The lights are on
When Kid Icarus: Uprising launches on the 3DS later this month, players will have a chance to get reacquainted with angelic hero Pit, who hasn't starred in a game since 1991's Game Boy sequel to his NES classic. And if Nintendo has its way, you'll be sucked into a world of real-world card collecting once the introductions are over.
When you open up your copy of the game, you'll immediately get six AR cards, drawn randomly from a pool of 20. But wait! There's more! There are hundreds of these cards, which spring to life when photographed with the 3DS' built-in camera. Club Nintendo members can get Great Reaper, Palutena, and Drill Arm cards by visiting a site. Other cards will be distributed in various gaming magazines (including Game Informer, Nintendo Power, and @Gamer) and at events including WonderCon and PAX East.
What do you think? Do you have room in your life for another collectible?
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The game looks sweet, but I play card games as often as Hannibal Lecter makes friends. Give me a soundtrack!
no i do not
Ugh... and just when I thought that Nintendo was trying to get serious again.
Blah, blah, blah Kid Icarus... what about Tripping Icarus?
More collectibles huh? I don't really mind that, since I always have fun trying to collect these for other games. I hope this works out well for the, but I will most likely not try to collect these.
If we have a digital issue of gameinformer are we going to be left out on the cards if they will be included in the magazine?
just give me Medusa cause shes cute
Yes, thank you for the free AR card GI
I'm getting this game AND I'm geting the extra AR cards. And will people stop ripping on AR cards? They're a great idea!
I'd rather collect something that has an impact on the game.
yeah i noticed the card in my new Game Informer lol
Looks kind of cool but too 'kiddish' for me.
I'll probably end up buying and collecting these. Pokemon cards just don't seem as fun anymore so maybe this will be fun.
I hope there not as hard to find as the Skylanders figures.
Just ordered my free cards.