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Kid Icarus: Uprising's Multiplayer Detailed

by Dan Ryckert on Feb 22, 2012 at 06:15 AM

After a generations-long hiatus, we're approaching the return of Kid Icarus on March 23rd. With the release date only a month away, Nintendo is beginning to reveal more details about the game's features. Today's press release from the company details two multiplayer modes, which you can read about below.

Light vs. Dark - Two teams of three battle until their opposing team's health meter is depleted. Once this occurs, the last defeated player turns into an angel. Teams win by defeating the other's angel.

Free-For-All - This mode supports six players, and bots can fill roles if there aren't enough people. This mode sounds like a standard deathmatch, with a scoring system based on kills vs. deaths.

Both of these modes are available via local play or online. Players will be able to earn weapons in the multiplayer modes, and these can be fused together at something called the Arms Altar. These unique weapons can then be shared via the 3DS StreetPass function.

Also noted in the press release is a pre-order incentive that grants owners a code for a 3D Classics version of the original NES title.