07 June 2012 – Following the popular Kid Icarus: Uprising multiplayer events this Spring, the Kid Icarus: Uprising Battle Squad is set to return to the high street with four exciting Battle Squad events now confirmed at GAME stores in Manchester, London, Leicester and Glasgow. The Battle Squad events hosted in partnership with IGN, the UK’s largest games and entertainment website, offer Nintendo 3DS fans the chance to win a fabulous, luxury trip to IPL5, the IGN Pro League gaming event in Las Vegas!
Fans should come charged with competitive spirit, ready to battle it out with the Battle Squad’s Pro Gamer to be in with a chance of qualifying for the Grand Final in London. At each event the three challengers to defeat the Pro-Gamer by the largest points margin will go through to the exciting Grand Final which will see expert gamers battle it out to win a fantastic all-expenses paid trip to the IPL5 in Las Vegas.
The winner with the largest points margin at each event will also be presented with a collector’s edition full set of the highly sought after Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Cards. All qualifiers will win £10 eShop vouchers and there will also be free posters and AR Cards up for grabs for all battle winners.
The first four GAME store locations have been specially selected in response to high demand from Kid Icarus: Uprising Battle Squad fans on the Nintendo 3DS Facebook page. A further four locations will be selected based on the outcome of the Facebook Location Poll. Fans are advised to stay tuned for more information and be ready to cast their vote.
Select events will feature a guest appearance from an IPL Kid Icarus: Uprising expert who will be on hand to give challengers hints and tips on how to overcome the Pro-Gamer. Cosplay lovers should also look out for an angelic character from the game who will bring an element of mystical fun to the event.
A selection of all photos from the events will be uploaded onto the Nintendo 3DS Facebook page and for all the latest news about Kid Icarus: Uprising and the Battle Squad follow @KidIcarusUK.
The Kid Icarus: Uprising Battle Squad dates and locations:
GAME Manchester – Saturday 9th June
GAME London – Saturday 16th June
GAME Leicester – Saturday 23rd June
GAME Glasgow – Saturday 30th June
4 further Battle Squad events to be confirmed shortly – watch this space!
About Kid Icarus: Uprising:
Kid Icarus: Uprising launched exclusively on Nintendo 3DS on 23rd March. The two multiplayer modes can be played against other Nintendo 3DS owners ‘Nearby’ via a local wireless connection or ‘Far Away’ via an internet connection. The two modes include Light vs Dark, where up to six players create two teams to fight against each other, and Free-for-All, where it is every player for themselves.
About Nintendo 3DS:
Nintendo 3DS offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the level of 3D their children can view on the Nintendo 3DS as well as the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they want on the 3D Screen, two built-in screens for different functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the taking of 3D pictures), houses a 2GB SD Memory Card and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS is also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo DS games, which can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system.
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