Nintendo Fans Face Off in Nationwide Kid Icarus: Uprising Tournament

Fans Gather at GameStop in New York to Compete in the National Championship

NEW YORK--()--Nintendo:

WHAT:

 

Nintendo and GameStop are inviting fans of multiplayer video game action to face off in the final round of an epic tournament. The tournament will be held at a GameStop store in New York to celebrate the launch of Kid Icarus: Uprising, available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS system, and will provide attendees the opportunity to purchase the game in advance of its March 23 launch. The event is the culmination of a nationwide tournament in which players from San Francisco, Orlando, Fla., and Los Angeles had the opportunity to compete for a trip to New York. Three winners from each regional tournament will be vying for the championship title. This tournament will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees can also snack on treats from a Kid Icarus food truck and receive special Kid Icarus-themed prizes while supplies last.

 

The original Kid Icarus game for NES captured the imaginations of gamers, and now Kid Icarus: Uprising brings the action and adventure of this beloved series to new heights on the Nintendo 3DS system. The dark goddess Medusa and her Underworld Army have returned to bring destruction to the world, and Pit the heroic angel must fend off the invasion. Jump into the intense air and ground combat with intuitive touch-screen controls, stunning 3D visuals and fully voiced narration. Beyond the deep single-player mode, experience frenetic multiplayer modes with up to six players over a broadband Internet connection or via a local wireless connection. For more information about Kid Icarus: Uprising, visit http://kidicarus.nintendo.com/uprising.

 

WHO:

Video game fans in the New York area
 

WHEN:

Thursday, March 22
Open game play: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tournament play: 5-8 p.m.
Championship round: 8-9 p.m.
 

WHERE:

GameStop
2322 Broadway
New York, NY 10024

VISUALS:

  • Fans lined up outside GameStop to preview Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • Attendees competing in the national Kid Icarus: Uprising tournament
  • Attendees purchasing Kid Icarus: Uprising in advance of its launch
  • Tournament winner celebrating his/her victory

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Contacts

GolinHarris
Jonathan Silverstein
212-373-6046
jsilverstein@golinharris.com

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Contacts

GolinHarris
Jonathan Silverstein
212-373-6046
jsilverstein@golinharris.com