Get ready for Kid Icarus Uprising with multiplayer tournaments

by: Sean Colleli -
Kid Icarus Uprising makes its long awaited launch on March 23rd, and to get the hype train moving Nintendo is sponsoring a multiplayer tournament at Gamestops around the country. The tourney starts March 8th, with the winners from each regional location moving up the bracket until the final competition at the Broadway Gamestop in New York. The four regionals take place in San Francisco, Orlando, Los Angeles and New York.

Is it just me, or has Nintendo gotten a lot friendlier with Gamestop as of late? Giving them exclusive retail rights to Xenoblade Chronicles and the Circle Pad Pro, hosting their competitions there...I liked when Nintendo did this stuff at their official Nintendo World Store in Times Square. Kid Icarus or not, I still won't set foot inside a Gamestop unless absolutely necessary.
Nintendo to Mark the Launch of Kid Icarus: Uprising with National Multiplayer Tournament

To prepare fans for the March 23 launch of Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo of America will host multiplayer tournaments at select GameStop stores across the United States starting March 8 and culminating in a national championship event in New York on Thursday, March 22. Three winners from each market will participate in the final round. The final national championship event at the GameStop store at Broadway and 84th Street in New York will also feature a special pre-sale opportunity, allowing consumers to purchase the game one day before it goes on sale throughout North America.

The bracket-style tournament will include regional competition at select GameStop locations in San Francisco (March 8), Orlando, Fla., (March 11), Los Angeles (March 15) and New York (March 22). Winners from each of the four markets will be eligible to win prizes including an all-expenses-paid trip to New York to participate in the national championship and a variety of exclusive Kid Icarus-themed items. Even if they are not participating in tournament play, consumers will be able to visit GameStop tournament locations to play Kid Icarus: Uprising before its nationwide launch on March 23.

Kid Icarus: Uprising takes the action of this fan-favorite series to new heights. Players use the Nintendo 3DS system’s Circle Pad, touch screen and buttons to maneuver the heroic Pit as he battles enemies in the air and on land. The new game also incorporates collectible weapons and online multiplayer modes. Each copy of the game comes with six AR cards that can interact with the game, as well as a Nintendo 3DS stand.

For more information about Kid Icarus: Uprising, visit http://kidicarus.nintendo.com/uprising.
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