Friday 27 April 2012

Nintendo Teams up with HMV to Offer Kid Icarus: Uprising Multiplayer Action

It's raining, it's pouring, the kids are moaning that it's boring ! Well, fab news if you're close to London tomorrow - I have the perfect way of keeping them entertained whatever the weather. (There are other dates and locations too though so scroll down.) Make sure you take your camera and you could win an HMV voucher on twitter.


Compete against the highly trained Kid Icarus: Uprising Battle Squad in-store for a chance to take away exclusive prizes
24 April 2012 - Nintendo has today announced a series of Kid Icarus: Uprising multiplayer events taking place in HMV stores around the UK, giving fans the chance to battle it out against the expert Kid Icarus: Uprising Battle Squad. The first event takes place from 12.00-16.00 this Saturday 28th April at HMV in Oxford Circus.
Fans need to take along their Nintendo 3DS console, competitive spirit and choose their favourite weapon, ready to join the battle.  The Squad is made up of different skill levels to allow for fair competition and includes a pro gamer to challenge even the most experienced Kid Icarus: Uprising players.
Everyone who takes part will earn a limited edition Kid Icarus: Uprising poster.  If a player defeats the Squad and wins a battle, they will be able to take home a set of AR Cards to boost their collection.  The Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Cards are highly sought after  – so make sure you get practising!
Nintendo is also launching a free prize draw via Twitter: all fans need to do is have their photo taken with the Squad in HMV and tweet it on the same day to @KidIcarusUK using the hashtag #KidIcarusBattleSquad to be in with a chance of winning* one of six £50 HMV vouchers.  All Nintendo 3DS owners are encouraged to head down to the events and take their console to StreetPassTM with other fans.
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:
hmv Oxford Circus Saturday 28th April
hmv Reading Oracle – Saturday 5th May
hmv Birmingham Bullring – Saturday 12th May
hmv Brighton Churchill – Saturday 19th May

*Winners will be drawn at random
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.

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