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New Releases: Kid Icarus Uprising, Ninja Gaiden 3, RE Operation Raccoon City, More

It’s taken more than 20 years, but Pit is finally back in Kid Icarus: Uprising for the 3DS. Hallelujah! (Cause he’s an angel, get it?).

Also available this week is Team Ninja’s Ninja Gaiden 3 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. It’s the first game in the series without input from former studio head Tomonobu Itagaki and it comes with a sweet Dead or Alive 5 demo.

Rounding out the rest of the new releases is Capcom’s multiplayer shooter, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3, Xbox 360); From Software’s next Armored Core, Armored Core V (PS3, Xbox 360); and Konami’s compilation of the second and third Silent Hill games, the Silent Hill HD Collection (PS3, Xbox 360).

A complete list of this week’s new releases, including a Kinect game starring Pixar’s greatest characters, can be found after the break. (more…)

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Pit battles the monsters of mythology in new Kid Icarus: Uprising trailer

Following the announcement of Kid Icarus: Uprising‘s release date, Nintendo has released a new trailer that is just packed with mythological monsters. Watch as the angel battles Cerberus, Medusa, Hades, the Hydra, an evil clone known as Dark Pit, and those flying eyeballs from the original NES game. This trailer certainly hits the bullseye.

Kid Icarus: Uprising will be available exclusively for the 3DS on March 23.

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3DS, Wii, DS Q1 2012 game schedule released; Kid Icarus: Uprising, Circle Pad Pro dated

Nintendo has announced that the Circle Pad Pro will be released on February 7 (the same day as Resident Evil Revelations) as part of a massive release schedule update for the 3DS, DS, and Wii. The infamous second 3DS control stick will be sold exclusively through GameStop stores (and on GameStop.com) for $19.99. Nintendo also confirmed that Kid Icarus: Uprising will be released on March 23.

In non-3DS release news, a trio of Nintendo-published Wii games will make it onto stores shelves in early 2012: Rhythm Heaven Fever on February 13, PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond on February 27, and Mario Party 9 on March 11.

Hit the jump to view the complete 3DS, DS, and Wii release schedule (first party and third party) for the first three months of 2012. (more…)

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Nintendo slashes 3DS price to $170, announces 3DS Ambassadors program

It’s no secret that the 3DS is not selling as well as Nintendo would like. That will all change on August 12 when the publisher plans to cut the price of their latest handheld to $169.99. That’s an astounding $80 price drop from its current price of $249.99.

The Big N has given tentative release dates (and final titles) to their biggest 3DS games of the Fall. Super Mario 3D Land will launch in November, Mario Kart 7 will follow in December and Kid Icarus: Uprising will land in stores “during the holiday season.”

So everyone thinking about buying a 3DS should wait two weeks, right? Not so fast. Nintendo has also announced the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador program, a sort of “thank you” to everyone who bought a 3DS at the original price point. Nintendo plans to shower everyone who accesses the 3DS eShop before midnight on August 11 with 20 Virtual Console downloads… all for free.

And these games aren’t castoffs Nintendo couldn’t sell to Captain N, they’re bona fide classics in their own right. Want the full list, hit the jump. (more…)

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Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Kid Icarus playable at PAX East

The launch of the 3DS is less than three weeks away and Nintendo plans to woo the public with some big playable demos at this weekend’s PAX East event. The console maker plans to showcase playable demo stations for six launch day titles:

  • Dead or Alive Dimensions
  • Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
  • Nintendogs + Cats
  • Pilotwings Resort
  • Steel Diver
  • Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition

That lineup is great and all, but Nintendo is also pulling out the big guns with playable versions of Kid Icarus: Uprising, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Capcom’s Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D.

If you’re in the Boston area, I’d suggest getting in line now.

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