A Kid Icarus: Uprising national multiplayer tournament has been announced for the US!  This bracket style tournament will be held as select GameStop stores around the country during the month of March.  Three winners from each location will go on to compete in the finals in New York City.  Prizes will consist of a trip to New York City for the finals as well as exclusive Kid Icarus items.  Dates for each of the qualifiers and the finals can be seen below.

Qualifiers

San Francisco, CA – March 8th
Orlando, FL – March 11th
Los Angeles - March 15th
New York – March 22nd

Finals

New York – March 22nd (GameStop at Broadway and 84th Street)

Nintendo didn’t specifically mention if the tournament will be 3 vs. 3 (a major multiplayer mode in Kid Icarus: Uprising) or the newly announced Free For All Mode.  However seeing how there will be three winners for each region leads me to believe that the tournament will be 3 vs. 3.

More information on this tournament and a video explaining the 3 vs. 3 multiplayer mode in Kid Icarus: Uprising can be seen below!

NINTENDO TO MARK THE LAUNCH OF KID ICARUS: UPRISING WITH NATIONAL MULTIPLAYER TOURNAMENT

Feb. 28, 2012

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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