Kid Icarus: Uprising's 'intensity' mode explained

Coming from Project Sora, developers of the Smash Bros. franchise, it shouldn't be too surprising that Kid Icarus: Uprising is designed with hardcore gamers in mind. The upcoming 3DS shooter allows you to adjust the game's "intensity level," letting you customize how difficult you want the game.

But the "Fiend's Cauldron" feature is more than just an adjustable difficulty scale. In addition, you'll be able to bet in-game currency to see if you can survive the challenge. "As the intensity increases, players will be able to earn more Hearts and more powerful weapon drops from defeated enemies," Nintendo notes.

See how the challenge changes in this new video: