Kid Icarus: Uprising delayed into 2012

The high-flying 3DS sequel is in a holding pattern until 2012, as Nintendo has announced that "more time is needed to complete the game."

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High-flying Nintendo 3DS shooter sequel Kid Icarus: Uprising will have to wait in a holding pattern for a while, as Nintendo has announced at the Tokyo Game Show that it's been delayed from this holiday season.

"The development team," Nintendo explained, "has determined that more time is needed to complete the game." It's now slated to arrive in 2012.

Nintendo casually mentioned during its TGS press conference yesterday that it'd arrive in the first quarter of 2012, but that might only be for Japan.

There is also good (or at least not-bad news) Kid Icarus news, though. Nintendo announced that it's working on 3D Kid Icarus animations with unspecified "critically acclaimed Japanese anime production houses," to be released worldwide via Nintendo Video for free.

If you're jonesing for more Icarus now, now, you can always give our hands-on preview from E3 another read.

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    September 13, 2011 7:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Kid Icarus: Uprising delayed into 2012.

    The high-flying 3DS sequel is in a holding pattern until 2012, as Nintendo has announced that "more time is needed to complete the game."

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      September 13, 2011 7:27 AM

      I guess that means SSB4 will be out even later than I thought...

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        September 13, 2011 7:55 AM

        I wouldn't expect that game for a least a year... probably two.

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      September 13, 2011 7:48 AM

      The 3DS should have been delayed as well. I'm not joking. The game aren't ready, they are adding on a second analog stick via some goofy adapter, the estore is a mess. I feel sorry for anyone who bought one.

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        September 13, 2011 7:59 AM

        It definitely should have come out later. If they had waited to perfect the hardware and finish the big games while also working the price down? Just imagine the 3DS coming out this Christmas with Ocarina of Time, Mario, Star Fox, Street Fighter IV, the E-Store read and stocked with games, Nintendo Video and a second analog stick for $160!!! They would have made a KILLING this year!

        I own a 3DS and I actually love the thing... I'm honestly really enjoying it, but for Nintendo as a company... they screwed this one up big time.

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      September 13, 2011 7:49 AM

      Considering the responses to it at shows, this is good.

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        September 13, 2011 7:56 AM

        it needs to be a fucking platformer not some stupid shooting game :(

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