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Nintendo Outlines Free Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Card Giveaway

Club Nintendo members among those eligible for free cards.

Pit makes his long awaited return to the spotlight later this month in Kid Icarus: Uprising.  In an effort to showcase his versatility, not only is he making the move from platformer to frenetic shooter, but the latest game also boasts an extensive augmented reality suite that works off of collectable AR cards.  While each new purchase of Uprising will include six random cards, there are plenty of other ways to get your hands on a few that won’t cost you a dime.

Members of Club Nintendo can secure three AR cards starting today by visiting  These cards include the Great Reaper, Palutena and Drill Arm.  If you aren’t a member you can sign up for free to pick up your cards.

Other cards will be made available at various retailers, events and publications in the coming months.  Check out the press release for more information and stay tuned to PixlBit for more news on Kid Icarus: Uprising, including our review!

Press Release

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo has revealed new details about how to discover and collect hundreds of special AR Cards to use with Kid Icarus: Uprising, which will launch exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system on March 23. The cards feature characters, enemies, bosses, weapons and items that appear in Kid Icarus: Uprising. The game recognizes these specially designed AR Cards when viewed using the built-in camera of the Nintendo 3DS. Viewing an AR Card with the game also unlocks the AR Card’s corresponding Idol, which reveals additional information about that card. Players can even snap photos when the AR Card characters come to life and then view them within Nintendo 3DS Camera.

Here is more information about how consumers in the United States can collect these special AR Cards in the coming weeks (quantities are limited, available while supplies last):

Included with Kid Icarus: Uprising: Every copy of Kid Icarus: Uprising will come packed with a selection of six randomly chosen AR Cards from a set of 20 possible AR Cards.

Exclusive Club Nintendo Giveaway: As a special treat for Club Nintendo members, three AR Cards will be given away starting today. Members can receive the Great Reaper, Palutena and Drill Arm cards by visiting Consumers without an existing Club Nintendo membership simply need to sign up to receive these three cards.

Retail: By visiting select GameStop locations and participating in Kid Icarus: Uprising game-play sessions on April 14 from 1-4 p.m., players will receive five AR Cards, including Eggplant Wizard, Skyscraper Club, Fireworks Cannon, Minos and the Fiend’s Cauldron. Consumers who purchase the game on March 23 at Nintendo World in New York will receive the Three Sacred Treasures card as a special gift.

Publications: A selection of AR Cards will also be available through several magazines. In the April issue of Game Informer, subscribers will receive the Power of Flight card. Nintendo Power will feature a pack of three cards including Poseidon, Thanatos - God of Death and Medusa (Battle) in its April issue. Best Buy will also offer three special cards, including Pit, Pandora - The Goddess of Calamity and Samurai Blade in the April issue of @Gamer, its in-store magazine.

Events: At several upcoming events, Nintendo will be handing out packs with a random selection of AR Cards while supplies last. WonderCon (March 16-18, Anaheim, Calif.) and PAX East (April 6-8, Boston) attendees are encouraged to stop by the Nintendo booth for special AR Card packs. Additionally, Nintendo is hosting upcoming Kid Icarus: Uprising multiplayer tournaments at GameStop locations in Los Angeles and New York. Tournament attendees will also receive special AR Card packs. Visit for more details.

Consumers who pre-order Kid Icarus: Uprising at GameStop, Best Buy, and Nintendo World will receive a bonus download code for 3D Classics: Kid Icarus, a re-mastered 3D version of the NES original. The download code will be given to customers who pre-ordered Kid Icarus: Uprising when they purchase the game, and must be redeemed by June 20, 2012. Retailers may require a deposit for pre-orders. Kid Icarus: Uprising will carry a suggested retail price of $39.99 in the United States.

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Press Release

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo has revealed new details about how to discover and collect hundreds of special AR Cards to use with Kid Icarus: Uprising, which will launch exclusively for t...