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Kid Icarus Uprising Sneak Peek

Kid Icarus Uprising Release Date

Hello there fellow gamers. Have you been following the latest handheld console of Nintendo? You probably heard a lot of doom and gloom prophecy floating around about the 3DS, but look at it now. The 3DS is now the top selling handheld console in history, even surpassing the greatness of the Gameboy Color. Yeah! Fanboys will whine once again and say that the “3DS has no games.” To kill that yapping and whining here’s Kid Icarus Uprising. Kid Icarus Uprising is the third installment in the Kid Icarus series. It has been around nineteen years already since the first Kid Icarus game was released, so long time Kid Icarus fans will surely be delighted that a third game is coming out for the Nintendo 3DS. The game was developed by Team Sora, so expect that the game will be of high quality.

In Kid Icarus Uprising you take the role of Pit, who is basically an angel armed with many dangerous weapons. It is a fast-paced action adventure game. Each chapter of the game is either an air or land combat. The air combat is basically an on-rails shooting while flying deal (you can dodge and shoot enemies while on the wing). On the other hand, you have land combats which also involves dodging and attacking enemies, but with added control as you can now traverse the level and not be limited to on-rails shooting. You can either use melee or long-range weapons to clear up the chapters. You can choose from weapons such as bow, claws, blades and many more. You should develop familiarity with the weapons though, as they have their own advantages and disadvantages. As you progress, you will be able to unlock new and more powerful weapons that you can use to defeat the bosses.

Kid Icarus Uprising also offers an added challenge, because you can now increase the difficulty or the “intensity” of the game by collecting hearts from defeated enemies. This is sure to be a popular feature, and if this is not enough to win you over, Kid Icarus Uprising features online multi-player besides the single player story mode. The multi-player supports both local and via Wi-Fi. The multi-player supports up to six players with  game mode options such as Team Deathmatch and Free-For-Alls. Still not convinced? Let us not forget the little additions such as the AR cards which allow players to play exciting mini games. Kid Icarus Uprising is set to release on March 23, 2012 and the game comes bundled with a 3DS stand accessory which will make long gaming sessions comfortable. The game also supports the Circle Pad Pro which is said to improve the controls. There you have it, another 3DS game worth owning.

Diablo III Sneak Peek

Diablo III Release Date

It was on June 2008 when Diablo III was announced at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Paris, France. Sadly, up until now, there has been no release date mentioned by Blizzard but on the bright side, we know that the game is nearing its release as the beta has been released last September 2011. I can’t wait for this game either, as it is one of my favorite dungeon crawling role playing games. Old players will have familiarities with the Diablo 3 as it borrows element form its predecessors. As for those who are not familiar with the series, it is a hack and slash dungeon crawling RPG with dark themes. Customization of characters as well as skills is also a major feature of this game.

As for the plot of the game, Diablo III takes place in Sanctuary. It is the world that you have to save from the evil armies of the Burning Hell. It is the same world as in Diablo II. This dark fantasy world is really unfortunate as the dark forces never get tired of ruining things and being the hero of this new generation, you have the responsibility to temporarily stop this evilness. I said temporarily because you know, Diablo IV might come out and take place in Sanctuary again.

As for the gameplay, expect it to be very similar with the previous game but with additions, refinements and improvements. The perspective is in top-down view which I actually prefer when it comes to RPG games. Of course there is a multiplayer through the Battle.net service. Other good additions are the enhanced quest system, the random level generator and the random encounter generator which ensures that the game will have variance when replayed.

And to spoil things a bit, let me introduce to you the different classes in Diablo III. It includes the new witch doctor, barbarian, wizard, monk and demon hunter.  Wait, did I mention that you can now choose the gender of your character?