She Hears A Nintendo Theme Once, Then Makes Beautiful Music

Sonya Belousova is one of today's most accomplished young composers and pianists. Watch her demonstrate her skill by listening to a series of Nintendo themes — most for the first time ever — and then coming up with gorgeous arrangements on the spot. » 12/15/14 10:46am 12/15/14 10:46am

The New Link to the Past Took Its Sweet Time... But So Did These Games

After twenty-one years, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is getting a direct sequel. That's quite the gap, twenty-one years. But it's far from being the only big gap. » 4/23/13 12:30pm 4/23/13 12:30pm

Kirby's Creator Isn't Thrilled with Video Game Storytelling

"As a long time gamer, I often find the stories told by games to be bothersome." Kirby creator Masahiro Sakurai writes in his Weekly Famitsu column. Indeed, many games seem to take their time laying out the beginning of their stories, showing long (and sometimes unskippable) cutscenes, or limiting what actions the… » 2/14/13 7:00am 2/14/13 7:00am

Here, Have Some Kid Icarus Action Figures

Masahiro Sakurai, who helmed Kid Icarus: Uprising, recently showed off these two new Figma Kid Icarus figures of the characters Pit and Dark Pit. Pretty nice! No word on when they'll be released. » 12/18/12 5:30am 12/18/12 5:30am

Nintendo’s 8-Bit Summer Brings Back Zelda, Sonic and Kid Icarus

In the midst of Nintendo's massive barrage of news last night, the House of Mario also announced a new 8-Bit Summer promotion. They'll be rolling out two old-school games a week on the 3DS' eShop digital store starting on July 5th, with titles that will include the original Legend of Zelda, Kid Icarus: Of Myths and… » 6/22/12 9:00am 6/22/12 9:00am

Don't Hold Your Breath for a Kid Icarus: Uprising Sequel

Because, you'll pass out. While you might be keen to play another Kid Icarus: Uprising » 5/10/12 7:15am 5/10/12 7:15am, game designer Masahiro Sakurai isn't keen to make one.

Disappointed With the New Kid Icarus? Play the Original in 3D Instead

Everyone remembers the original Kid Icarus, right? The classic platformer everyone begged Nintendo for a sequel to? What do you mean you never played it? » 4/19/12 9:30am 4/19/12 9:30am

Backhanded Box Quotes: 'Keep This Piece of Crap to Yourself'

Welcome to "Backhanded Box Quotes," a collection of super pissed-off user reviews from people just like you! Whoa, whoa, don't take that personal. » 3/30/12 9:00pm 3/30/12 9:00pm This week, Backhanded Box Quotes wrangles with the disappointment faced by diehard fans upon the arrival of their long-awaited sequel—and an appeal for calm and reason by…

This Person Went Kid Icarus Scratching Insane

Kid Icarus: Uprising » 3/26/12 7:00am 3/26/12 7:00am is a stylus controlled 3DS game. Unless you are press down as hard as you possibly can while using the stylus, your 3DS should be fine! Nintendo builds its products to be tough; it builds them to last.

Kid Icarus: Uprising: The Kotaku Review

How much to we value weirdness? How much weight do we place on eccentricity? There are so many video games that are essentially retreads of the same old tired space; it can feel so nice to see a game that, even while following the same basic formulas as its brethren, does so with enthusiastic weirdness. » 3/23/12 2:00pm 3/23/12 2:00pm

Other Uses for Nintendo's Most Pointless Peripheral in Years

The official 3DS stand Nintendo is packing with Kid Icarus: Uprising » 3/22/12 5:30am 3/22/12 5:30am and selling as a stand-alone is, simply put, . Or is it?

Did Nintendo Just Create Better Words For 'Multiplayer'?

If you thought the word "multiplayer" was a good way of describing the thing you do when you play a video game with friends, please consider the word "together." » 3/20/12 5:00pm 3/20/12 5:00pm

Kid Icarus: Uprising Flies in the Face of Game Critics' Expectations

It's been 21 years since the release of the last original Kid Icarus game. That makes hero Pit old enough to drink. Let's see if the assembled game reviewers gave him reason to start. » 3/19/12 6:00pm 3/19/12 6:00pm

Of all Nintendo's classic franchises, is one that has sorely been lacking in love, with protagonist Pit's failing to make even…

We Like Kid Icarus: Uprising So Far, Because It's Weird.

Kid Icarus: Uprising is Nintendo's big 3DS game of early 2012. Hyped since the early days of the 3DS as one of the major titles for the system, we've now been able to play the finished game. » 3/19/12 10:00am 3/19/12 10:00am

Did You Know Kid Icarus: Uprising is Part Collectible Card Game?

With "hundreds" of augmented reality (AR) cards being distributed across via special events, magazines, retailers and Club Nintendo, Kid Icarus: Uprising for the 3DS is more than just a third-person shooter; it's also a collectible card game. Can you collect the whole set? » 3/14/12 9:30am 3/14/12 9:30am

Don't Like Eggplant? Kid Icarus: Uprising Will Deep-Fry You with the…

Nintendo published a new trailer for the 3DS title Kid Icarus: Uprising a couple days ago. Get a glimpse of its boss battles here, and yes, there's a food-related nuisance awaiting you. » 3/10/12 5:00pm 3/10/12 5:00pm

Watch Super Smash Bros Creator Masahiro Sakurai Talk About Kid Icarus:…

Expectations have to be running high for the multiplayer component of Kid Icarus: Uprising. After all, it's the designer beloved for pitting Nintendo's all-stars and B-listers against each other in crazy free-for-all battles who's in charge of the game. » 2/22/12 9:15am 2/22/12 9:15am