Kid Icarus: Uprising Series 2 AR Cards Out This Summer

Nintendo has announced that they will be distributing more AR cards to be used with 3DS hit Kid Icarus: Uprising starting tomorrow (August 3rd).  This Series 2 set will feature more characters, enemies, and items.  This time the cards will also feature locations as well.

For the unaware, players can scan these cards in-game with the 3DS camera to unlock an idol for whatever appears on the card.  In addition, a 3D model will rise up from the card, similar to the AR cards that come with the system.  If you place two cards next to each other, the models fight, though those outcomes are always predetermined.  At least with the new location cards, they can fight somewhere more interesting then your kitchen table.

If you want a pack of these fancy new cards, you’ll have to go to the Nintendo World Store in New York or attend the Penny Arcade Expo or New York Comic-Con.  It looks like they might come to other retail locations later in the year.  Full details can be found in the press release below.

Anyone gonna try to pick some of these up?

Press Release

Aug. 2, 2012

Nintendo has announced that the second series of Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Card packs will be distributed at a number of events starting Aug. 3. Building upon the popular first series of cards distributed around the launch of the game, the Series 2 AR Cards feature different characters, enemies, weapons and items that appear in Kid Icarus: Uprising. Also, for the first time, players will find AR Cards representing various locations found within the game.

The game recognizes these specially designed cards when viewed using the built-in camera of the Nintendo 3DS system. Viewing an AR Card with the game also unlocks the corresponding Idol on the AR Card, which reveals additional information about that card. Placing down two AR Cards at once will initiate an AR Card Battle in which players can watch the two Idols engage in combat. With the location AR Cards now available in Series 2, these AR Battles can even take place on backgrounds from different locations in the game. Players can even snap photos when the AR Card characters come to life, and then view them within the Nintendo 3DS Camera application. Kid Icarus: Uprising is available now on Nintendo 3DS.

Consumers in the United States can collect packs of these special AR Cards in the coming weeks at the following events (quantities are limited, available while supplies last):

Retail Events: Consumers in the New York area who attend Kid Icarus: Uprising events at the Nintendo World store will be given Series 2 AR Card packs starting on Aug. 3. The events take place every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. Eastern time. Additionally, consumers will also have the opportunity to get Series 2 AR card packs at game-play sessions at select retail locations later this year. Exact dates and details will be announced at a later time.

Consumer Events: At several upcoming consumer events, Nintendo will be handing out packs of Series 2 AR Card packs while supplies last. Penny Arcade Expo (Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, Seattle) and New York Comic-Con (Oct. 11 – 13, New York) attendees are encouraged to stop by the Nintendo booth for Series 2 AR Card packs. Nintendo will announce additional plans for these events at a later time.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit Kid Icarus: Uprising is available in retail stores at a suggested retail price of $39.99 in the United States. For more information, please visit


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