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Kid Icarus: Uprising Comes with 3DS Stand

by Alex Culafi - January 12, 2012, 1:48 pm PST
Total comments: 10 Source: (Twitter), http://twitpic.com/868dlq

The new peripheral allows 3DS owners to keep their system steady while playing.

Kid Icarus: Uprising is shipping with a special 3DS stand when it releases in Japan this March, according to Project Sora head Masahiro Sakurai.

The stand was revealed on the developer's Twitter as a way to keep the system still while playing Kid Icarus. He further explained that the stand is compatible with all other 3DS games, and suggests that it proves especially useful when playing games heavily reliant on the touch screen.

The 3DS stand is the second peripheral confirmed to be usable with Kid Icarus, as Sakurai also revealed that the game will use the Circle Pad Pro for left-handed functionality.

As of right now, the peripheral is only confirmed to be bundled with Japanese copies of the game, although announcements for other territories may soon follow.

Update: Nintendo confirmed that the stand will ship with the game in all regions.



Chozo GhostJanuary 12, 2012

Can both the stand and CPP be used together at the same time?

Don't know. One of Sakurai's other Twitter pictures does show off a bonus mode, though:  http://twitpic.com/7u14k6

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterJanuary 12, 2012

I think you mean this one. That's of Sakurai's kitty:

Quote from: NWR_pap64

I think you mean this one. That's of Sakurai's kitty:

No, I had the right one. :D

Bman87301January 13, 2012

It better still fit 3DSes with plus-sized battery packs or I'm gonna be pissed.

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorJanuary 13, 2012

Does this charge the 3DS too? It seems like it could be a viable and awesome replacement dock. I'm sure they probably weren't that cool about it though.

Oh man! Another revelation! http://twitpic.com/81ahie

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterJanuary 13, 2012

Quote from: NWR_Neal

Oh man! Another revelation! http://twitpic.com/81ahie

Is that the same cat in Smash Bros Brawl, found in the Pokemon Stadium 2 stage?

Mop it upJanuary 13, 2012

This is actually something that I might find useful. It's always awkward to hold the system with one hand, so this could make several stylus-heavy games easier to play.

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