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Nintendo of Europe Teams with Panini for Kid Icarus Card Distribution 

by Daan Koopman - April 21, 2012, 5:03 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: (Nintendo Direct)

New ways to obtain idols will be following soon!

The Panini Group will handle the distribution of Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Cards for all across Europe. This information comes from the recentely aired Nintendo Direct.

Not many details were given, but Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata has ensured viewers that the cards will be available soon. Panini and Nintendo will also release a special album, in which the idol cards can be held safely.

The Panini Group is mostly known for their sticker albums and licensed products, with the most recent line being for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2012 tournament. It is a suprising move, but one that is certainly welcomed by collectors.

Talkback

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorApril 21, 2012

****

Onslaught7April 21, 2012

This is great news!  Hopefully a similar announcement for the US is forthcoming!

Ryadin91April 22, 2012

Nice, I currently have about 10 cards.

Kytim89April 26, 2012

Is there a chance that Nintendo could sell these cards in packs so that North American gamers can have a better chance of getting the complete collection? I hate artificial scarcity.

ejamerApril 26, 2012

NoA will sell these cards eventually. They've already talked about making them available through Club Nintendo.  It'll just take a year or two of twiddling their thumbs first, judging by their Wii release schedule this year.

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