UK - Nintendo teams up with HMV to offer Kid Icarus: Uprising multiplayer action

A series of Kid Icarus: Uprising multiplayer events taking place in HMV stores around the UK is giving fans the chance to battle it out against the expert Kid Icarus: Uprising Battle Squad. The next event takes place from 12.00 - 16.00 this Saturday 5th May at HMV in Reading Oracle.

Fans need to take along their Nintendo 3DS console, competitive spirit and choose their favourite weapon, ready to join the battle. The Squad is made up of different skill levels to allow for fair competition and includes a pro gamer to challenge even the most experienced Kid Icarus: Uprising players.

Everyone who takes part will earn a limited edition Kid Icarus: Uprising poster. If a player defeats the Squad and wins a battle, they will be able to take home a set of AR Cards to boost their collection. The Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Cards are highly sought after – so get practising!

Those who love to get in costume are also in for a treat with brand new prizes for fans who greet the Kid Icarus: Uprising Battle Squad dressed as Pit, Palutena, Medusa or any of the other characters in the game. Everyone who arrives in Kid Icarus: Uprising cosplay will be entered into a prize draw to win Nintendo goodies.

Nintendo is also launching a free prize draw via Twitter: all fans need to do is have their photo taken with the Squad in HMV and tweet it on the same day to @KidIcarusUK using the hashtag #KidIcarusBattleSquad to be in with a chance of winning* one of six £50 HMV vouchers. All Nintendo 3DS owners are encouraged to head down to the events and take their console to StreetPass with other fans.

All photos from the events will be uploaded onto the Nintendo 3DS Facebook page and for all the latest news about Kid Icarus: Uprising and the Battle Squad follow @KidIcarusUK.

The Kid Icarus: Uprising Battle Squad dates and locations:

hmv Oxford Circus – Saturday 28th April
hmv Reading Oracle – Saturday 5th May
hmv Birmingham Bullring – Saturday 12th May
hmv Brighton Churchill – Saturday 19th May
Kid Icarus: Uprsing is in shops now, only for Nintendo 3DS.

*Winners will be drawn at random

Twitter prize draw T&Cs:
By entering the free prize draw, you agree to comply with the following rules:

To enter the Twitter prize draw, you must be at least 12 years old; under 16 year-olds must have permission from a parent or guardian
To enter the free prize draw, you must tweet a picture of yourself with the Kid Icarus: Uprising Battle Squad to @KidIcarusUK using the hashtag #KidIcarusBattleSquad
You must tweet your picture the same date as the event – winners will be drawn at random within 48 hours from all valid entries between 12.00 and 23.59, the date of the event
There are a total of six £50 HMV vouchers to be won, with one name selected at random for each day the Kid Icarus: Uprising Battle Squad are in-store
Winners will be notified via Twitter and will be asked to provide their name, date of birth and a valid email address. If under the age of 16, a valid email address for a parent or guardian must be provided
By entering, you give us permission to publish your photograph on Nintendo’s Facebook page and use your photograph in any other publicity material in connection with the Kid Icarus: Uprising Battle Squad activity. You also confirm the consent of any additional people in the photograph

Categories: Press Releases, Portables
Tags: 3ds, kid-icarus


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