screenshot 08 Nintendo Announces Kid Icarus: Uprising Multiplayer Battle DayNearly two decades passed between the March release of Kid Icarus: Uprising and the previous game in the series. Understandably, there was a lot of pent-up energy from old and new fans of the series alike, and Nintendo is now looking to take advantage of that. Players are being encouraged to meet up on May 19, dubbed the Kid Icarus: Uprising Multiplayer Battle Day, to enjoy the multiplayer modes of the game with other fans. Nintendo will be offering prizes to the largest groups of gamers that get together to play the game. Read on for details.

Fans and Nintendo 3DS users are encouraged to get together and battle it out on Saturday, May 19, which has been designated as Kid Icarus: Uprising Multiplayer Battle Day. Using a broadband Internet connection or local wireless connection, players who own a Nintendo 3DS and Kid Icarus: Uprising can compete in the game’s frenetic multiplayer modes, whether battling it out in three-on-three Light Versus Dark mode or six-player Free-for-All mode. The 20 groups with the most participants will receive special Kid Icarus: Uprising premium items such as AR Card packs and T-shirts, while supplies last.

To help facilitate gamers getting together this weekend, Nintendo has set up a 3DS Meetup Community Page that Kid Icarus: Uprising fans can use to find a Battle Day group near them, or to create their own. In addition to the prizes given to the largest groups, organizers will receive Kid Icarus themed items for distribution at their events.