Kid Icarus: Uprising
Kid Icarus Uprising
Kid Icarus symbol
North American box art.
Developer(s) Project Sora
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Kid Icarus
Director(s) Masahiro Sakurai
Producer(s) Yoshihiro Matsushima
Artist(s) Toshio Noguchi
Akifumi Yamamoto
Masaki Hirooka
Writer(s) Masahiro Sakurai
Composer(s) Motoi Sakuraba
Yuzo Koshiro
Masafumi Takada
Noriyuki Iwadare
Takahiro Nishi
Yasunori Mitsuda
Release date Nintendo 3DS
JPMarch 22, 2012
NAMarch 23, 2012
EUMarch 23, 2012
AUMarch 26, 2012
Genre(s) Third-person shooter, Cabal shooter, Action
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Ratings E10+ for Everyone 10 and up
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS

Kid Icarus: Uprising, known in Japan as New Light Mythology: Palutena's Mirror (新・光神話 パルテナの鏡), is a third-person shooter developed by Project Sora and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. Released worldwide in March 2012, it is the third installment in the Kid Icarus series and the first to be released since Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters in 1991.

Like its predecessors, Kid Icarus: Uprising takes place in a setting based loosely around Greek mythology. The main protagonist is the angel Pit, servant of the Goddess of Light Palutena. Taking place 25 years after the events of the original Kid Icarus, when the Goddess of Darkness Medusa returns to destroy humanity, Pit goes on missions first against her, then against the forces of Hades, Lord of the Underworld and the source behind Medusa's return. During gameplay, players control Pit during airborne rail shooter segments and ground-based third-person shooter segments. In addition to the single-player campaign, multiple multiplayer modes are available, with competitive modes available for up to six players.

Since release, Uprising has sold over a million copies worldwide, and met with mainly positive reviews; praise was given to the story, graphics, music and gameplay, although the control scheme was frequently faulted.

In the Super Smash Flash series


In Super Smash Flash 2, Pit's entire design and moveset are based on those in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, which subsequently are based on his appearance in Kid Icarus: Uprising. Both his side special move and down special move, Upperdash Arm and Guardian Orbitars, respectively, are weapons from the game that function similarly to how they do in SSF2. His up special move, Power of Flight, is based on the ability Palutena grants Pit in this game due to Pit's inability to fly on his own. In addition, all of his voice clips have the same personality and voice actor he had in this game.


A stage called Palutena's Shrine appears in SSF2. The stage is based on Palutena's Temple, the location in the game where Pit and Palutena reside. More specifically, the stage takes place in front of the statue of Lady Palutena, where Pit fights a possessed Palutena in this game.


The music, titled Magnus's Theme, plays as the main music track of Palutena's Shrine in SSF2.

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