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Dress As Pit, Win Big At HMV

I pray to Palutena that we see Hades cosplay.

As reported last week, Nintendo and HMV have partnered up to bring multiplayer events to the UK’s Kid Icarus: Uprising fans. If you missed it, let me summarize: Head on over to any of the selected HMV stores on the appropriate date to battle the “expert” Kid Icarus: Uprising Battle Squad and win prizes! Simple. Nintendo have recently decided to add a bit more excitement to the event with cosplay!

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Today, the @KidIcarusUK twitter account posted a rather concise message to get the word out:

Visit #KidIcarus Battle Squad @hmvtweets Reading Oracle this Saturday dressed in Kid Icarus cosplay to win Nintendo goodies!

This is in addition to the twitter competition, in which you’re tasked with getting a photo with the Battle Squad and sending it to @KidIcarusUK with a bunch of hashtags. While some may argue that this is a violation of the Battle Squad’s privacy on Nintendo’s part, it’s all in good fun.

Further digging around finds that Nintendo are getting the word out about this in the weirdest, most ineffective way possible; by editing it into a news story that those who care have already read, though in fairness it has been bumped to the top of the list. In an entirely new paragraph added to the same story linked to last week:

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.

Exciting stuff. If you fancy going head-to-head with the best of the best in either battle or cosplay, get down to the HMV in the Reading Oracle this Saturday between 12-4PM. I’ll be there!

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By on 3 May 2012
Adam Sparks is a 24 year old goofball who just happened to get a job writing for you fine folk. He is a fan of many things ranging from fantasy novels like Mistborn to eSports like StarCraft 2; and he's just as passionate about both! There is a special place in his heart for pandas and Darkwing Duck.

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  1. Kaishu says:

    Makes me wish I lived in the UK. I’m already working on making Pawpad Orbitar props for when I eventually get to do some more cosplay. I hope we get to see the results of this (hopefully here at 3DS Buzz!).

  2. Sam Walker says:

    I vote Adam (editor Adam, not Adam S) should cosplay as Dark Pit for this. Who’s with me?

  3. jason says:

    I live right next to Reading!
    I don’t see why such events come to relatively small places!

  4. Joshawott says:

    If there was one local to me, I would so go down dressed up as Thanatos.

  5. King Psyduck says:

    Aww, man. I don’t like dressing up in public, but this would be an exception. I could dress up as the Great Sacred Treasure!

  6. Ever700 says:

    i look forward to this event is i own so much online 3v3 and FFA ^^ cant wait till this weekend

  7. Etain says:

    What a bunch of nerds, please post pictures of these weirdos so I can make fun please.

  8. reclow says:

    Please come to Saskatchewan,Canada!!!! PLEASE!!!!

  9. Me. says:

    Well, I can’t go to this as I live on another continent, but I still plan on cosplaying as Pit as Manifest later this year.

  10. DespairAporia says:

    I wonder if crossplay would count…

  11. Hi Im Pual says:

    If you see Mario and get Squidwar- nevermind i dont like Kid Icarus anyway

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