Kid Icarus Animated Side-Stories Coming To Nintendo Video
Some top Japanese animation studios are working with Nintendo to bring Pit and his pantheon to life. And it’s all confirmed for the US!
You might have noticed that the Kid Icarus: Uprising hype train is roaring at full steam ahead lately. The official UK Twitter feed has even recently revealed a special QR code you can scan with your 3DS to peek at 3D screenshots!
But that’s not all. Siliconera have reported that your Nintendo Video service will soon play host to a variety of Kid Icarus animated short stories, pieced together by some of the biggest studios in Japan.
Whilst the American Kid Icarus: Uprising website has confirmed that these productions will be heading to the West (or at the very least the USA), it’s only now that Nintendo of Japan have started teasingly revealing more details on each episode.
The first is produced by Production I.G., best known for their work on Ghost In The Shell. This sumptuous 3D episode will see Pit fighting Thanatos, a minion of Medusa, in what’s likely to be a flashy and impressive array of special effects and general awesomeness.
There’s also the Studio 4°C animation, a more traditional anime work that hones in on the rivalry between Palutena and Medusa. Fleshing out the backstory is always welcome, and ol’ Snake-Fro herself looks chilling indeed, dwarfing the tiny Pit as he flutters up to have stern words with her.
A more lighthearted take on the Kid Icarus world comes in the form of Shaft’s contributions to the mix. Their episode will focus on Palutena, who purportedly has to deal with some kind of disaster afflicting Skyworld. Yet bizarrely, accordingly to Siliconera, this will involve cooking.
We had no idea deities could cook! Surely they’d manifest themselves up a ham sandwich or something with a snap of their fingers?
No word yet on when these groovy toons will drop, but keep an eye on your 3DS Nintendo Video applications nonetheless.
Kid Icarus: Uprising seems determined with all this promotional bluster to inaugurate itself as a major Nintendo franchise once again. Will the final game match up with all this hype? Only a few more weeks until we can find out…