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Kid Icarus Uprising includes 3-on-3 multiplayer, AR card battles

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Nintendo has announced that Kid Icarus Uprising will include an adversarial multiplayer mode. The footage shown during Nintendo's E3 press conference featured several knight-like characters duking it out in traditional deathmatch multiplayer. According to Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime, players will be able to challenge one another in 3-on-3 matches.

Fils-Aime also mentioned Kid Icarus themed AR cards. When placed next to one another, in-game character models spring to life and start doing battle. It's unclear exactly how this will function, though the implications for future Pokemon trading card games is kind of frightening.

Gallery: Kid Icarus: Uprising (E3 2011) | 32 Photos

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