Releasing on March 23rd for the Nintendo 3DS is Kid Icarus: Uprising. Nintendo has released details about where you can find the AR cards which feature characters, enemies, bosses, weapons and items that appear in Kid Icarus: Uprising.
The cards are collectible and users can take a picture of them using the camera on their Nintendo 3DS. The game will then recognize the character on the card and will unlock the AR Card’s corresponding Idol. If that’s not cool enough, you can snap a picture of the AR card and watch the character come to life within the game.
Before I tell you where you can find these AR cards, Amazon.com is offering a pre-order bonus with the game. When you pre-order the game, you get a bonus download code for 3D Classics: Kid Icarus. You can pre-order the game and find out more details here.
Where to Find the AR Cards:
Included with Kid Icarus: Uprising: Every copy of Kid Icarus: Uprising will come packed with a selection of six randomly chosen AR Cards from a set of 20 possible AR Cards.
Exclusive Club Nintendo Giveaway: As a special treat for Club Nintendo members, three AR Cards will be given away starting today. Members can receive the Great Reaper, Palutena and Drill Arm cards by visiting http://kidicarusuprising.nintendo.com. Consumers without an existing Club Nintendo membership simply need to sign up to receive these three cards.
Retail: By visiting select GameStop locations and participating in Kid Icarus: Uprising game-play sessions on April 14 from 1-4 p.m., players will receive five AR Cards, including Eggplant Wizard, Skyscraper Club, Fireworks Cannon, Minos and the Fiend’s Cauldron. Consumers who purchase the game on March 23 at Nintendo World in New York will receive the Three Sacred Treasures card as a special gift.
Publications: A selection of AR Cards will also be available through several magazines. In the April issue of Game Informer, subscribers will receive the Power of Flight card. Nintendo Power will feature a pack of three cards including Poseidon, Thanatos – God of Death and Medusa (Battle) in its April issue. Best Buy will also offer three special cards, including Pit, Pandora – The Goddess of Calamity and Samurai Blade in the April issue of @Gamer, its in-store magazine.
Events: At several upcoming events, Nintendo will be handing out packs with a random selection of AR Cards while supplies last. WonderCon (March 16-18, Anaheim, Calif.) and PAX East (April 6-8, Boston) attendees are encouraged to stop by the Nintendo booth for special AR Card packs. Additionally, Nintendo is hosting upcoming Kid Icarus: Uprising multiplayer tournaments at GameStop locations in Los Angeles and New York. Tournament attendees will also receive special AR Card packs. Visit http://kidicarusuprising.nintendo.com for more details.