WHAT: Nintendo and GameStop are inviting fans of multiplayer video game action to face off in an epic tournament. The tournament will be held at a GameStop store in San Francisco to celebrate the March 23 launch of Kid Icarus: Uprising, available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS system. The event kicks off a nationwide tournament in which players in select markets will have the opportunity to compete for a trip to New York, where three winners from each regional tournament will compete in the finals to be crowned the nationwide champion. This tournament will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, and Kid Icarus-themed prizes will be given away while supplies last. The bracket-style tournament will also include regional competitions at GameStop locations in Orlando, Fla. (March 11), Los Angeles (March 15) and New York City (March 22).
The original Kid Icarus game for NES captured the imaginations of gamers, and now Kid Icarus: Uprising brings the action and adventure of this beloved series to new heights on the Nintendo 3DS system. The dark goddess Medusa and her Underworld Army have returned to bring destruction to the world, and Pit the heroic angel must fend off the invasion. Jump into the intense air and ground combat with intuitive touch controls, stunning 3D visuals and fully voiced narration. Beyond the deep single-player mode, experience frenetic multiplayer modes with up to six players over a broadband Internet connection or via a local wireless connection. For more information about Kid Icarus: Uprising, visit http://kidicarus.nintendo.com/uprising
WHO: Video game fans in the San Francisco area
WHEN: Thursday, March 8
Open game play: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tournament: 5-8 p.m.
151 Powell St., Suite 4
San Francisco, CA 94102