Kid Icarus: Uprising Friday Free-for-All at Nintendo World!

Good evening, Orbitars! This is a note to say that for the month of September, the Nintendo World Store in New York City will have open Free-for-All battles on Fridays from 6-8pm. All participants will receive a Series 2 AR Card pack regardless of skill level, so if you’re in the area, you should check it out! I’m going to be in NYC tomorrow, but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it yet. If I can, I’ll scan and post images of AR cards!

UPDATE: Event poster from the store uploaded!
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Daily Weapon Gem for August 30, 2012

Hello, everyone! Here is today’s Weapon Gem.

Knuckle Staff — Value 222
Ranged 1.5, Melee 0.5
Overall defense +1, Shot range +2, Standing ch. shot +3, Knockback recovery +1, Heart bonus +1

Not much to say about this one. Shot range and Standard ch. shot are good, but not amazing on the more melee-based Knuckle Staff. Overall defense, Knockback recovery, and Heart bonus are of secondary importance in this case.

If you’re interested in making this Gem into a weapon, it will cost 12,200 hearts. Otherwise, you can always fuse it or grind it up for 119 hearts.

Have a great day!

Daily Weapon Gem for August 29, 2012

Good morning, all! Here’s today’s Gem.

Burst Blade — Value 233
Ranged 2.5, Melee 2.5
Shot homing +1, Speed +2, Dash ch. shot +2

This is a great example of a weapon focused on dash charge shots, with the Shot homing and Dash cont. fire modifiers. Speed, of course, is great to have on any weapon.

Conversion costs 14,500 hearts, and grinding it up will net you 139.

Have a great day!

Daily Weapon Gem for August 28, 2012

Hello, everyone! Here is today’s Weapon Gem from Palutena, and it’s a pretty good one!

Bowl Arm — Value 302
Ranged 4, Melee 3
Melee defense +3, Forward-dash cont. fire +3, Power attack +1, Effect duration +2

Both Ranged and Melee scores are pretty good, as are the +3s. This is a very solid weapon all-around, especially if you’re good with the Bowl Arm. If you’re interested in making this Gem into a weapon, it will cost 72,400 hearts. If not, you can always fuse it, or grind it up for 319 hearts.

Daily Weapon Gem for August 27, 2012

Good day, Orbitars! Here is today’s Weapon Gem.

Doom Cannon — Value 204
Ranged 3.5, Melee 1
Dash cont. fire +3

Dash cont. fire is one of my favorite weapon modifiers, as it increases the continuous fire attacking power for all dash attacks, making it very versatile on Ranged weapons, which works well with the excellent Ranged 3.5 score. If you want to try out this Doom Cannon for yourself, the Gem can be converted into a weapon for 8900 hearts. If not, you could always fuse it with another Gem, or grind it up for 89 hearts.

Have a great day!

Daily Weapon Gem for August 26, 2012

Happy Sunday, all! Here is today’s Daily Weapon Gem.

Bear Claws — Value 244
Ranged 1.5, Melee 2
Burning +2, Side-dash cont. fire +2, Item attack +2, Effect duration +3

Effect duration +3 is nice, as is Item attack +2 if it fits your play style. Burning and the side-dash continuous fire round out the weapon nicely. If you are interested in making this Gem a weapon, it will cost 17,100 hearts. Otherwise, you can fuse it, or grind it up for 160 hearts.

Have a great rest of your weekend! The Orbitars Twitter account @orbitars is going to start tweeting helpful hints about Kid Icarus, as well as organizing impromptu Together mode matches, so if you have an account, you should follow us! If. It, you can always check out our tweets on the right side of this page.

Daily Weapon Gem for August 25, 2012

Hey everyone, here is today’s Gem!

Aurum Club — Value 162
Ranged 1.5, Melee 0
Freezing +3

This is a great fusion material weapon, as Freezing is easily one of the better status conditions in Kid Icarus. If you want to make this Gem into a Weapon, it will cost 3300 hearts. If not, you can always fuse it with another Gem, or grind it up for 39 hearts.

Have a great day! I’ve been pretty busy lately, but I am going to try to do some updates soon. What would you all like to see done on the site?