Weekend Weapon Gems (3/23, 3/24/2013)

Happy Sunday, Orbitars! Here are this weekend’s Weapon Gems from Palutena.

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Shock Orbitars — Value 254
Ranged 3, Melee 2.5
Paralysis +3, Forward-dash cont. fire +3, Melee dash attack +1, Recovery effect +1

This is one of the few Daily Weapon Gems that is actually usable as-is! Ranged 3 is decent on Shock Orbitars, and works really well combined with Paralysis +3 and Forward-dash cont. fire +3, both of which are very powerful on a Ranged weapon. Additionally, the high Paralysis chance means that you’ll have lots of time to hit enemies with Forward-dash shots, making your battles easier, too. Melee dash attack +1 is decent (useful in a pinch), and Recovery effect is good, too. If you’re interested in these Shock Orbitars, they will set you back 21,200 hearts. If not, you can always grind them up for 182 hearts.

Sunday, March 24, 2013
Compact Arm — Value 214
Ranged 1, Melee 2.5
Overall defense +2, Knockback defense +1, Shot homing +3

Today’s Compact Arm isn’t too bad, either. Value 214 is pretty low for something to actually use in battle (especially in Together Mode), but Overall defense +2 and Shot homing +3 are great to fuse onto other weapons. If you’re interested in using this Compact Arm, it costs 10,600 hearts to convert into a weapon, or can be ground up for 105 hearts.

Remember everyone, there’s only a week of SpotPass Weapon Gems remaining, so be sure to check back to see what the last few are!


Around Skyworld: Possible New Nintendo World Events, AR Card Distributions

Hey all!

Today while at Nintendo World in New York City, I asked if there were going to be any more Kid Icarus related events since Friday Free-for-Alls have ended. The person I talked to (I unfortunately didn’t get his name) stated that the Kid Icarus events are some of the most popular events going on at the store, and they may try to do some new events in the coming months, such as Chapter Challenges or organized Light vs. Dark matches. He also said that there would probably be some ongoing Free-for-All matches at the store as well, at the normal time from 6:00-8:00pm on Fridays.

As for AR cards, in addition to distribution at new Nintendo World events, Nintendo will be distributing more cards at different gaming conventions (such as PAX, but presumably others as well). Therefore, if you’re still looking for Series 2 AR cards, you should check those places to get some.

Orbitars Battle Network: Fall Friendly and More League Information!

AmeobaHewdraw is holding a Fall Friendly, weekly play sessions every Saturday throughout Fall. It will start at 10am EST, will be unranked, and will switch off between Light vs. Dark and Free-for-All. This will be more of a low-pressure environment to play with people in, so if you’re looking for more people to play with, this will be an excellent opportunity!

You can find out more from AmoebaHewdraw’s post here in the forums. Of course, if you aren’t already a member of the forums, we encourage you to sign up!

In League news, I’ve been having trouble finding time to actually run a Fall League, as grad school and regular travel have made finding a regular time when people can actually play somewhat difficult. I’ve been playing around with the idea of Wednesdays at 10am EST, but other weekdays (that aren’t Friday) would probably work as well. The League would follow standard league rules that can be seen here, with the exception that both Light vs. Dark and Free-for-All would be implemented (especially as Free-for-All tends to be the more competitive game mode). What seems good for everyone else?

Powers List Update!

Good evening, all!

This is a short post to note that I’ve done a slight update to the Powers List page, fixing some broken links and adding new power grid images for the following:

  • Super Speed Lv. 2
  • Warp Lv. 1
  • Warp Lv. 4
  • Mega Laser Lv. 2
  • Explosive Flame Lv. 2
  • Slip Shot Lv. 1
  • Random Effect Lv. 4
  • Burn Attack Lv. 1
  • Libra Sponge Lv. 2
  • Super Armor Lv. 3
  • Tirelessness Lv. 3
  • Trade-off Lv. 2
  • Transparency Lv. 1
  • Weaken Attack Lv. 2
  • Shake Attack Lv. 1
  • Spin Attack Lv. 1
  • Tempura Attack Lv. 2

I’ll be posting League information very soon (tonight, if not tomorrow)!

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!

Around Skyworld: Series 2 AR Cards Announced!

Hello everyone!

If you go to the official Kid Icarus website, you can see a link to a new page advertising the release of a second series of AR cards, featuring more characters, enemies, weapons, items, and locations from Kid Icarus: Uprising. Nintendo’s going to start giving these out tomorrow (August 3, 2012) at the Nintendo World Store in New York City at the usual Kid Icarus event time from 6pm to 8pm EDT.

Also exciting is the announcement that people will also be able to obtain more Series 2 packs at other game play sessions at select locations later this year. Does this mean that more organized play events are coming? We’ll bring you more information as it comes!

Kid Icarus: Uprising Powers List Now Online!

Good evening, Orbitars! I’m here to leave a little note about great news: The Powers List is up!

In the Powers page, you’ll find names, descriptions, and Power Board images for nearly every single power! We’re missing a few individual levels for certain powers and missing all of Warp’s levels, so if you have anything to add, be sure to email us, leave a comment, or post your information in the forums. This was a truly massive undertaking, and I’d like to thank ShinobiKid and AmoebaHewdraw for their excellent input. Of course, we’ll update the Powers List as we get more information.

For those of you wondering what’s up next, my new projects for the site are running the Orbitars League (click the links on the sidebar if you’re interested in participating), doing a Strategy Article about making the most of the Power Board, and adding more information about Weapons, including doing more Weapon Spotlight pieces and even doing a Weapon Fusion Generator. These things are further in the future, but if you’re interested in contributing, let us know. We’re always looking for more contributors, especially if you want to write articles!