'Kid Icarus: Uprising' Could Get Online Multiplayer Features

Kid Icarus Uprising

While Nintendo's 3DS release date remains a secret for the time being, the list of revived Nintendo properties for the 3DS has been made public, and one of those headliners, "Kid Icarus: Uprising," could integrate more than just depth into its gameplay. The game's developers at Project Sora have been tinkering with multiplayer functionality as well.

"The online capabilities are currently being tested," Project Sora director of software development Masahiro Sakurai said in an interview published by CVG.

What multiplayer might look like in "Uprising" remains up in the air, according to the Kirby and Smash Bros. creator. He expects to see his team build on things that have already be done on Nintendo's current handheld generation though.

"There could be some versus play but we can't go into the detail," Sakurai explained. "As far as going forward, there are lot of capabilities that expand on what was in the DS that people are taking advantage of."

Arched arrow shots may be a part of the picture, judging from Sakurai's comments. Whatever Project Sora's final decisions on the matter turn out to be, "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" nailed multiplayer as well as any game in the Wii's history, so maybe we'll see something nearly that fun, albeit without giant Pokémon eating up the screen.

Would you like to see multiplayer modes in "Kid Icarus: Uprising"? If you buy a 3DS, do you think you'll pick it up? Share your opinions in the comment section below.