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Kid Icarus: Uprising series 2 AR Cards coming from August 3

Nintendo begins distribution of new environmental AR cards

Nintendo will begin distributing 'Series 2' of Kid Icarus: Uprising's AR Cards as of August 3, it confirmed today.

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The new series of cards will bring different characters, enemies, weapons and items that appear in Kid Icarus: Uprising. Also, for the first time, players will find AR Cards representing various locations found within the game.

These 'location' cards come with one other neat trick - placing one of these cards down alongside two character cards will allow for AR Battles to take place in the corresponding location.

Annoyingly, Nintendo makes no mention of any plans to sell the cards, so you'll have to hunt them down at retail and consumer events. Here are some of the opportunities coming up:

Retail Events: Consumers in the New York area who attend Kid Icarus: Uprising events at the Nintendo World store will be given Series 2 AR Card packs starting on Aug. 3. The events take place every Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. Eastern time. Additionally, consumers will also have the opportunity to get Series 2 AR card packs at game-play sessions at select retail locations later this year. Exact dates and details will be announced at a later time.

Consumer Events: At several upcoming consumer events, Nintendo will be handing out packs of Series 2 AR Card packs while supplies last. Penny Arcade Expo (Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, Seattle) and New York Comic-Con (Oct. 11 - 13, New York) attendees are encouraged to stop by the Nintendo booth for Series 2 AR Card packs. Nintendo will announce additional plans for these events at a later time.

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