Kid Icarus Takes a Stand in Japan
So this was something I didn’t know: apparently the forthcoming Kid Icarus: Uprising game for the Nintendo 3DS requires touch-controls. I probably should’ve realized this based on previews and whatnot, but I guess that information just never lodged itself in my brain.
The point is, that’s how the game is played—and that means that holding the 3DS in the left hand while using that same hand to control movement makes using the stylus in the right hand difficult. To combat those difficulties, says this post on Eurogamer today, the Japanese version of the game will come bundled with the above console stand, which will apparently make playing the game much more comfortable. The pictures surfaced on the Twitter account of lead designer Masahiro Sakurai yesterday.
In addition, the other day another Eurogamer post revealed that the forthcoming Stickboat peripheral will enable left-handed players to switch controls for the game, allowing them to use the stylus in their south-paws.
There’s been no confirmation that other releases of the game will also come with the stand, but considering the fact that the game will be just as tricky no matter what region you’re playing it in, I can’t imagine that it wouldn’t come bundled with US or European releases too.
Of course, while I haven’t yet tried the game out at all, I can’t see why you can’t jus stick the system on its charging cradle and play on the edge of your desk. So, yeah. There’s that.