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The Legend of Kid Icarus
Developer(s) Project Kaji
Omega Force
Team Ninja
Bandai Namco
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS/4DS, Wii U
Genre(s) Action, Platformer, Hack-and-Slash,
Release Date(s)
Early Summer (3DS/4DS)
Late Summer (Wii U)
Age Rating(s)
Media Included Nintendo 3DS/4DS Cartridge
Digital Download
Wii U Disk

The Legend of Kid Icarus (Japanese: 子供イカルス伝説 Kodomo Ikarusu Densetsu) is a crossover video game between The Legend of Zelda and Kid Icarus for Nintendo 3DS/4DS and Wii U. This game was revealed on February 5, 2015 for 3DS/4DS, and March 1, 2015 for Wii U.

The Legend of Kid Icarus takes place in the Hyrule Warriors and Kid Icarus: Uprising timeline. It shares similarities with both games in terms of designs, gameplay, and storyline. However, the graphics have drastically changed, all characters and locations getting a huge boost in quality for all systems.


After the defeat of Medusa in Kid Icarus: Uprising, Pit prepares to celebrate his 16th birthday in the Temple of Light with Lady Palutena. However, in a turn of events, the underworld invades the celebration, kidnapping Palutena and causing the Temple of Light to collapse. Pit is left with nothing but a medallion from the goddess as he falls onto the surface of Hyrule, meeting Link and all of the other Hyrule Warriors. Pit and Link go on an adventure to save the Goddess of Light and return the medallion before it's too late, and both heavens and earth are plunged into eternal darkness.


The game is a mixture of Hack-and-Slash and Shoot em' Up from the previous Zelda and Kid Icarus games. You are able to switch between both Link and Pit from the start of the game (excluding special stages), which gives you a variety of ways to play.

Single Player

The gameplay is similar too both Hyrule Warriors and Kid Icarus: Uprising. You can play as either Pit or Link through the world of Hyrule starting from the beginning of the game, being able to switch between the two within the levels (excluding special levels). Each have their own special way of fighting, Link using a sword and Pit using a bow. Some sections of the game require you to use one of them to go past an obstacle.

Treasure chest can be found all around the area, holding items that the character can use. This includes upgrades, hearts, and more. They may also unlock things like music, missions, and deleted scenes.

There are a mix of hordes from both games, from underworld minions to Bokoblins and Moblins. Link and Pit have an easier time defeating enemies from their own world, and will be alerted if one of them needs assistance.

As the game progresses, you can change the intensity of each level, meaning that the enemies will become tougher and treasures will be harder to find. However, you get a bunch of EXP from higher intensity. You can also unlock several weapons.



Image Name Age Description Voice Actor
Pit KIU Pit 16 Pit is Palutena's most loyal servant, as well as the captain of her royal bodyguards. Like many Nintendo protagonists, Pit is fearless and heroic but also is more chipper among the others. He faces many dangers and threats with little hesitation. Despite Pit being a flightless angel, he is still a skilled and versatile fighter. His special weapon is the Fortune Bow. Antony Del Rio (English)

Minami Takayama (Japanese)

LinkSmash Link 18 Link is a Hyrulian that bears the Spirit of the Hero. He is often depicted as a humble yet brave and courageous boy who steps up to the task of saving the kingdom of Hyrule (and many others), a task to which he seems destined. He usually has the Triforce of Courage, and his special weapon is the Master Sword. Johnny Yong Bosch (English)
Yuki Kaji (Japanese)

Non-Playable (Protagonist)

Image Name Age Description Voice Actor
Palutenassb4 Palutena Unknown (Appears as 22) Palutena, also known as "Lady Palutena," is the Goddess of Light, ruler of Skyworld, and patron deity of and mother figure to Pit. She is kind-hearted and benevolent, as opposed to the cruel and malevolent Medusa. Despite her mature appearance, she has been shown to have a very playful and mischievous side. In The Legend of Kid Icarus, she is Zelda's cousin. Ali Hillis (English)

Aya Hisakawa (Japanese)

Zelda Rapier (Hyrule Warriors) Princess Zelda 19 Zelda is the Princess of Hyrule and leader of the Hyrule Warriors. Zelda is depicted as a kind and benevolent ruler with a wisdom beyond her years and a deep love towards the people she watches over. She is a caring, graceful and self-sacrificing person. Princess Zelda portrays various types of both magical and physical abilities, ranging from capably wielding a bow to telepathy. In The Legend of Kid Icarus, she is Palutena's cousin. Camilla Luddington (English)
Saori Seto (Japanese)
630px-Hyrule Warriors Impa Longsword Artwork Impa 20 Impa is a recurring character in the Legend of Zelda series. The leader of a family charged with supporting Hyrule's royal family from the shadows, she cares not for herself, and works exhaustively for the family and the Princess. Starting from pulling out her long sword back handed, she disposes of her enemies with exact precision in quick, feverish succession. She is a sword master, with precise movements and footwork. She wields her Giant Sword and the Naginata. Jennifer Hale (English)
Aki Nagao (Japanese)
Lana Book of Sorcery Lana 17 Lana is a sorceress with light-blue hair armed with a book of magic that she uses to cast barriers to disperse enemies. She is described as a very energetic girl with a vast knowledge of magic and monsters. Lana is primarily a spell-caster in battle. She is athletic, capable of bounding and leaping across the battlefield with ease. Tara Strong (English)
Minako Kotobuki (Japanese)
Persephone Unknown (Appears as 19 or 20) Persephone is a new character that has been introduced in The Legend of Kid Icarus. She is the Goddess of Growth and forced wife of Hades. Persephone is a kind-hearted woman who knows the underworld inside and out, and tries to help Link and Pit rescue Lady Palutena by guiding them most of the way. Jenn Taylor (English)
Yui Ishikawa (Japanese)

Non-Playable (Antagonist)

Image Name Age Description Voice Actor
Darkpit artnew Dark Pit 16 Dark Pit, also known as Pittoo, is one of the major characters from Kid Icarus: Uprising. He is a flawed, incomplete clone of Pit made by the Mirror of Truth. In The Legend of Kid Icarus, he serves Hades, Ganondorf, and Medusa in their plot to take over Hyrule and The Heavens, receiving the Triforce of Power. Being brainwashed into taking down Pit and Link, what he doesn't realize are the consequences for him in the end. Antony Del Rio (English)

Minami Takayama (Japanese)

Ganondorf (Hyrule Warriors) Ganondorf Unknown Ganondorf, also known as the Dark Lord, is the primary antagonist in the Legend of Zelda series and in The Legend of Kid Icarus. Ganondorf was born a member of the Gerudo; and is the only male member to be born in a hundred years. Gifted with powerful magic, Ganondorf often seeks the omniscient Triforce to grant his wish of conquering the entire world. Steve Downes (English)
Taiten Kusunoki (Japanese)
Hades KidIcarus Hades Unknown Hades, also known as Lord of the Underworld, is one of the primary antagonist in the Kid Icarus series and in The Legend of Kid Icarus. At first glance, Hades is shown to be a mischievous, manipulative trickster. When engaging in conversation, his tone is playfully dull, yet brimming with sarcasm and cruelty. Hades is shown to be one of the most powerful characters in the game, alongside Ganondorf. Both Hades and Ganondorf's power after being mutated together was extremely high. S. Scott Bullock (English)
Hōchū Ōtsuka (Japanese)


There are 2 short animes to be unlocked within the game. One is found by simply completing the entire game, and the other is found by completing all side missions. These animations were made with the help of Shaft, Inc. (who also created Palutena's Revolting Dinner).

  • The first animation is titled Gender Bender. In this 10-minute short, Palutena and Zelda agree to place a spell on Pit and Link to see how they'd function in girl bodies after they claim that "Boys are stronger than girls", and afterwards sends a fake army after Zelda's castle to see if they're up to the challenge.
  • The second animation is titled Muted Warrior. In this 18-minute short, Link and Pit are hanging out on their day off, but the entire time, Link refuses to say a word (referring to his normal mute self, unlike the talking one in the game). The entire time, Pit is trying anything he can to get Link to speak, from teasing to just trying to ask general questions, to which Link always seemed to have an answer to. Eventually, Pit goes to the extreme and tries to kiss him, much to Link's disgust and finally giving in, calling Pit a moron.


  • This is the first Nintendo game where the Legend of Zelda characters have script-reading voice acting, and Link is no longer "mute".
  • Since the Kid Icarus: Uprising dimension is the same as the Hyrule Warriors dimension, it is possible that a different Pit and Palutena as well as the other Kid Icarus characters live in the main Legend of Zelda timeline.
  • The Japanese cover art features both Link and Pit smiling as they fight off monsters together, but on the English cover, Pit and Link are more serious and the monsters are no longer there. This was commonly done by Sakurai for his covers on games like Kid Icarus and Kirby.

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