|The Legend of Kid Icarus|
|Developer(s)|| Project Kaji|
|Platform(s)||Nintendo 3DS/4DS, Wii U|
| Early Summer (3DS/4DS)|
Late Summer (Wii U)
|Genre(s)||Action, Platformer, Hack-and-Slash,|
|Media Included|| Nintendo 3DS/4DS Cartridge|
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.
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.
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.