Kid Icarus Series


Nintendo's series based on ancient Greek legends was long considered a sister title to the Metroid series. The heroic angel Pit even shared the spotlight as one of Nintendo's premiere stars for a while, and was one of the co-stars in the Captain N: The Game Master TV series. After 1991, and despite many rumours, a return for the series didn't appear to be on the cards.

Following Pit's return as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Smash creator Masahiro Sakurai revived the series over 20 years later, with a hugely expanded cast, new game mechanics and even a promotional anime.

Kid Icarus Series

Game List

Release System Game Title
19 Dec 1986 NES Kid Icarus Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagame (Japan)
Nov 1991 Game Boy Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters
19 Dec 2011 Nintendo 3DS 3D Classics: Kid Icarus 3D Classics Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagame (Japan)
22 Mar 2012 Nintendo 3DS Kid Icarus: Uprising Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagame (Japan)