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First Concept Art for Kid Icarus Wii

LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
edited May 2008 in Games and Technology
The Kid gets his Wiings
Earlier this year, we broke the news that Factor 5 is internally working to revive the beloved Kid Icarus franchise. Although we do not have much new information in regards to the project, we have come in contact with nearly 30 pieces of concept art for the game, showing various different versions of Pit's new design, plus concept work for some of his weapons.

Last time we wrote about the project, Factor 5 was in the process of pitching it to Nintendo. Since then, we've spoken to at least one source that claims the Big N has expressed interest in publishing such a project. However, at this time, we are uncertain of whether or not Nintendo has committed to doing so itself. In other words, we have been unable to confirm whether or not Nintendo has officially green-lighted the project, but if we had to speculate, we'd say things are looking good for it.

The artwork we've published comes from a pitch document we got our hands on during the earlier part of 2008. Since then, sources tell us the game's art-direction has advanced considerably. Despite this artwork not being reflective of the game's current standing, we've decided to run it so fans can get a look at what Factor 5 has at least experimented with.

The last nugget of information we have to share with you is in regards to the game's plot. At the time of the pitch document's writing, Factor 5 had imagined a plot involving a grown-up, adult Kid Icarus in which Pit is "cursed for thousands of years for a crime and becomes a 'fallen angel'." The pitch document adds that "a tattoo on Pit's arm bears the inscription of Pit's crime."

When asked for comment on the existence of a Factor 5-developed installment in the Kid Icarus franchise, Nintendo gave us the expected "no comment on rumors" line.

Unfortunately, that's all we have for you for now. Be sure to check out the media gallery below for a look at the concept art for the project.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    The fuck?

    This is adult Icarus, not "Kid Icarus".

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  • ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User
    edited May 2008
    No, this is Awesome Icarus

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  • agoajagoaj Avatar avatar avatar HD Avatar of the Year EditionRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Looks more like Act Raiser 3.

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Looks more like fan art to me.

    Also, needs more eggplants.

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    The last nugget of information we have to share with you is in regards to the game's plot. At the time of the pitch document's writing, Factor 5 had imagined a plot involving a grown-up, adult Kid Icarus in which Pit is "cursed for thousands of years for a crime and becomes a 'fallen angel'." The pitch document adds that "a tattoo on Pit's arm bears the inscription of Pit's crime."

    So Pit is now a tattooed ex-con. Wonderful.

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  • Big DookieBig Dookie Smells great! Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Kid Icarus: Warrior Within?

    Edit - Okay, some of this concept art is just ridiculous. I mean seriously what is this?

  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'm still not convinced this game is actually being made.

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  • commathecommathe Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Lol moar like Kid of War

    (I hope theres a DS version at some point)

  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    commathe wrote: »
    Lol moar like Kid of War

    (I hope theres a DS version at some point)

    I'd be way happy if it was only a DS 2D platformer, with enhanced visuals and maybe some new gameplay (not touch- unless it was a minigame to not be eggplanted anymore.)

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    FAAAAKE


    Seriously. Fake.


    Nintendo property? When was the last time Nintendo leaked shit like this. From some alleged 'pitch document' too.

    scarab you have mental problems
  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Wasn't Nintendo. Factor 5.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Oh for goodness' sake.

    "Fallen Angels" have to be one of the most obnoxious fucking cliches.

  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Kid Icarus IP is not a Factor 5 property believe me.

    And if the game is indeed in production crap lik this doesn't get leaked.

    And if it was rejected again, why have we heard nothing until now.

    The art itself is all over the place in style. The explanation of where it comes from is so tangible its practically from the twilight zone.

    This smacks of another hits scam. Of course it could be true in which case I care even less because it looks so bad.

    scarab you have mental problems
  • UltravisitorUltravisitor Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Big Dookie wrote: »
    Kid Icarus: Warrior Within?

    Edit - Okay, some of this concept art is just ridiculous. I mean seriously what is this?

    Right on the head, man... :|

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Honestly, I'd envisioned more of the still optimistic childish Pit (like in Brawl) but perhaps in a more grown-up world. Something that honors the hero-driven world of Greek mythology more than God of War does. God of War turned all of the Greek myths into giant monstrosities. I like the idealistic Pit in Brawl, we don't need him to smolder with generic rage.

    And being a fallen angel? What the fuck, he's the captain of Palutena's guard. I don't care how old the franchise is, it's still an optimistic game.

    This is going to turn out like Bomberman Zero all over again.

  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Big Dookie wrote: »
    Kid Icarus: Warrior Within?

    Edit - Okay, some of this concept art is just ridiculous. I mean seriously what is this?

    Right on the head, man... :|

    Damn it Dookie, you beat me to it.

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Why does the second one look like something from the Justice League?

  • Big DookieBig Dookie Smells great! Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Kelor wrote: »
    Big Dookie wrote: »
    Kid Icarus: Warrior Within?

    Edit - Okay, some of this concept art is just ridiculous. I mean seriously what is this?

    Right on the head, man... :|

    Damn it Dookie, you beat me to it.
    We all were thinking it.

    Honestly, I'm pretty much siding with the "fake" side here. There's no way this is real.

  • HoukHouk Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Man, there is not one piece of art there that I don't hate. If this game comes out and it looks like that, I will be so sad.

    Generic raaaage!

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Bow aside, I think this one's all right.

    But, it's not Pit.

    It looks like Link.

  • LordOfMeepLordOfMeep Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Bow aside, I think this one's all right.

    But, it's not Pit.

    Now you're a man! A manny manny man!

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Oh for goodness' sake.

    "Fallen Angels" have to be one of the most obnoxious fucking cliches.

    I SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE...TO FILL YOUR DARK SOUL WITH LIIIIGHT!

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Oh for goodness' sake.

    "Fallen Angels" have to be one of the most obnoxious fucking cliches.

    I SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE...TO FILL YOUR DARK SOUL WITH LIIIIGHT!

    Oh God... That was the worst scene in video game history!

    ALso:

    blurb_kidicarusartrevealed.jpg doesn't look too bad.

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  • darunia106darunia106 Pirate Burger in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I sure as heck hope they don't give Pit a white trench-coat.

    The last thing I want in a Nintendo game is more animu bullcrap.

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  • edited May 2008
    welcome to the wonderful world of the concept phase. I wouldn't worry too much about this, guys.

  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Well, it is being made by Factor 5, so it doesn't matter how Pit looks since he'll just be flying an X-Wing at the Battle of Hoth while shooting dragons with waaaaaaggllllleeeee.

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  • darunia106darunia106 Pirate Burger in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Dareth Ram wrote: »
    welcome to the wonderful world of the concept phase. I wouldn't worry too much about this, guys.

    Yeah, I'm not.

    It's just the first reaction I had to trench coat Pit was 'ew.'

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  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Put pit in headwings and a leotard.


    Do it.


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  • RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I thought trench coat pit looked awesome

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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    As Taramoor said, I too prefer the Brawl version, a more optimistic young Pit. Though a teen is ok, taking after the end of the original game.

    But that pic at the bottom of page 1, and at the top of the article shows what the latest was when they handed this over, the last one being where they were at the time.

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  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Have you ever seen concept art designs from most games? A lot of them turn out to be radically different from what the final version is.

    I wouldn't be too worried just yet. They are just a concept after all.

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  • commathecommathe Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Take wedding-day Marth.

    Give him wings and a bow, dye his hair.

    Make him handle like an Arwing. Give him Palutena's Holy Autocrossbow.

  • agoajagoaj Avatar avatar avatar HD Avatar of the Year EditionRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    commathe wrote: »
    Take wedding-day Marth.

    Give him wings and a bow, dye his hair.

    Make him handle like an Arwing. Give him Palutena's Holy Autocrossbow.

    Tack on a bunch of foot missions.

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Oh for goodness' sake.

    "Fallen Angels" have to be one of the most obnoxious fucking cliches.

    I SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE...TO FILL YOUR DARK SOUL WITH LIIIIGHT!

    Oh God... That was the worst scene in video game history!

    OR WAS IT?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LISmPmdUhYA&feature=related

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  • ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    urahonky wrote: »
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Oh for goodness' sake.

    "Fallen Angels" have to be one of the most obnoxious fucking cliches.

    I SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE...TO FILL YOUR DARK SOUL WITH LIIIIGHT!

    Oh God... That was the worst scene in video game history!

    OR WAS IT?

    (video)
    IRISH! IRISF! THERE'S NO REASON TO GO ON!

    He can't even say the name right half the time.

  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    urahonky wrote: »
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Oh for goodness' sake.

    "Fallen Angels" have to be one of the most obnoxious fucking cliches.

    I SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE...TO FILL YOUR DARK SOUL WITH LIIIIGHT!

    Oh God... That was the worst scene in video game history!

    OR WAS IT?


    That sounds like a challenge

    Sonic the Hedgehog for 360, I choose you:
    Spoiler:

  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I will -not- be buying this without sufficient levels of Godsmack.

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  • piLpiL Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Kid Ridicarus.


    You know a bunch of people in AC can do a lot better than most of those. Also, why would factor 5 get the rights to a Kid Icarus game? Not necessarily saying fakepost, but I have to say it's a little fishy.

  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Taramoor wrote: »
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    urahonky wrote: »
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Oh for goodness' sake.

    "Fallen Angels" have to be one of the most obnoxious fucking cliches.

    I SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE...TO FILL YOUR DARK SOUL WITH LIIIIGHT!

    Oh God... That was the worst scene in video game history!

    OR WAS IT?


    That sounds like a challenge

    Sonic the Hedgehog for 360, I choose you:
    Spoiler:

    Wait, who the fuck is that chick? That was terrible. Oh and that X one posted was pretty fucking bad...

    But c'mon...

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