Nintendo is officially in full Kid Icarus: Uprising mode! The Kid Icarus anime shorts kick off this week, starting with "Thanatos Rising" by Production I.G. This roughly eight-and-a-half-minute CGI cartoon is split across three parts, all available on Nintendo Video right now. It looks like it uses the same art assets as the game itself, which is disappointing considering the studio's accomplishments in digital animation.
Elsewhere, Game Gear games have arrived -- Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Shinobi, and Dragon Crystal. If you have been sitting anxiously for any last morsel of goodness out of the Wii's Virtual Console, Samurai Shodown IV is at your service. Finally, there's Pirates Assault for DSiWare, but who gives a flip.