Kid Icarus is one of the best games ever made. If you've never played it you've never lived, but I'll give you a brief plot description anyways. Pit is an angel who has been trapped in the Underworld. He's given a magical bow by Palutena, Goddess of Light, to help destroy Medusa, Goddess of Darkness and Fugly, and restore peace to the world. Basically Pit rolls around kicking ass, avoiding those little grim reapers and eggplant throwers, looking good, and eventually sticks it to Medusa. It's good ol' fashioned fun and is available for the Wii Virtual Console. You should buy it, then we can take our relationship to the next level (possibly even holding hands).
Well now there are rumors that Kid Icarus franchise is going to be revived (after a single NES game, Gameboy game, and appearance in Smash Brothers)! OMGWTFANGELWINGS! Allegedly this is some very early concept art and looks nothing like what Pit resembles now.
The artwork we've published comes from a pitch document we got our hands on in the early part of 2008. Since then, sources have told us the game's artwork has advanced considerably. Despite this artwork not being reflective of the game's current standing, we've decided to share it so fans can get a look at what Factor 5 has 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 document's writing, Factor 5 had imagined a plot starring a grown-up, adult Pit, who is "cursed for thousands of years for a crime and becomes a 'fallen angel.'" The pitch adds that "a tattoo on Pit's arm bears the inscription of Pit's crime."
If you look closely you can almost make out the inscription. It says "I broke The Geekologie Writer's heart by not starring in more video games during the late 80's and early 90's when he needed me most". Oh my God, I think I'm crying.
UPDATE: False alarm. I thought I was tearing up but it turns out the wife spit in my eyes when I told her I'd trade our marriage for an early copy of the game.
More concept art after the jump, along with a link to the 30+ image gallery.
"Kid" Icarus Wii Concept Art Revealed [wii.kombo]
Thanks to Melissa, who is as excited about this news as I am