The main highlight of this week's Nintendo Download is, surprisingly, a game I had never heard of until writing this post. Kick & Fennick for the Wii U is a platformer by Jaywalkers Interactive where you play as Kick as he battles to help his robot companion Fennick as they bounce and blast their way through forty-five levels. Kick's blaster can not only dispatch enemies, but also be used to launch him through various parts of each level as seen in the trailer below.
Over on the Virtual Console we have Metroid Prime Hunters on the Wii U. First debuting on the original Nintendo DS back in 2006, Metroid Prime Hunters brought the Prime series to handhelds. Sadly I never really got into it myself because I just couldn't get the controls down in the demo (Metroid Prime: First Hunt), but the game itself looks great and we gave it a lot of praise back when we first reviewed it in 2006.
Finally we have Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Double Trouble on the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. In the final game of the Super NES trilogy, Donkey and Diddy have gone missing and now Dixie Kong must find them along with a new Kong known as Kiddy Kong. Each Kong has their own unique abilities as in the previous games and you must take advantage of them to complete over forty levels and find the missing Kongs.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week??s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Kick & Fennick is an action-filled adventure about Kick, a young boy battling to help his robot companion, Fennick. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Nintendo eShop sales:
Also new this week:
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi?? Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii?? Shop Channel for the Wii console.
Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points??, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points??, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.
Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.