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Nintendo Download for 6/2/2016: Monkeys, Metroids, and a robot

by: Russell -
More On: Donkey Kong Country 3 Metroid Prime Hunters Nintendo Download Kick & Fennick

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. 

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems


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 comp ...

Kick & Fennick is an action-filled adventure about Kick, a young boy battling to help his robot companion, Fennick. (Graphic: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Kick & Fennick ?? Kick & Fennick is an action-filled adventure about Kick, a young boy battling to help his robot companion, Fennick. Join them as they blast, bounce and bound their way through 45 challenging levels. Adding a unique twist to the gameplay, Kick??s gun not only blasts baddies, but its recoil can also be used to launch the lad through various areas of each level! Puzzles, platforms and power-ups await in Kick & Fennick. Click here to view the trailer.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Metroid Prime Hunters ?? A ferocious race, now extinct, has left behind relics of its once-powerful warrior culture. Now six fierce bounty hunters from across the galaxy will challenge Samus in a race to claim these relics in hopes of harnessing their power for themselves.
  • Virtual Console on New Nintendo 3DS
    • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie??s Double Trouble ?? In the third game in the Super NES Donkey Kong Country trilogy, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have gone missing! Play as Dixie Kong or Kiddy Kong and take advantage of each of their unique abilities as they throw each other into action in more than 40 levels.

Nintendo eShop sales:

New DLC:

  • Fire Emblem Fates ?? New DLC Maps: V: Endless Dawn ?? Led by Shigure, the party storms the enemy. Part 5 of Heirs of Fate for the Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest games is now available for $1.99.
  • Fire Emblem Fates ?? Map Pack 2 DLC ?? Across dimensions, other versions of the Hoshidan and Nohrian children are under attack. Born and raised in the Deeprealms, these fledgling warriors must now rise up to save themselves and their parents as they unravel the mystery of their adversaries. In this six-map series, units leveled up in the main game cannot lend support. Devise a strategy using a fresh team and reap the rewards, but only if all of your units survive. You can receive all six maps as they are released by purchasing Map Pack 2 for only $7.99.

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.