Nintendo Download for 7/15-2016: Bonk, Monster Hunter

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If you can tear yourself away from Pokemon GO for a few minutes, the Nintendo Download has some decent content this weekend. Monster Hunter Generations is here, and Russell really liked it. The 3DS is also getting 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, a bit of a niche series that is finally making its way to American consoles with this release.

This Wii U sadly doesn't have anything huge this week, but the Virtual Console is getting classic shooter R-Type, and Bonk's Adventure, the mascot platformer for the Turbografx-16. It's weird to think that a big-headed baby caveman was once considered a viable competitor to Mario and Sonic, but then again a speedy blue hedgehog and a plumber tripped out on shrooms are pretty ludicrous on their face as well. The 90s were odd times.

You can check the rest of the digital goodness after the jump.

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July 14, 2016 13:00 UTC

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:

On July 15, get ready to hunt monsters in style with Monster Hunter Generations, exclusively for the ...

On July 15, get ready to hunt monsters in style with Monster Hunter Generations, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems! (Graphic: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Monster Hunter Generations – On July 15, get ready to hunt monsters in style with Monster Hunter Generations, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems! Featuring four unique Hunting Styles, special Hunter Arts abilities and more, this is the most customizable Monster Hunter experience to date. Click here to see the trailer.
    • 7th Dragon III Code: VFD – Fight dragons and experience the long-awaited series making its way out of Japan for the first time. Travel through three different eras with your team of dragon hunters and experience turn-based, dungeon-crawling RPG action. Click here to see the trailer.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • TumblestoneTumblestone transforms the action-puzzle genre into a deep and cerebral puzzle-solving experience. Race your friends in both local and online multiplayer, or challenge yourself in the story mode or infinite arcade modes. Click here to see the trailer.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Bonk’s Adventure – An old-school side-scrolling TurboGrafx-16 action game is now on the Wii U console. Gameplay is simple: Just head butt your enemies as you progress through each stage. Try to keep Bonk from losing any lives while attacking enemies and avoiding hazardous obstacles.
    • New Adventure Island – In this TurboGrafx-16 adventure, Master Higgins must set out to rescue children and his beloved Tina. Throw hatchets and boomerangs, hop on skateboards and guide Master Higgins safely to the goal in each area.
    • R-TYPE – This is a completely faithful port – right down to the character details – of the famous shooting-game masterpiece. Destroy the POW armor and one of six different units will appear, which you can then use to power up your R-9 ship to get ready for the epic bosses at the end of each stage.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
    • Final Fight – Fight your way through the slums and subway systems of Metro City in this beat-’em-up arcade classic and first chapter of the Final Fight series. Play as Haggar or Cody, and help them rescue the beautiful Jessica from the vile Mad Gear Gang.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Monster Hunter Generations Felynes
    • Monster Hunter Generations Glavenus
    • Monster Hunter Generations Gammoth
    • Monster Hunter Generations Standard Theme
    • Monster Hunter Generations Astalos
    • Monster Hunter Generations Mizutsune

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.

 

 
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