The Nintendo Download – 6/9/2016 – The Pre-E3 Edition
Kirby, Wario, and more.
The 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo kicks off next week, and Nintendo’s taking us in with a really good game as well as a less-good game.
Kirby: Planet Robobot for Nintendo 3DS – Available June 10th, it’s Kirby against mysterious forces who are trying to cyberform his home world of Pop Star! Fortunately, Kirby has a certain knack for using his enemies’ powers against them, but this time he takes it to a whole new level! Stay tuned for my review, which is coming soon!
Dan McFox: Head Hunter for Nintendo 3DS – Agent Dan McFox has 60 different cases on hand, and he’ll need you to help pick the right faces out of the crowd.
Puzzle Labyrinth for Nintendo 3DS – “Puzzle Labyrinth is a game where the player must solve puzzles.” That is literally their tagline. 60 stages filled with traps and monsters must be conquered by solving puzzles and finding items that will allow players to escape each maze.
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 for Wii U – KING Art, creator of The Critter Chronicles, The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief, and of course the original The Book of Unwritten Tales, is back with a new 20-hour game that spoofs your favorite fantasy stories with quirky characters as you solve puzzles by the hundreds.
Olympia Rising for Wii U – Jump, slash, climb, and even incinerate your way from the depths of the Underworld to the peak of Mount Olympus. Can you be the true hero needed to accomplish this Herculean feat?
Wario: Master of Disguise for Wii U – Wario swipes a magic wand from television star Count Cannoli, using its powers to turn himself into a Master of Disguise and steal everything that’s not nailed down, including the mythical Wishstone. This game didn’t fare too well upon its release on the Nintendo DS, but perhaps the extra room on the Wii U GamePad will help make the difference?
Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC Map: End: Lost in the Waves – The final part of “Heirs of Fate” sees the next generation assault their ultimate foe. This pack goes for $1.99 USD.
Fire Emblem Fates – Map Pack 2 DLC – Other versions of the Hoshidan and Nohrian children from other dimensions are under attack. These fledgling warriors of the Deeprealms are now forced to save themselves and their parents by rising up and discovering the mystery of their adversaries. Your leveled-up units from the main Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest games are unable to lend their assistance in this six-map series, which you can receive as they are released for $7.99 USD.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS
This week’s new theme is “Kirby: Planet Robobot : Robobot Armor Activate!”
Nintendo eShop Sale – An E3 sale is coming soon to the Nintendo eShop, with My Nintendo members getting a special deal! Find out more here.
Hyrule Warriors Legends Free Companion Fairy Now Available! – As a special thanks to everyone playing Hyrule Warriors Legends, the new Fairy companion Lazuli is arriving via a free SpotPass download, and she’s bringing gifts! In addition to aiding you with her magic and skills, extra rupees and fairy food are available as well!
Nintendo eShop Sales (Taken directly from Nintendo’s press release; prices in USD)
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Grumpy Reaper (Wii U), Soccer Up Online (Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Enjoy Up are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
- AeternoBlade (Nintendo 3DS) and Wicked Monsters Blast! HD+ (Wii U) from Corecell Technologies are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
- The Delusions of Von Sottendorf and His Square Mind (Nintendo 3DS) and The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version (Wii U) from Delirium Studios Evolution are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 16.
- Word Puzzles by POWGI (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 20 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 16.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay, Goosebumps: The Game and more games from Gamemill Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 11.
- Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 2.
- Retro City Rampage DX is 75 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 23.
- 3D After Burner II, 3D Gunstar Heroes and more games from SEGA are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 20.
- Rytmik Ultimate and The Keep from CINEMAX are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
- The Legend of Dark Witch, KAMI and more games from CIRCLE Ent. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
For more information, screens, and videos for each of this week’s releases, click on the corresponding links above.
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