Abstraction Games’ new robot blasting platformer has been officially announced for Wii U. First confirmed in January, Kick & Fennick follows a young boy, Kick, who finds himself in a bright and colorful, yet dangerous world. Luckily, he is armed with a giant gun and has his trusty robot friend, Fennick, by his side, which is handy, given that the whole world is inhabited by killer robots.
Check out the trailer below.
Kick & Fennick features 45 levels of platforming action, jumping from collapsed skyscrapers to bounce pads and treadmills, all in a bid to reach the central tower in the heart of the city to retrieve a new life-saving energy core for Fennick.
But if you are thinking that this is simply another “jump around and shoot everything” type of affair, then think again. Abstraction Games want players to use their brains as well as brute force in order to traverse and survive the many perils that await, opening the game up to players of all ages with what they describe as its “smooth and easy-going” gameplay.
The key to all this is the unique play mechanics incorporated in Kicks oversized gun. As well as being his main weapon, Kick uses the recoil from his powerful gun to propel him higher and reach places that would normally be inaccessible. Knowing how and when to use this skill promises to challenge even the most hard core platform fans, whilst still being accessible to beginners and non-gamers alike.
The game also boasts beautiful yet delightfully chaotic level design, highly detailed animation, and a unique cinematic camera that dynamically follows all of the action.
The game will be available to download from the eShop sometime this spring, and if the cutesy, Pixar-esque trailer is anything to go by, then we may be in for something a little special here. Keep it locked to Nintendojo for any future Kick & Fennick updates.
Source: Nintendo Everything