Last week we reported on how buyers of the 3DS remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (for which you can find Matt’s review here) could get their hands on a free copy of the soundtrack by registering their new purchase over at the Club Nintendo website. Things did not go as planned however, and a “technical issue” meant that many users were unable to qualify for their free copy. You only have to look at our comments section to see a fraction of the disappointed fans that had trouble registering on the site.
However, the panic is now over as Nintendo have finally responded to the situation, and it is good news for everybody.
In an official statement published on the Club Nintendo website it was explained that the issue that was causing problems has now been fixed, and that a new date to register for a copy had been placed for the end of the month.
Our The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D CD Soundtrack promotion continues to run until June 30th, 2011. All European Club Nintendo members may register for and receive a bonus soundtrack CD until that date. We will be in contact soon with Club Nintendo members who registered their software, but were not able to enter their details for the soundtrack CD, with information on how to proceed in order to receive the CD.
That means that not only will Day One purchasers have their chance to get hold of the 50 track CD, but anyone who buys and registers before the end of the month will be able to qualify for it as well. While this is a sudden turnaround from the “limited stocks” that were previously available for EU customers, it is a no doubt a welcome response by Nintendo for those that were looking forward to hearing some of the previously unreleased material.