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Nintendo: Second Round Of Free Ambassador 3DS Games Arriving This Year

Jonathan Lester
3DS, 3DS Ambassador Programme, Nintendo

Nintendo: Second Round Of Free Ambassador 3DS Games Arriving This Year

By way of apology to early 3DS adopters after slashing the price of their new handheld a few months into its life cycle, Nintendo promised to provide twenty free games and special Ambassador status (that comes complete with a shiny virtual certificate). The first ten games were made available without incident, but since then, Ninty clammed up about the second round that includes classic GBA titles. Today, though, ONM has received confirmation that the next phase "will be available before the end of December 2011," and more details will be announced "in due course." We'll keep a watchful eye on the situation.

Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania, and Mario Vs. Donkey Kong have all been confirmed for the second round, with five more to follow. As far as I know, the online ambassador registration tool is still open if you haven't already claimed your free games.

In other Ninty news, the price cut has apparently allowed the 3DS to outstrip the first year sales of its predecessor in only eight months. Considering that Nintendo has been under fire from pundits and shareholders alike, this is great news for the beleaguered company.

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azygous  Dec. 1, 2011 at 19:52

The fact that they've sold so many may well be worth shouting about, but it's also why they've got such a slating, as the consumer has bought so many of them, yet has next to nothing to play on them.

JonLester  Dec. 1, 2011 at 20:45

@azygous: Quite right, and we've been sending a lot of flak their way. If Nintendo are serious about getting back into the AAA console game as well as supporting the 3DS, they need to secure a regular stream of exclusives to match their competitors.

Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land are a good start, but they're a few months late. Keep it up!

Last edited by JonLester, Dec. 1, 2011 at 20:46


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