Does anyone know the dates/details for when the 20 free games are released?

#1poke_master3010Posted 8/14/2011 4:22:57 PM
As I just got a 3DS a few days ago and would like to know when I can get them.
Currently trying to get shiny enigma latios and shiny DW growlithe egg. Battled latios 1950 times & hatched 58 eggs
#2NekoakumaPosted 8/14/2011 4:23:26 PM
Anyone know why people ignore stickies?
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#3vgfanboyPosted 8/14/2011 4:23:52 PM
Did you check the sticky on the first page?
#4metroid00700Posted 8/14/2011 4:24:12 PM
When will the 3DS price go down?
The 3DS price decrease comes into effect on Friday 12th August.

How much will the 3DS cost from 12th August?
North America: $169.99.
Europe: Down to individual retailers, but expect around 160 / 180.
Australia: AU $249.96.
New Zealand: NZ $343.99.
Japan: 15,000 Yen.

Why is Nintendo doing this?
The 3DS simply hasn't sold as well as expected in April, May and June the console sold fewer than 750,000 units worldwide, compared to 3.6 million sold in the machine's first two months on sale. Nintendo's official explanation is the price drop is intended to "further accelerate adoption of the hardware" going into the all-important Christmas period.

Will the console box contain anything less than before?
Nintendo has not mentioned removing anything from the 3DS, so expect to get the 2GB SD card, charging cradle, AR cards and built-in software as before.

Will Nintendo release any more colours?
Nintendo's not made any announcement about extra console colours, such as the Flare Red unit recently released in Japan.

What if I've already bought a 3DS?
A good question. Nintendo acknowledges that such a significant price drop is extremely unusual, and as such it's put together a "make-good" package for existing 3DS owners.

Where is this package available?
It is available in North America, Europe, Australia and Japan.

What's this package all about, then?
To thank you for buying the console between its launch and 11th August, Nintendo is launching the Ambassador scheme.
Anyone who connects or has connected their 3DS to the eShop before 11th August becomes a 3DS Ambassador. Part of this involves getting free games to say thank you/apologise for the price cut.

I like free games. Tell me more!
Every 3DS Ambassador i.e. anyone who connects their console to the eShop before 11th August is eligible for 20 free games from the eShop.
These games will be Virtual Console titles from the NES and Game Boy Advance.

What are the games on offer?

The NES games announced so far are:
Super Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong Jr.
Balloon Fight
Ice Climber
The Legend of Zelda

The Game Boy Advance games announced so far are:
Yoshi's Island
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Metroid Fusion
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$

I can count. That's only ten games. What are the other ten?
We don't know yet. We'll update you when we know.

I don't want those games. Can I choose something else?
Unlike the Wii Ambassador programme, it appears you will not be gifted with store credit, so don't expect to have free choice.

Are these 3D Classics games?
No, they're running under the Virtual Console banner so will appear as they do on the NES and GBA.

When can I get these games?
The NES games will launch from 1st September. The GBA games will be made available later this year.

What if I buy my machine after 12th August am I still eligible?
If you buy or register your 3DS after 12th August, you are not eligible for these free games. These are for customers who purchase and connect their console before that date.

I can still buy those games myself though, can't I?
Well, yes and no. The NES games will be available to buy in the eShop at a later date Ambassadors get them early, and for free.
The Game Boy Advance games, however, will only be available to those who register before 12th August: Nintendo says it has "no plans" to make the GBA games available to all users.
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#5Dark_SilverXPosted 8/14/2011 4:24:40 PM
So I like my eggs scrambled.
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#6poke_master3010(Topic Creator)Posted 8/14/2011 4:31:30 PM
Thanks for the quick response
Currently trying to get shiny enigma latios and shiny DW growlithe egg. Battled latios 1950 times & hatched 58 eggs
#7Mariofan15Posted 8/14/2011 4:54:26 PM
PokeMaster posted...
Anyone know why people ignore stickies?

They're noobs. Honestly,we shouldnt even had sticky topics since no one even reads them.
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