Nintendo has been promising for months that the second batch of 10 free games available to members of the 3DS Ambassador Program will be available by year’s end. Yet entering the second week of December, Nintendo remained hush as to not only when the games would be available, but what half of them would be.
Today Nintendo emailed their Japanese Ambassador Program members with the complete list of Gameboy Advance games and a release date: this upcoming Friday, December 16. There’s still no word from Nintendo’s North American arm of when these games will be available, but they could potentially drop here as early as this Friday as well.
Previously Nintendo confirmed that five of the Gameboy Advance games available in this batch included Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Vs. Donkey Kong, Metroid Fusion, and WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania. The final five games are: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Wario Land 4, F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, Fire Emblem, and Kirby and the Amazing Mirror.
Many older Nintendo gamers have likely played the vast majority of these games already. Younger players whose parents purchased a 3DS before the price drop and were admitted to the Ambassador Program will now have a chance to dip into Nintendo’s history “on the house,” so to speak.
I’ll share the North America release of these free downloadable games for 3DS Ambassador Program members when Nintendo makes their official announcement.