Early adopters of the Nintendo 3DS awaiting the ten Game Boy Advance games for being one of the handheld’s “Ambassadors” will be pleased to hear they should still be available before the year is out.
Following a post on the Nintendo Spain website, which suggested that the ten GBA games Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors were set to receive had been delayed until 2012, Nintendo UK has confirmed the games will in fact still be available this year.
So far Nintendo has confirmed that Metroid Fusion, WarioWare Inc. and Mario Kart: Super Circuit will be a part of the GBA games available to early-adopters. Those who had accessed the handheld’s eShop before its price drop have already got 10 NES games as a thanks for their backing of the 3DS, which include the likes of Metroid, The Legend of Zelda and Ice Climbers.
In the statement to ONM, a Nintendo spokesperson confirmed:
“The forthcoming 10 GBA Virtual Console titles available for registrants of the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Programme, will be available before the end of December 2011. We will make further announcements in due course.”
The Nintendo 3DS and Wii saw a huge sales jump over the Black Friday sales week thanks to heavy-hitters Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which both sold over 500 000 copies each.
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