It's been a long, Skyrim-filled holiday season for many of us, but try to think back to a time before the dragons, to when Nintendo released its 3DS handheld earlier this year and then, less than six months later, slashed its price by $80. To quell the dissatisfied community members who spent full price on the device at launch, the company launched its Ambassador Program, promising 20 free Virtual Console games to all early adopters.
We've already seen half of the offer made good on, with the early fall 3DS eShop release of 10 classic NES titles. The final 10 are Game Boy Advance games, and they're supposed to be coming before the end of the year. Nintendo wants you to know that that's still very much the plan.
A company spokesperson confirmed the unchanged release plans to Official Nintendo Magazine with a statement: "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."
Questions were raised about a possible delay when some fans noticed that Nintendo's Spanish-language website suggested that the games wouldn't be available until next year. Five of the 10 titles have already been confirmed: Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania and Mario Vs. Donkey Kong.
Source: Official Nintendo Magazine