The 3DS is getting a massive price drop tomorrow. An $80 drop from $249 to $169, which is (proportionately) the largest price drop in video game history. Some places, like Target and Wal-Mart, have even embraced the price drop early. Places like Best Buy are sticking to the date, but will honor the price difference should you decide to come back and match it.
For everyone that picks up a 3DS today, or already owns one, be absolutely sure to connect to Wi-Fi and perform a system update to get the eShop on your 3DS. Simply open the eShop once, and you’re good! You’re registered into Nintendo’s Abassador Program.
This is important, because the deadline to be registered for the 20 free games is 11:59 p.m. tonight, eastern time.
Of those 20 games, 10 will be NES titles, and 10 will be Game Boy Advance titles. The games we know about are as follows:
- Super Mario Bros. (NES)
- Donkey Kong JR. (NES)
- Balloon Fight (NES)
- Ice Climber (NES)
- The Legend of Zelda (NES)
- Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (GBA)
- Metroid Fusion (GBA)
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA)
- WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ (GBA)
- Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GBA)
- Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (GBA)
- Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (GBA)
This means that we’re still waiting on confirmation on five of the NES games, and three of the Game Boy Advance games.
The NES games will be available starting September 1st. The Game Boy Advance games will be distributed sometime by the end of the year, presumably after Nintendo figures out how to distribute games only to certain people.
Any guesses on the remaining titles? They’d have to be Nintendo first-party names, so is it too much to hope for Advance Wars?