Nintendo has been pulling out all the stops to promote their latest games, especially with the 3DS. They have released numerous specialty 3DS XL and Wii U bundles with game artwork and colors, sneaked free gifts into the promo cards in games themselves, offered popular and well-loved games for Club Nintendo coins, and are running a sale of digital game copies on the eShop and the Wii Shopping Channel. They have offered figurines, game cartridge chests and other goodies for pre-orders and now they are doing it again. For those of you planning on picking up a 3DS with your new copy of A Link Between Worlds, you’re in for an additional treat!
Once again our lucky neighbors in Europe are getting the lead in some awesome perks, this time in the form of a Club Nintendo promotion for registering a 3DS and one item off a list of qualifying games. The bonus? A free digital copy of Super Mario 3D Land, one of the latest Mario games to sweep the world. I don’t know about you guys, but if I hadn’t already registered my 3DS, I would be all over this offer. If you have pre-ordered a bundle you could end up with at least one of the free games out of the deal. I’m not saying you will want to play the Mario game before you play your brand new copy of A Link Between Worlds, but if you don’t have Pokemon X/Y yet, it certainly is a close second.
Fair warning though: this offer will begin on November 27, so don’t get too excited and register your hardware too early. Once you do register your new toys, check out the available titles currently owning the Club Nintendo home page, which includes A Link to the Past, a logical choice to play back-to-back with A Link Between Worlds. The registration of your two items will be more than enough to get you a game.
If you are just now buying a 3DS but couldn’t afford a bundle, have no fear! Any single 3DS that has not already been registered qualifies, and below you will find a list of the games you can use to activate this promotion:
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- Luigi’s Mansion 2
- LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins
- Sonic Lost World (Nintendo 3DS version)
- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Nintendo 3DS version)
- Pokémon X
- Pokémon Y
- Bravely Default (including Bravely Default: Deluxe Collector’s Edition)
- New Super Mario Bros. 2
- Mario Kart 7
- Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
As you can see, there are plenty of options. Unfortunately for me, I bought my copy of Pokemon X and my 3DS much too soon to take advantage of this offer, even if I were in Europe. But it is not too late for you! If you love Nintendo and you just joined the 3DS community, you will most definitely find a qualifying game to get you that free copy of Super Mario 3D Land. The rest of us can only hope that something similar will be announced in our own areas. Until then, enjoy your spoils my European friends!