Not too long ago, Nintendo started selling digital copies of full retail 3DS games on it’s eShop and the company has decided to celebrate this new arrangement with a very special giveaway.
If you purchase one of five select titles from the eShop, then link your eShop and Club Nintendo accounts together, and then register the newly purchased game at Club Nintendo by January 6, 2013, you will receive Donkey Kong: Original Edition absolutely free!
DKOE is a perfect NES port of the classic arcade title (which includes all of the levels) that has never seen a release outside of Japan, which Nintendo has no plans of actually selling anytime soon.
Here are the five eShop games that come with Donkey Kong: Original Edition:
Professor Layton and The Miracle Mask: Available October 28
Paper Mario: Sticker Star: Available November 11
Cross Words Plus: Available Now
Art Academy: Available Now
Style Savvy : Trendsetters: Available October 22
This is a nice way for Nintendo to reward its customers who use the eShop and I’m glad the folks at the “Big N” are taking their commitment to the digital space seriously. I also must admit it makes the eShop a more attractive option for my pending purchases of Layton 5 and Sticker Star.
The only downside to the whole promotion is that it takes Nintendo 3-4 weeks after your initial purchase to email the DKOE download code….well at least you’ll have a new game to help pass the time.
For more details about the promotion, click the link below.