Nintendo told fans that they would deliver 10 free NES games and 10 free Game Boy Advance titles to 3DS “Ambassadors” who purchased the system before August 12. So far, they’ve followed through on one half of their promise.
We heard that the GBA titles would make it out this year (the NES games were made available a few months ago), but now people are beginning to wonder if that will actually happen. There’s only a few weeks left in 2011, and a hint from Nintendo of Spain seems to say that Ambassadors will be asked to wait until next year for their rewards.
Nintendo of Spain’s Ambassador site contains the following blurb about the GBA titles:
Available from next year.
Game Boy Advance titles for the Virtual Console service
Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
and five titles
Nintendo has been delaying 3DS-related items lately, so this wouldn’t be entirely surprising. Until we hear something official though, take this rumor with a grain of salt.