Since Nintendo announced the huge price slash for its sorta-flailing 3DS handheld ($250 to $170), they’ve promised early adopters 20 free virtual console titles. But, until now, they have kept mum on the specifics of the program. On September 1st, they will release 10 free NES games to those early adopters of the 3DS. Gameinformer reports on the downside to this:
However, they’re considered unfinished “priority delivery” versions of the games with only a basic electronic manual and the Virtual Console suspend function like on the Wii. Once the games eventually become available on the eShop, they’ll include full functionality including actual restore points (like the Game Boy VC titles), simultaneous local co-op (think Ice Climbers), and complete electronic manuals. All ambassadors will get these updates for free.
So you cut the price of the system by nearly $100 not four months after its release, promise early adopters decades old titles we’ve all played and owned numerous times, and then give us the basest, most bare-bones version of said games? Give me the new Mario or StarFox for free if you want me to keep quiet and happy. But c’mon. The people who bought the 3DS on day one, I guarantee you, have owned if not all, then at least one of these Ambassador games at one point in their life. And, you know, I feel like I wouldn’t be as cross if I had actual games I was playing on my 3DS currently. And, wouldn’t ya know, the only games I have for it are 3D remakes of ten year old titles. I’m seeing a pattern here, Nintendo…