time running out Last Day for 3DS Ambassador Program

Here’s a quick reminder for all of you lucky 3DS owners that the opportunity to register for your twenty free games from Nintendo’s “3DS Ambassador Program” will end at midnight tonight, August 11th.  But fret not, procrastinators!  All you need to do between now and then is use the system’s wireless broadband signal to connect to Nintendo eShop one time, or simply use it to acquire the latest system update.

  1. Starting Sept. 1, Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors will be able to download 10 NES Virtual Console games at no charge and before they are available in the Nintendo eShop to the general public. These games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr., Balloon Fight, Ice Climber and The Legend of Zelda, are slated to become paid downloadable games, but Ambassadors get them early for free. Once the paid versions of the games are posted to the Nintendo eShop later in the year, the updated versions will be available to Ambassadors for download at no cost.
  2. By the end of 2011, Nintendo will provide Ambassadors with 10 Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games. These include games like Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ and Mario vs. Donkey Kong. These games will be available exclusively to Ambassadors, and Nintendo currently has no plans to make these 10 games available to the general public on the Nintendo 3DS in the future.

Additional details on the 3DS Ambassador program can be found on Nintendo’s official site.