Nintendo's offering a special promotion this weekend for a free download of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords. Between now and Sunday at midnight (PST) any 3DS owner can log onto the Nintendo eShop and pick up the game for absolutely free. Other celebratory events going on include the launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on Wii U and a special ArtAcademy: SketchPad event in Miiverse.
Why the celebration? Well, Nintendo says it's to celebrate the success of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. As nice as that may seem, I think they have ulterior motives. Remember how Nintendo recently implemented a system that unites Nintendo gamers online accounts between the 3DS, the Wii U and Nintendo's online servers? Downloading Four Swords Adventures requires users to do that first. Those clever Nintendo employees!
Ah, who am I to complain. If I had to unite my Nintendo accounts anyway, at least I get a free game out of it! Now if I can just find some 3DS friends to play this crazy game with. Ganon's not going to defeat himself!
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, now available for free on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Pick it up as soon as possible, as the offer will expire as Sunday ends (PST). Free games, yo! Don't miss out. Take note that this promotion is North America only, though Europe has access to a free download of Super Mario Bros. Deluxe instead.