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Japan Gets Cool Zelda-Themed Prepaid Cards

Posted by James Newton

Grab the Skyward Sword

Over in Japan, Nintendo releases all kinds of themed cards for its digital stores, from Mario and Link eShop cards to a new range of Zelda 25th Anniversary eShop cards.

The cards each focus on a different game, from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to the latest design promoting Skyward Sword. Each costs 1,000 Yen.

There's a third, mystery card still to be revealed next month however, with the Japanese description calling it a "special Zelda 25th illustration". What could it be?

Nintendo recently announced the release date for Zelda: Skyward Sword — it'll hit Europe on 18th November, and reaches North America on 20th November.

[via nintendo.co.jp]

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realar

#4

realar said:

Man I applaud Nintendo for putting it out there but geez I'm getting the feeling of TOO MUCH PRAISE, Metroid has gotten ZILCH and furthermore SQUAT (minus an article via UK'S Official Nintendo Magazine) to show Samus THIS kind of love.

eviLaTtenDant

#6

eviLaTtenDant said:

All these beautiful cards would make more people interested in the download services imo. So i'd say it would be a wasted opportunity if they don't sell these everywhere they can.

bboy2970

#8

bboy2970 said:

"Will this reach the west?"
Nope. These cool theme cards never come over here and I'm sure this one will be no exception :(

Supremeist

#9

Supremeist said:

That looks really awesome. When I get cards like this, I collect all the different design's.

Angelic_Lapras_King

#10

Angelic_Lapras_King said:

Nintendo must be mad not to be releasing these every where else. People would buy dozens of them as COLLECTOR'S ITEMS, since they'd be a limited time only thing, and that would mean waaaaaay more money. ;P

NINTENBOY

#15

NINTENBOY said:

That's cool and all but why is Nintendo just spoiling Link? They didn't do anything like this for Mario and what about Samus it's her birthday this year too!! Link is having the greatiest birthday party ever while Mario and Samus are just sitting there way in the background at a little table with one little happy birthday balloon and sharing a tiny little birthday cake :( Not cool Nintendo not cool!!

OldBoy

#17

OldBoy said:

No reason whatsoever to not release these in the rest of the world.Simple printing job.Do it Nintendo, see how many cards you sell. (clue: a lot!!) and half of them probably won't even be redeemed :D.
And I agree with @6 ,this would make a great promotional tool.They could theme em'for every major release..sweeeeeet.
DO IT!!!

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