Nintendo of Europe has been rather generous with 3DS promotions, with two notable examples to date — one rewarded 3DS XL owners with a free game, and the current promotion gives a fourth game for free if three others from a specified list are purchased. Nintendo of America has missed out to date, but Nintendo of Australia is stepping in to offer a free game promotion in its regions.
It must be said however, that the promotion in Australia and New Zealand is being rather picky. The positive is that if you buy a 3DS between 20 June and 31 July 2013, you can choose from the following six games as a free eShop download.
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- Luigi's Mansion 2
- Mario Kart 7
- New Super Mario Bros. 2
- Super Mario 3D Land
- Nintendogs + Cats
There are some fairly tough limitations, however, primarily that it only applies to standard 3DS models, not XL equivalents. On top of that you won't be eligible if you've registered or bought your 3DS already, as you have to purchase the system between 20 June and 31 July 2013 — this has to be proven not only by registering the system on Club Nintendo between those dates, but by scanning and sending a copy of a receipt proving the purchase in that window. Considering the fact that the European equivalent allowed existing 3DS XL owners to claim a free game, this single model date-limited approach will rule out current owners of the handheld.
You can see the trailer for the promotion below, or check out the official website. Will you be taking part?
Thanks to WiiLovePeace for the tip.