Today's European Nintendo Direct broadcast certainly showed a festive spirit, with Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata outlining a "Nintendo Network Promotion" to encourage 3DS owners in the region to either create an ID or link their Wii U equivalent.
Nintendo Network IDs were added with the major 3DS system update on 10th December, and a new promotion will offer a free game to those that have already setup an ID on the portable or do so before 31st January 2014. That free download will be Game Boy Color title Super Mario Bros. Deluxe; it's a remixed and enhanced version of the seminal NES game. It includes new challenges, adjustments to the gameplay and even a two player vs. mode on top of the classic platformer, and in our retro review we awarded it a perfect 10.
Download codes will be sent to the email address linked to your Nintendo ID after the promotion closes, between 13th and 28th February 2014. At the time of writing this promotion has only been confirmed for Europe.
Do you have a Nintendo Network ID or plan to set one up? If so then this freebie will come your way.