Four Swords

Hands up if you remember when Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition for free to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the franchise? That was back in 2011, when the Game Boy Advance title was spruced up with local wireless multiplayer and released as DSiWare (on the DSi Shop and 3DS eShop) for a limited period. It was an excellent free treat, especially as it was easy to arrange some multiplayer with fellow DSi and 3DS owners.

Nintendo of America, continuing its recent policy of providing regular discounts and promotions on the eShop platforms, has re-released the free download with the tagline "4 Swords, 4 Free, 4 Days Only" — it's available now and will disappear at 11:59pm Pacific time on 2nd February. If you didn't get it the first time around (it was removed on 20th February 2012) then this is a golden opportunity; it's a freebie with a tiny file size, as it was DSiWare.

We enjoyed this a lot in our Four Swords Anniversary Edition review, so we suggest pouncing on this right away. Unfortunately this offer is only in North America, and the game is still absent on the European 3DS eShop; in addition it's only on the 3DS store this time, so those still rocking a DSi can't download it over the next four days.

Let us know if you missed this first time around and plan to download it for some multiplayer — or single-player, if necessary — shenanigans.

Thanks to Maelstrom for the tip.