Games part of the 3DS Ambassador Program getting multiplayer upgrade

By Stephany Nunneley
30 July 2011 17:04 GMT

Nintendo has said the games which are part of the Ambassador Program outlined this week during its financials, will include additional features and upgrades.

According to a Nintendo representative speaking with IGN, the games will be 2D, not 3D Classics and once made “available to the general public later this year,” they will include additional features such as multiplayer simultaneous play.

“Ambassadors will then be able to download those updated versions at no cost,” the spokesperson said. “Beyond this offer, we have nothing more to announce at this time, although the press release does indicate that the NES games will eventually be available for sale to the public.”

The 3DS Ambassador Program is to be made available to those who bought a 3DS at the “original launch price” in all of the territories receiving a price-cut. The program includes 10 NES games and 10 Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games for free if you connect to the Nintendo eShop before August 12.

In the US and Australia, 3DS “ambassadorial” status grants you access to 10 free NES Virtual Console games on September 1 before their general release, including The Legend of Zelda, Balloon Fight and Ice Climber, and 10 more Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games.

The GBA games – like Yoshi’s Island, Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames and Mario vs. Donkey Kong – will not be available to anyone else.

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