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The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition Free on 3DS January 31, 2014

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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I could not be happier with Nintendo right now.  Just as soon as I completed all the actions in the Bravely Default demo, I checked the Nintendo eShop and found Nintendo had once again taken my adviceThe Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition is back on the 3DS’s eShop and you can download it for free right now up until February 2nd, 2014.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition is a special promotional port of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, originally released bundled with the game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the Game Boy Advance.  It is redesigned to take full advantage of the features of the 3DS, including wireless multiplayer.  The game was originally created as a special promotion for The Legend of Zelda’s Anniversary, and was released for free only for a short time.  As this period of release took place before the release of the 3DS XL, I was not lucky enough to be able to download this game, and seeing the game’s listing in the official Hyrule Historia only served to put salt on that wound.  Now that it’s back out, I couldn’t hit the download button faster.

As far as I know, Nintendo has not widely reported on this.  Their website makes a small mention of the event, but I cannot recall a single message on their Twitter Feed or YouTube Channel.  Regardless, if you have a 3DS or plan to pick one up before the 2nd of February, you have no reason not to give this game a download.  Nintendo said it may be a very long time before they bring it back.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition is free right now exclusively to the Nintendo 3DS.