3DS Ambassadors Program: Wherefore Art Thou, Game Boy Advance?
With less than a month and a half to go until 2012, Nintendo has yet to release the promised and free GBA titles. Yoshi's Island, we want it.
Nintendo definitely erred in releasing 3DS for $249.99, but the publisher made amends with first adopters by signing them up for the Ambassadors Program.
The prize? Twenty free games, split up between the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Game Boy Advance (GBA).
The publisher made due with the NES titles, delivering such hits as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Metroid.
The GBA games unfortunately remain in limbo. The company said it would release them before the end of the year.
Well, 2011 (and Nintendo) doesn't have much time left. In fact, we still don't know all ten of the games. At the moment, the big N has only announced Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ and Mario vs. Donkey Kong.
This ultimately begs the question, what gives?
Yes, we still have more than five weeks until 2012, and a lot can happen in that short amount of time. With this in mind, Nintendo could bring these games to the eShop the first week of December when Mario Kart 7 ships, or perhaps next week. After all, who wants to play Super Circuit with a new entry in the series right around the corner?
Wishful thinking, most likely. We just hope the company hasn't run into trouble porting these hits to 3DS, as fans probably want them sooner than later.
There's also the matter of revealing the other games. Will we see The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap? Metroid: Zero Mission? Super Mario Advance? F-Zero: Maximum Velocity?
For now, all we can do is sit tight and hope there's some sort of news in the weeks ahead.