Nintendo giving away free Legend of Zelda: Four Swords for the next 4 days

In addition to the free Zelda offer, Nintendo promises A Link to the Past is coming to the Wii U eShop soon.

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Nintendo is "celebrating all things Hyrulian" for a limited time by giving away the Legend of Zelda: Four Swords anniversary edition for free for the next four days on the 3DS/2DS. Nintendo offers instructions on how to download the game right here:

The game is available starting now until Sunday, February 2, at 11:59 p.m. (PST). But if you miss out on the deal, there's more Zelda coming soon: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is coming to the Wii U eShop (it has been available on the regular Wii shop for a while), and there will be "a special Art Academy SketchPad event in Miiverse." Unfortunately, there's no announcement about bringing A Link to the Past to the DS eShop.

In related news, you might have seen that GameSpot gave our 2013 game of the year award to The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. If you haven't played it, I've heard that the game is pretty good.

Discussion

105 comments
zeca04
zeca04

Whats the point? I cant download because of stupid nintendo updates that NEVER, NEVER work to download! Seriously, nintendo internet services are far the worst from any brand.

blackace
blackace

I got my copy last time. Had to update my O/S on it before the QR would work however. Free is free though.

snxx
snxx

That is great! 3DS really is, until now, the best 8th generation console! :)

deadpen
deadpen

Link is a lone wolf (not a twilight princess reference) and this was just a sad "filler" to get people by while waiting for the console zelda game to release.

MrFacepunch
MrFacepunch

I always thought it was Hylian, not Hyrulian.

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

Got it. Thanks Nintendo. Still on the fence about Monster Hunter 3 for 20 bucks.

unodien
unodien

as a european i CANT get the game....... why is it allways like that....

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Why always NA Nintendo? Give some love to EU

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

I guess you can't register the game unless you already own a 3DS (not even with a WiiU)

marcsmashing
marcsmashing

As an european Wii U owner I'm pissed, to say the least.

Guys at Nintendo HQ:

- "3ds is doing great, let's give our customers a freebie"

- "Wii U is doing terrible, let's give them nothing"...

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Does it become LINKed to your account, once you've downloaded 4 Swords once? 

LusterSoldierGS
LusterSoldierGS

I already got this game for free back in 2012 during their whole Zelda 25th anniversary promotion thing they had going on back then.  Not as many people had a 3DS back then, so giving it away for free again will reach a much larger audience this time around.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Got the kid a 2DS, now we have a new game to play together!

Artwark
Artwark

Got it but I wonder if it'll be fun since this is a game for multiplayer and I'm single...... :|

jerry19
jerry19

In Mexico is free too

Stebsis
Stebsis

Only for US... well thanks Nintendo, I really appreciate it.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Is this offer available in Europe?

dragonfoxmem
dragonfoxmem

already got this downloaded long time ago when I got Ambassador Certificate (10 NES games and 10 GBA games free)

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

I tried it and -- guessing from the American site -- it's region locked. Awesome offer, though.

maxpowr3
maxpowr3

Ah they make you sign up for their new ID system. No bother though. Still a free game.

hystavito
hystavito

Yeah more stuff for the 3DS, great way to support that WiiU :).

DIGN
DIGN

no thanks I got it on my PS.

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

It's Valentines Love from Nintendo! Thanks Nintendo!!!

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

What is the occasion for giving it away this time? Why for such a limited time?

hikaruai
hikaruai

Thank you Nintendo!!! <3

Erebus
Erebus

Thanks Gamespot, I doubt I would have found out about this otherwise.

kirbymaster5
kirbymaster5

I'm getting a serious case of deja vu, they've given this game away before haven't they?

SilentAssassin
SilentAssassin

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hochstreck
hochstreck

How cool. Too bad It's region locked.

Ultramarinus
Ultramarinus

Thanks Gamespot for not dropping a remark that it's US-only.

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

I misread the title and was thinking it was Four Swords Adventure (even though I already have it on Gamecube).

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

that would've been a great birthday present shame I don't own a 2DS yet.

yavix
yavix

Hey Europe gets all the good stuff from Sony.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@Ripper_TV  

That's a painful pun.

It's really convenient that Link has his name as it is, isn't it? :P

Mayleene
Mayleene

@LusterSoldierGS I gave my 3DS away with the game and got a 3DS XL.  Now I can get the game again!!! 

ADO300
ADO300

@Artwark  i got this for free back at 2012 when there was 25th zelda anniversary & this edition is actually a 2 player co-op so that you can play single player. there is a local MP of the version too so that 4 players can play the game.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

@kirbymaster5Yes, I don't remember the exact months, but I know it was during the 2011 Christmas season, ending in early 2012.

hikaruai
hikaruai

@SilentAssassinI'm definitely going to pick up this Four Swords :)...MY FC is: 1177 8020 4995

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