Nintendo to give away free 3DS Excitebike

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  1. heartgold
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    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Nintendo's set to give away a free classic game via Nintendo 3DS's upcoming eShop.

    According to reports out of Nintendo's Japanese investor meeting this morning, Nintendo plans to add an incentive for 3DS owners to update their systems next month, by distributing a 3D version of Excitebike free of charge.

    The firmware update will add, among other things, the eShop and a 3DS internet browser.

    Iwata reportedly told investors this morning Nintendo plans to start by releasing Game Boy and Game Boy Colour games on the 3DS shop, but after that it wants to add more classic formats to the service (GBA?)[/p]

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  2. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    Now when does the May update come out!? :B

    And I noticed he said "More Classic Systems". How about some decent Game & Watch ports? Or maybe some Wonderswan games?
     
  3. rockstar99

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    Wow thats so awesome, cant wait for the eshop
     
  4. SamAsh07

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    I love you Nintendo, giving away a free game is just sweeeeeeet! Can't wait for May.
     
  5. lostdwarf

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    So i'm guessing the whole auto update while you sleep thing is b/s?
     
  6. Vigilante

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    Wait is this the NES excite bike their giving away as VC or is it a new excite bike.
     
  7. heartgold
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    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    What about video content and news updates over night? XD
     
  8. gokujr1000

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    All we need is access to purchasing GBA Titles then the 3DS will be complete.
     
  9. AlanJohn

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    Megaman NES series in 3D.
    All I need from VC.
     
  10. nintendoom

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    Did'nt the sound app already have this excitebike thingy ? [​IMG]
     
  11. RupeeClock

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    I hope they don't decide to limit the retro selection to games that were portable to begin with.
    An officially endorsed solution for portable SNES games would be killer.
     
  12. Maplemage

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    Why would you care?
    Cant wait, probably a way to make them flashcart users update them 3DS'.
     
  13. klim28

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    Wow. I love Excite Bike. Can't wait for the May update [​IMG]
     
  14. Keva

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    Guess they had to give away something since most of the features in this update should of been available on launch.

    Any idea if this is a limited thing?

    Edit: Japanese only?

    Edit2: http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=156724

    Bugger...
     
  15. heartgold
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    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    [​IMG] O dear ninty....
     
  16. prowler

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    Could be a dig at Microsoft.
     
  17. heartgold
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    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    might be a sign of no gimmicks [​IMG]
     
  18. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Taking a stab at iDevices I see. Naughty naughty, Nintendo! [​IMG]
     
  19. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    Pfft, they most certainly are necessary if you want meaningful and engaging gameplay.
     
  20. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    I try playing various games on emulators on my Android phone...even with haptic feedback, I just can't get used to having no physical buttons.