North Americans get Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary free this weekend

They also get A Link to the Past on the Wii U eShop.  

In honour of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds coming out / being awesome, Nintendo has decided to release The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition for free until 2nd February at 11.59 pm PST on the 3DS eShop.


Unfortunately, it seems this offer is only valid in North America.

For the uninitiated, Four Swords Anniversary Edition is a spruced up version of 2005's GBA multiplayer dungeon crawler The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures. This enhanced edition contains a single-player mode where players can toggle between two Links, two new areas consisting of three levels each, and a couple of new perks like the Hurricane Spin and Master Sword.

Four Swords Anniversary Edition was a free promotional download in Europe from September 2011 through February 2012, when it was removed from the eShop.

North Americans are also celebrating the series this week with the arrival of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past arriving on the Wii U eShop. Oft cited as the greatest game of all time, the rerelease of the SNES classic goes for $7.99 and can be played on the GamePad, as shown off in the video below.

We've contacted Nintendo to see if it's planning to bring its Zelda love over to European shores and will update if we hear anything back.

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