Nintendo Offers Exclusive, Early New 3DS Bundle to Fans

By Keza MacDonald on at

UPDATE: Nintendo has confirmed that this offer is not tied to whether you were an original 3DS ambassador, but is instead a random selection of Club Nintendo members in Europe who "fulfil certain criteria". If you got the email, you're in. Original story follows.


Do you remember the 3DS Ambassador programme from back at the 3DS' launch? Early adopters of the 3DS were offered 20 free virtual console games to make up for the giant price drop a few months after the console launched. It was an OK deal at the time, but 3DS Ambassadors now have a much bigger reason to be pleased: Nintendo is offering them an exclusive version of the new 3DS console, ahead of launch.

"For a limited time only, we’re giving you the opportunity to purchase our special New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition bundle – that includes exclusive Ambassador Cover Plates (which won’t be available anywhere else), a charging cradle, and a set of Super Smash Bros. cover plates, too! If you'd like to purchase it, you only have until 23:59 (UK time) on January 12th 2015 to take advantage of this offer," reads the email send out to Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors. Here's what it looks like:


And here's the Smash Bros cover:


It costs £179.99. Login via Club Nintendo to have a look - if you're a 3DS Ambassador, that is.