Free download of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition starting today

Free download of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition starting today

Summary: Link up to four players to relive the classic "The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition" on your Nintendo 3DS, DSi and DSi XL.

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As part of Nintendo's celebration of the Zelda franchise's hitting the quarter century mark this year, it is offering an updated version of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition for free to 3DS, DSi and DSi XL owners between September 28 and February 20, 2012.

Originally the bonus material for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past port on the Game Boy Advance and later a GameCube stand alone title that uses the Game Boy Advance as a controller (sound familiar?), this reincarnation of Four Swords will allow up to four players across generations of the handheld console to work together over Wi-Fi, to help Link restore peace to Hyrule. Or, you can opt for single player mode when your friends are too busy to join your quest.

Downloading the game is simple as long as you have a strong wireless Internet signal and your DSi or 3DS with you. You will find the DSiWare title in either the Nintendo DSi Shop via your DSi or DSi XL, or the Nintendo eShop on the 3DS after you tap on the Zelda icon.

[Source: BusinessWire]

Updated @ 7:00pm PT: To clarify the heritage of the game. (Thanks @JSDude1!)

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  • Skyward sword

    Wake me up when they finally get Zelda Skyward sword out the door, I'm sick of the promised release dates that never materialize.
    guihombre
    • RE: Free download of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition starting today

      @guihombre That would be November 20... This is just a freebie to distract you until then.
      Gloria Sin
  • RE: Free download of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition starting today

    Unlike what this article states: this download is actually for the Gameboy Advance title: The Four Sword (included in the combination cartridge with the GBA re-release of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. It is not the GAMECUBE released game: Four Swords Adventure. -J.S.
    JSDude1
  • RE: Free download of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition starting today

    So if I grab one of these devices tomorrow, can I still get it free? Or is it for exclusively for early adopters?
    Aerowind
    • RE: Free download of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition starting today

      @Aerowind Yeh you should be able to. It was in the eshop. When i got the Ambassador games, it was slightly more complicated and the games werent actually listed in the eshop. Hope that helps:)
      snow1162@...
    • RE: Free download of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition starting today

      @Aerowind You should be fine. This game is available for everyone with these systems.
      Gloria Sin
  • RE: Free download of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition starting today

    I want one for my desktop ............ I love this game.
    mamachicky
  • RE: Free download of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition starting today

    Got a 3Ds, DSi/DSi XL? Did you know Nintendo has released The Legend Of Zelda Four Swords Adventures Anniversary Edition for FREE? http://www.game-modo.com/2011/10/legend-of-zelda-four-swords-adventures.html
    GameModo
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