Nintendo really wants people to try downloading games from the eShop in Japan, offering three simultaneous gifts with purchase starting July 28.
First, if you buy either New Super Mario Bros. 2 or Onitore (Demon Training), you’ll get double the Club Nintendo points. Second, if you buy both, you get another 20 points, which is equivalent to another game’s worth.
Finally – and most exciting – Japanese customers who download either game from the eShop will get a Virtual Console download of a special version of NES Donkey Kong. This is the special remade version with the missing arcade level put back in, previously only available with the red New Super Mario Bros. Wii system in Europe.
Porting it to 3DS seems like one more potential opportunity for us to get it here – either as some similar campaign or as a regular VC download. I hope…
Nintendo is doing something for US eShoppers, too, I’m delighted to say. Buying NSMB2 from the eShop gets you double Club Nintendo coins (100!) through September 20.