UPDATE: Nintendo of America has confirmed this is the official lineup.
ORIGINAL STORY: The first phase of Nintendo's 3DS Ambassador program will begin rolling out on September 1, bringing early adopters a set of 10 NES games. We've known five of the games, but Nintendo of Japan has announced the other five, too--and there are some classics to get excited about.
The full list is as follows, with the previously unannounced games in bold:
- Wrecking Crew
- NES Open Tournament Golf
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
- Super Mario Bros.
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Balloon Fight
- Ice Climber
- The Legend of Zelda
Confession: I've never played Zelda II. The differing perspective totally threw me off, and I just never came back. Shame. The stories of fighting Dark Link are legendary, though, so I'm not exactly looking forward to that, but I am hoping to cross off a sore spot in my pile of should-have-played video games.
These versions of vintage Nintendo releases aren't fully featured, either. The games will eventually have Virtual Console's standard "restore point" save and load functionality, but that's coming later. On September 1, you'll be limited to a "VC Suspend" option. Don't let your battery run out!
Nintendo of America has not responded to my request to confirm these games will all show up here, too, but the first wave of announcements were the same worldwide.