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The Other 3DS Ambassador Games for NES Revealed [UPDATED]

If you've missed out on the chance to fight Dark Link, now's your chance.

The most I've played of Zelda II is probably...nope, I don't remember ever playing Zelda II.
The most I've played of Zelda II is probably...nope, I don't remember ever playing Zelda II.

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:

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.

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