Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has posted a message through the Nintendo 3DS’ SpotPass functionality, encouraging players to download The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition as well as purchasing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
That message, in full, is as follows:
This is Eiji Aonuma, the producer of the Zelda series at Nintendo. I hope you will all go to the Nintendo eShop and download The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition, which is one of the titles in our Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary celebration.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition is a powered-up version of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords for Game Boy Advance, the first multiplayer game in the Zelda series.
It is a free downloadable game to everyone who has a Nintendo 3DS, a Nintendo DSi, or a Nintendo DSi XL!
In the multiplayer mode, where 2-4 people can play at the same time, you can cooperate or compete to rescue Princess Zelda. You’ll enjoy a heated adventure while combining wisdom and power to figure out the puzzles.
If you’re going to download and play right away, the single-player mode is a good place to start. You can take Link with you and play on your own. You can play the same levels as in the multiplayer mode, so bring your best to test your skills on you own!
For the Anniversary Edition, in addition to the Game Boy Advance levels, we prepared new levels based on classic games that will be nostalgic for all our Zelda fans. You will feel like you have gone back in time.
We also prepared special levels for expert players that would even live up to the Master Quest name. Even players with skills are sure to howl!
By all means, be sure to get this as a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda series and play it through!
We hope you’ll also get the Wii game The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which will be released on 18 November 2011!”