Nintendo sent word this afternoon of a promotion they're running in our region, in which eligible 3DS owners can score a free copy of the 3D Classics version of Kid Icarus.
The way it works is that, if you register any two of a set of selected titles with Club Nintendo, you'll be rewarded with a download code for Kid Icarus by email.
The eligible titles (so far - more are to be added) are:
• Resident Evil: Revelations
• Mario Kart 7
• Super Pokémon Rumble
• Super Mario 3D Land
• Star Fox 64 3D
• The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
• Dead or Alive: Dimensions
• Steel Diver
• Nintendogs + Cats (all three versions)
• Pilotwings Resort
• Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
The promotion runs through until the 31st of March, and only games registered between the first of November last year and the 31st of March are eligible. You can find out more about the rules over on the official website.
If you're not familiar with Kid Icarus, it's a classic NES game in which the hero - a cherub called Pit - must navigate various platforming and shooting sequences in order to, well, save the world (as he knows it). The game was a classic and, aside from a Game Boy sequel in 1991, is regarded by most fans as being "criminally neglected" by Nintendo.
Fortunately, that neglect is set to end this year, with the pending release of 3D Classics Kid Icarus (a tweaked version of the original) and, later this year, the release of the 3DS-exclusive Kid Icarus: Uprising.