Nintendo is moving further into the digital distribution domain as it's going to sell the upcoming New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Brain Age sequel Demon Training at both retail as a game card and digitally via its eShop. The company really wants you to buy its 3DS games from the eShop, and to prove it, Nintendo is offering something of a bonus/bribe to encourage you to do so. At least, it is in Japan. Extra Club Nintendo points are on the table, as is a free download of Donkey Kong (the Nintendo Entertainment System version of the arcade title and not the Game Boy classic from 1994). Andriasang has the news.
To commemorate the occasion, Nintendo will be holding a campaign. Buy the download version of either game, and you'll receive Donkey Kong Original Edition on the 3DS Virtual Console and double the Club Nintendo points, or 40 points per game. Buy both games, and you'll also get an addition 20 Club Nintendo points as a bonus. The campaign runs from July 28 through September 2.
That's a great deal if you're planning to buy either game from the eShop or if you're on the fence about the whole thing. Even if the offer came to my region though, I still think I'd stick with retail. An extra few Club Nintendo points would be nice, but I have no need for Donkey Kong. Still, it's a nice gesture and a great bonus for those who are going digital with these purchases. As tempting as it is to always have New Super Mario Bros. 2 ready to go on my 3DS, the collector in me still wants a boxed product.