Joystiq has posted a "How to download Ambassador Games" PSA on their website. The instructions are as follows:
"In order to get your free games, you'll have to open up the eShop (cool so far), then ... go into the "Settings/Other" menu there, scroll to "Account Activity," and then click to "redownload" each game, even though you're actually downloading them for the first time."
You can't do it just yet but, when the time comes, now you're ready.
Yeesh... that we have to use these backdoor methods only highlights how behind Nintendo is at designing an online store/system. I am happy that they are more openly using third party assistance in developing the online stuff for WiiU.
Yeah, downloaded all 10! I was hoping that certificate video would include... actual video but it's just scrolling text explaining how to be kept up to date with information regarding releases of the other games.
This. It was super easy with the welcome back games on PS3. And I'm not complaining. I think Nintendo has deservedly taken a beating for the past few months, and I appreciate the fact that they know it and are trying to fix it. I was just making an observation. But I hope this experience really shows them the necessity for a more robust and flexible online infrastructure, especially for promotional programs like this.
That's how it was *supposed* to work, but a lot of people reported having issues with the downloads. I know I did. Finding the download voucher wasn't easy, and then it wouldn't always allow you to actually download right away. I had to re-download the voucher, and then jump through some other hoops to get to the games...
... I dunno. Blah blah blah. Neither Sony nor Nintendo's free download programs are ideal, but hey. I got my free games on both my Playstation machines, and I'm getting my free downloads now on my 3DS, so... yeah. Overall, no harm, no foul!
I won't be able to play much until later this afternoon...so much work to do today, ugh.
But the first game I play will be DK Jr. I'm in the mood for an arcade experience right now.
I'll wait until I've finished Ocarina 3D (I'm at the Shadow Temple) before I get going on the original Zelda which I've never beaten. Game notes and web browser are going to come in SO handy for that one!