eShop welcomes Ambassadors

3DS owners, today’s eShop update includes–along with Mario’s Picross and three DSiware titles–a welcome message to all its freshly-inducted Ambassadors. (Toadsworth isn’t actually the program mascot, but he should be: He’s classy, he’s good with PR, and he needs the work.)

“You are a Nintendo 3DS Ambassador!” proclaims the message, which can be found under the “News” tab. It goes on to remind you of the program’s benefits:

Starting September 1st, Ambassadors can download 10 free NES VC games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr., Balloon Flight, Ice Climber, and The Legend of Zelda.

10 free GBA games will be available to Ambassadors by the end of 2011. These include Yoshi’s Island, Mario Kart Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, Warioware, Inc., and Mario Vs. Donkey Kong.

Nintendo insists these particular GBA games will be Ambassador exclusives.

Even though 3DS takes a huge price drop next week, is this deal enough to convince any of you not-as-early-adopters to pay the higher price to qualify for the Ambassador program by connecting to the eShop before August 12?

And do you think Nintendo will really never sell those particular GBA titles to non-ambassadors?