The Legend of Zelda Four Swords goes free next month on the eShop

Back in June, Nintedo announced that the eShop would receive a free release to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Zelda franchise. That title is Link’s first multiplier adventure The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, the GBA add-on to The Link to the Past. DSi and 3DS owners everywhere can download the game free of charge this September.

The game is not expected to have any stereoscopic 3D support as it is launching under the DSiWare brand, and although it has not been confirmed, don’t count on the title having any online support either. I suppose you can’t complain about free though, can you?

The GBA Four Swords title was not quite as lengthy or evolved as the full retail version released on the Gamcube, but it could certainly make a long bus trip enjoyable. Either that or you may just loose a friendship because your buddy likes nothing better than to throw you in the lava. Over and over.

No concrete date has been established, but the first Thursday of September just happens to be September 1st. Here’s hoping!


Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.