by Joseph Leray
Club Nintendo is a free loyalty program that allows players to register their purchased games in exchange for coins, which can be used to buy special items or downloadable games. It's been around for a while, though, so that's not new ground.
Nintendo's latest promo, however, is pretty nice: players who register both "Shin Megami Tensei IV" and "Fire Emblem: Awakening" on their Club Nintendo account before August 31 will get a $30 credit on their next eShop purchase, which can be applied to full retail or downloadable games.
Once the credit is added to your account, you'll need to spend it before the end of the year. Not a bad reward for snagging a pair of the best 3DS RPGs of recent memory.
The promotion is, presumably, an attempt to drum up interest in "Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem," an upcoming Wii U crossover RPG co-developed by Atlus and Intelligent Systems and featuring characters from both storied series.
A short trailer notwithstanding, both companies have kept perfect radio silence on the project since it was announced earlier this year.
"Shin Megami Tensei IV" takes place in the semi-feudal Eastern Kingdom of Mikado and tasks a newly-minted Samurai (that's you!) with putting a stop to the demon attacks plaguing your county.
The game's first run also comes with a limited edition artbook and soundtrack, as displayed here by our feline assistant Sabrina. "Shin Megami Tensei IV" is available now in stores and on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Joseph Leray is a freelance writer from Nashville. Follow him on Twitter