By Ishaan . December 22, 2011 . 7:22am
Japan got their first NES (or Famicom, if you prefer) game on the Nintendo eShop this week: The Legend of Zelda was released today for 500 yen.
Early Nintendo 3DS buyers received the game for free earlier in the year, as part of the 3DS Ambassador Program.
While this was the first Zelda game to ever be released, according to Nintendo’s official timeline of the series, it actually takes place rather late in the saga.