UPDATE: Since this story was published, a Nintendo spokesman has confirmed to Official Nintendo Magazine that "the forthcoming 10 GBA Virtual Console titles available for registrants of the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Programme will be available before the end of December 2011. We will make further announcements in due course." Thanks to CVG for the tip. Original story follows:

An update to Nintendo's Spanish website suggests that the GBA portion of the Ambassador program, previously slated to appear before the end of the year, will not be made available until 2012.

Nintendo Spain now says the virtual GBA collection, which includes Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Advance 3 and Metroid Fusion, will be "available from next year".

All may not be lost, however, as the majority of Nintendo's European sites - excluding Nintendo Germany - say the free bundle will drop before the year is out. Since all of the pages were updated on the same date, there’s a good chance the conflicting release windows are the result of a simple translation error.

To placate early 3DS adopters who might have felt a little burned by Nintendo’s decision to reduce the console's price so soon after launch, Nintendo offered anyone who had bought the 3DS before August 12th ten NES games and ten GBA game for free.

Eligible punters can still claim their free games by going to the Nintendo eShop and downloading an 'Ambassador Certificate', which will grant them access to the NES games, and provide an alert when the GBA titles are available for download.

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