Last month, Nintendo offered SNES-favorite Super Metroid as part of their latest digital rewards on Club Nintendo. At 150 coins, some couldn’t resist snagging the game early even though it was slated to come out soon for 30 cents. With Super Metroid’s May 15 Virtual Console release fast approaching, Nintendo apparently felt that was unfair and decided to refund those who purchased it the 150 coins it cost, as stated in an e-mail that went out today:
Dear Club Nintendo Member,
Thank you for your recent order of Super Metroid from Club Nintendo. We’re sending this notification to let you know this title is going to be available from the Nintendo eShop for Wii U for 30 cents, as part of a special promotion starting on May 15.
Because you are a Wii U owner, we have refunded the 150 Coins you redeemed for Super Metroid. You may still use the code you received to download the game for free to play on Wii or Wii U. We hope you enjoy your game, and visit Club Nintendo again soon.
Certainly a classy move that you don’t often see from big corporations, even if for virtual currency.