At its E3 2011 news conference, Nintendo announced that The Legend of Zelda: The Four Swords will be available as a free DSiWare download in September. The re-release is part of the company's plans to release Zelda content on all of its platforms in the series' 25th anniversary year.

Also, concurrent with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword a gold Wii remote will be made available for purchase.