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Flick Through The History of Nintendo

Posted by Trevor Chan

The first volume is available for pre-order

Even if you've never had an interest in history, this upcoming book will surely find its way onto your to-buy list. Penned by Florent Gorges in collaboration with Isao Yamazaki, a prolific voice-actor over in Japan with many roles in video games, The History of Nintendo: Volume 1 has been translated into English so you'd better pre-order yours now because it's a limited edition.

From Pix'n Love Publishing, Volume 1 covers the history of the company between 1889 and 1980, which gives readers insight into the roots of Nintendo and where it all began. From playing cards to the Game & Watch series, and everything in between, this 240-paged book can be yours for under $30 USD when it launches on 28th August.

Limited edition! Pre-order Now!
For the first time ever, over 500 card games, tabletop games, toys, electronic and arcade games are presented in detail in a single book!

Six years in the making, this first volume of a long series invites you to discover the forgotten past of Nintendo, from its origins in 1889 until the early 1980's. 240 pages of exclusive content, illustrated with over 2,000 exclusive pictures, and a plethora of unbelievable documents and funny anecdotes await you.

Volume 2 will cover Nintendo's accomplishments between 1980 and 1991 and will be published this winter. More information can be found on the product page, and when it's available to pre-order, you'll find out about it here.


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User Comments (28)



JohnWalrus said:

Sounds awesome. While I will use it for bragging fodder if I get it, it also sounds like a fantastic read.



Junkface said:

What a great idea and way past due really. A definate buy for any nintendo fan. Kudos gents.



BlindWolf8 said:

I also wonder about Amazon availability but I preordered it anyway. The site uses PayPal which is good enough for me. (I know not everyone likes PayPal, but I wanted to throw it out there for people who may be wary of ordering from random websites)



Deviant_Mugen said:

"From Pix'n Love Publishing, Volume 1 covers the history of the company between 1889 and 1990"

"Volume 2 will cover Nintendo's accomplishments between 1980 and 1991"

@Trevor: I think you meant to say 1980 in the first part I quoted...

Man, it's too bad I'm broke again, or I'd definitely pre-order this. Sucks that it'll be limited edition...



Crystalking18 said:

I already got my video game history from Steve Kent's "The Ultimate History of VIdeo Games". It's a good book that anyone should pick up. I think it's like $15 on amazon



KaiserGX said:

I normally don't buy books but this is an exception, being a huge Nintendo fan I've always loved their history including the toys and cards they created.



Punny said:

Sounds interesting. I might check it out, even though I probably already know the finer points of Volume 2 by heart.



ToastyYogurt said:

Sounds great. I am very tempted to buy it. It would be awesome to see pictures of Nintendo Brand Instant Rice*.

*If pictures of Nintendo Brand Instant Rice exist...

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