The History of Nintendo Book Gets English Release

Know your roots

Pix'n Love Publishing's book The History of Nintendo was until now only available in French, but after a pre-order run last year it's now available to buy.

The 240-page book spans Nintendo's humble beginnings in 1889 until the early 1980s, with more than 2,000 exclusive pictures illustrating the story along the way.

The book costs £24.99 with free worldwide shipping direct from Pix 'n Love Publishing, or alternatively can soon be found on the shelves of Travelling Man, HMV, Foyles and Forbidden Planet stores across the UK.

Here's the official blurb.

Presenting the Ultimate guide to the fascinating historical origins of Nintendo. This highly detailed deluxe publication delves into the rich and varied (and often forgotten) 120 year history of the world's leading video game company.

For the very first time ever Nintendo's historical product portfolio is catalogued in painstaking and loving detail, with over 500 card games, tabletop games, toys, electronic and arcade games all compiled into one superbly crafted book.

This deluxe collectors book details Nintendo's humble beginnings as a playing card manufacturer, charting progress through the entire range of toys and games, including such legendary products as Love Tester, Ten Billion, Ultra Hand, Custom Gunman and hundreds more, progressing up to the first video arcade games, home consoles and game & watch series. Every card game, every toy, every product, meticulously catalogued and pictured, and compiled into a rich myraid of content that will literally draw you right into the pages in awe.

The book is a high quality collectible item, with 240 full colour glossy pages featuring over 2,000 exclusive pictures, and a plethora of engaging and unbelievably detailed documents, write ups and humerous anecdotes.

This is a world's first — and the only book of it's kind. No Nintendo fan should be without this book.

[via pixnlovepublishing.com]