We were delighted to hear that Nintendo and Bitmap Books settled their dispute with the upcoming NES Visual Compendium book, which has been a rip-roaring success on Kickstarter. Now we might have a clue why Nintendo was being so precious about use of its IP in such a book.
Billed as a veritable love letter to Nintendo fans, an official hardback book from Nintendo (published by Prima Games) entitled Playing With Power: Nintendo NES Classics will be the perfect accompaniment to go with your NES Mini Classic Edition console.
Here are some of the details about the book:
- Exclusive embossed slipcase holds this hardcover tome in a clever package that resembles a classic NES Game Pak!
- A fascinating retrospective on 17 NES classics—including Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda!
- Interviews and commentary from Nintendo visionaries who pioneered this era of gaming.
- A showcase of vintage advertising and priceless excerpts from Nintendo Power magazine back issues!
- Plus hand-drawn maps, character and game environment art, and much more!
- Hardcover, 320 pages, author: Garitt Rocha
We have to say it sounds positively tantalising. What are you waiting for? You can preorder today via one of these handy links; it's due out on 18th November:
Let us know what you think of the description of this upcoming book with a comment below. Are you excited?