Playing With Power: Nintendo NES Classics

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?

[via primagames.com]