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News: Resident Evil: Revelations Art Book and CD Soundtrack Announced

Resident Evil: Revelations Art Book and CD Soundtrack Announced

For Japan, so far

The hype is starting to build for Resident Evil: Revelations, not surprising as it's the first major release of the year on 3DS. With that in mind, it seems that Capcom is ready to go the extra mile to give fans of the series all of the content they need to get them excited. According to Andriasang, Capcom has announced a rather attractive 'Navigation and Art' book — or strategy..

Rumour: Official Legend of Zelda Series Timeline Revealed

Official Legend of Zelda Series Timeline Revealed

Hyrule history translated

The Legend of Zelda art book we told you about last week has now made it to Japan, and according to one fan translation it reveals the official series timeline for the first time. Previously Nintendo has kept the Zelda timeline secret so we're not sure if this is a definitive timeline or simply one interpretation of it, but...

News: Nintendo Japan to Release Stunning Zelda Art Book

Nintendo Japan to Release Stunning Zelda Art Book

Cover to covet

We might be two weeks from 2012 but the Legend of Zelda 25th anniversary festivities aren't over just yet. Nintendo Japan is to release a Legend of Zelda art book on 22nd December for ¥3255 (£27/$41/€32). At 274 pages long it's a seriously weighty tome, with character and location concept art taken from Zelda's quarter-century. According to Zelda Universe the book also deals..

News: The History of Nintendo Volume 2 Out on 15th December

The History of Nintendo Volume 2 Out on 15th December

Pre-orders open

The History of Nintendo: Volume 1 spanned the company's beginnings up until the creation of the Game & Watch, setting things up nicely for the second volume, which deals exclusively with Gunpei Yokoi's LCD wonder. The History of Nintendo: Volume 2 — 1980-1991: The Game & Watch games, an amazing invention to give its rather lengthy title, has just been given a 15th December..

News: Pix'n Love Updates Site, Puts New Books Up for Pre-Order

Pix'n Love Updates Site, Puts New Books Up for Pre-Order

Turning over a new leaf

Pix'n Love Publishing, the company behind the rather good History of Nintendo: Volume 1, has just overhauled its website and put up a stack of new books to pre-order. Top of the list is the next issue in the series, titled The History of Nintendo: Volume 2 — Game & Watch, which goes through the development of Nintendo's classic LCD gaming devices. If it's half as good..

Feature: The History of Nintendo Volume 1 Book Review

The History of Nintendo Volume 1 Book Review

Let's-a go

You might consider yourself a Nintendo expert, with innumerable facts and figures at your disposal, but even the most knowledgeable follower of the Kyoto company will find hitherto unknown realms of information in The History of Nintendo: Volume 1 — 1889 - 1980: From playing-cards to Game & Watch. The book made waves last year in...

News: The History of Nintendo Book Gets English Release

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...

News: Flick Through The History of Nintendo

Flick Through The History of Nintendo

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..

News: Brush Up On Your Street Fighter History With New Book

Brush Up On Your Street Fighter History With New Book

Capcom teams up with Chronicle Books to tell the history behind the popular beat 'em up series

We're sure many of you can remember where you played your first game of Street Fighter. For me, it was the house of a distant relative that shared a similar enthusiasm for gaming as myself in my childhood. It's a series that stretches back to the mid '80s and continues to produce games even 'til this day..

News: Children's Book Was Inspiration for Spirit Tracks

Children's Book Was Inspiration for Spirit Tracks

Secret influence revealed!

It's practically raining Spirit Tracks stories today, but this story actually pre-dates Link's latest - it's the children's book that inspired Nintendo to create Spirit Tracks. Called "The Tracks Go On", it's a story where cute kids build the tracks for a train as it explores the land, with cutesy animals and all sorts of steam-based shenanigans along the way..

News: The Haynes Video Gaming Manual

The Haynes Video Gaming Manual

A coffee table classic that every dedicated gamer should own

Following on from our review of the superb Game Over, we've got another literary classic to bring to your attention. The Video Game Manual is published by UK firm Haynes (famed for its automotive help guides) and is penned by João Diniz Sanches, former editor of Future's Edge magazine. The hardback book contains over 175 pages of vital..

Feature: Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry

Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry

We take a look at one of the best books ever written about our beloved hobby

You won’t find an abundance of book reviews here on Nintendo Life – we’re aimed squarely at providing you the best content from the world of interactive entertainment, after all – but anyone who considers themselves to be a fan of The Big N (or video gaming in general) should read David’s Sheff’s Game Over (or..

News: Fan-made Mother 3 Handbook Freely Available To Read

Fan-made Mother 3 Handbook Freely Available To Read

It's all online, and it's all free.

Remember that fantastic fan-made Mother 3 guide a while back? Those of you with a marshmallow-soft spot for the series and $20 American to spare probably already have your copy sitting snugly on your shelf. The rest of us? Well, we can now read and download it (legally!) for free. Score one for the cheap-o's! It's a low-res version, but the entirety of the book..

News: Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition OUT NOW!

Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition OUT NOW!

The genius' behind the Guinness Book Of Records have compiled a gamer's edition containing a host of facts, figures and information about all your favourite games.

Written in the same style as the Guinness Book Of Records this volume contains hundreds upon thousands of facts and trivia related to the game industry. Did you know that Lego Star Wars 2: The Original Trilogy holds the record for..

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