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 release date by Pix 'n Love Publishing.

At 200 pages and over 1,500 pictures it should be an extremely in-depth account of one of the most important pieces of Nintendo hardware, and a snip at £24.99 with free worldwide shipping.

You can preview and pre-order the book right now.