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Book Review – The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts

img_1196The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts, which is being released on February 21, contains over four-hundred pages of fully-realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda, including artwork from the upcoming Nintendo Switch and Wii U release, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This beautiful book includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art, interviews with the artists, and much more.

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Nintendo Minute: Zelda Art And Artifacts Book

This week’s Nintendo Minute video provides a preview of The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts book, which is being released February 21:

Nintendo Switch Launches March 3 at $299.99

nintendoswitch_hardware_box_01_finalYesterday, Nintendo issued the press release below following the January 12 press conference about its new console: Nintendo Switch. Also included below are videos about this exciting new system and the video games slated for release in the coming months.

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Nintendo Releases Super Mario Run For iOS

mobile_supermariorun_illustration_05Today, Nintendo celebrates a huge milestone. For the first time ever, its most iconic video game character, Mario, makes his debut on a device not produced by Nintendo. Super Mario Run, a fully-featured platformer starring everyone’s favorite plummer, is now available in Apple’s App Store for iPhone and iPad.

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Playing With Power: Nintendo NES Classics

playing-with-powerDK Publishing, the company that has created countless terrific pop culture books that I’ve reviewed, has just released Playing With Power: Nintendo NES Classics. This beautiful hardback book celebrates the history of the most iconic and influential video game system of all time, as well as the games that defined it. It’s a great companion piece to the newly released, yet hard-to-find, NES Classic Edition. Below is my full video review. Enjoy!

Nintendo Switches It Up With New Console

20-nintendo-switchLast week Nintendo announced its next console: Nintendo Switch. This device will serve as both a home console and a mobile device, so people can game on-the-go with ease. If you haven’t watched the video preview below, do so. This device, which is being released in March, looks amazing. In related news, Nintendo announced today that they will give a presentation on January 12 to provide more details about the new system, including pricing and the games available at launch.

Nintendo News: Yo-Kai Watch 2 Launches in the U.S. on Sept. 30

13244198_1083128281759162_8659345976694995830_oI recently got into the Nintendo franchise Yo-Kai Watch, which has a terrific free app in the iOS App Store called Yo-Kai Watch: Wibble Wobble, as well as great game for the Nintendo 3DS. Today, Nintendo announced that the sequel to the 3DS game is hitting the U.S. on September 30. Below is the full press release from Nintendo:

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Nintendo News: Updates on Mobile, NX and The Legend of Zelda

2000px-Nintendo_red_logoThis morning Nintendo released the following announcement:

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Nintendo eShop Super Spring Sale

Spring into savings on Nintendo eShop with the Super Spring Sale! Save up to 30 percent off select games in Nintendo eShop starting at 9 a.m. PT on April 7 until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 21. Remember: Purchasing items from Nintendo eShop is an easy way to earn points for the new My Nintendo rewards program. Just make sure your Nintendo Network ID and Nintendo Account are linked prior to making a purchase. Visit https://my.nintendo.com/ for more information.

Video Game Review – Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

81bX5RtQwSL._SL1500_In January I bought a ‘new’ Nintendo 3DS XL and have been playing it ever since. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon was one of the first games I picked up for the system. Is this video game worth buying? Check out my video review below to find out:

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