The Spanish publisher Héroes de Papel has announced the launch of a new book on videogames. This is The Nintendo 64 Encyclopedia, a volume prepared by our colleagues Salva Fernández and Fran J. Brenlla (Franchuzas). Taking advantage of the 25th anniversary of the machine, the tome unfolds a comprehensive review of this important stage of videogames, when the definitive leap from 2D to 3D took place.
Their objective, they explain in a press release, “is not only delve into the creation and journey of the console“, But” treat in detail the almost 250 games that were published for her in Spain “, without forgetting those North American and Japanese productions that were not published in Europe. To develop the book, the authors have replayed all these video games.
Beyond games, what topics are covered in the book?
The Nintendo 64 Encyclopedia recounts the reception of the system in the market in the market and the press, the technical characteristics, the different peripherals and the productions that ended up canceled and in a drawer. As if that were not enough, the book outlines the internal vision of Nintendo Iberica, since it presents an exclusive interview on “how the key moments of the console were lived in Spain”, the competition that Sony and its PlayStation for Nintendo represented or the decision not to translate The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time into Spanish. Instead, this classic came with a little book of translations.
The normal edition (24.95 euros), published in color and in hardcover, can be purchased in stores, department stores and through the Paper Heroes website. Those who opt for this last option will receive an exclusive bookmark and a set of cards with illustrations of the great Nintendo 64 games throughout their history. The special edition (29,95 euros), limited and numbered includes all of this:
- Box with exclusive design and luxury finish
- Set of seven cards with the great milestones of this Nintendo console
- A keychain of the iconic Nintendo 64 controller
Source | Paper Heroes (press release)