Graphic novel and manga publisher Viz Media is set to reprint The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past comic later this year. Due for release on May 5, the episodic comic series was originally shown in a number of 1992 Nintendo Power issues, though will now be released as a full comic, complete with a beautiful cover as can be seen above. The adaptation will be based on the events seen in A Link to the Past and will feature illustrations from the late influential manga and anime artist Shotaro Ishinomori. Viz Media has published many comics in the Zelda series, most of which are illustrated by Akira Himekawa. For more information on the comic series, you can visit the publisher’s website, here.
In its very last issue, Nintendo Power has ranked its top 285 video games of all time. Of course, every single game on the list is on a Nintendo Platform, and ranked are numerous titles in the Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda franchises.
Below is a list of the publication’s 10 best video games of all time… To view the complete list, go here.
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
- Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
- Final Fantasy III (VI) (SNES)
- Super Mario World (SNES)
- Mega Man 2 (NES)
- Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
- Super Metroid (SNES)
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GameCube)
- Resident Evil 4 (GameCube)
The final issue of the long-running Nintendo Power magazine is now available for purchase. The magazine has ran for an impressive 24 years. One of its founders, Howard Philips, says Nintendo Power’s popularity arose due to the maps and gameplay tips it provided to gamers.
You can purchase the final issue of Nintendo Power for $5.99 here.
“I’m just gaga over it now. Thinking of how fun it was to pull out a map of Zelda and see the entire world, and be able to go through it with your fingertip and then say, ‘Okay, there’s where you can burn that tree,’ or push that rock, or whatever. It was so cool. Getting that in the hands of kids was – from my perspective – the real big win that we were after.”
Nintendo Power will be detailing Shantae’s next outing, which is called Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. In the upcoming game, Shantae starts off without her magical abilities, and she will be teaming up with her archnemesis, Risky Boots. Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will launch on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. To learn more information regarding the upcoming title, click on this link.
Rayman creator Michel Ancel has said in the latest edition of Nintendo Power that the team fully expected that Nintendo would release the Wii U much earlier. Ancel stated that Ubisoft originally planned to bring Rayman Origins to Wii U, but instead they opted to create Rayman Legends exclusively for the platform. It was announced earlier this week that Rayman Legends will miss out on the Wii U launch, and will instead launch early next year.
“To be honest, we were on Wii U very early – even for Origins.”
“We did not know exactly when Nintendo would release the system, but we started making Origins for Wii U. [At that point], we thought Wii U would come out a lot earlier. We worked very closely with Nintendo [on Wii U] early on, giving them feedback on the various prototypes.”
“When we finished Origins, it was time to start thinking about Wii U again, because [the hardware] was nearly complete,”
The latest edition of US gaming publication Nintendo Power has plenty of new and exciting information relating to Nintendo’s forthcoming 3DS title, Paper Mario: Sticker Star. There’s a lot of content covered, including story details, battle details and level structure. You can read the full summary here.
- World looks like it’s composed of paper and cardboard
- Arts-and-craft project feel is emphasized
- Bridge is folded up like an accordion and sealed with a sticker
- Peeling the sticker away causes the paper to realistically bounce upward before settling down
- Paper characters can be flown around, folded, and crumpled
- All of these can be used against you during battle
- Enemies may roll themselves up into a cone to prevent you from jumping over them
- Other enemies fold themselves like a card to double the enemies
- First world boss: Goomba that combines with a troupe of his minions to form a giant Goomba with Megasparkle strength
- Koopa Troopas fold up into their shells like origami
- Has humor like previous Paper Marios
- Paper nature of the characters/environments is used for gags
- Nintendo Power says the dialogue is consistently clever