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NINTENDO POWER Returns as an Official Nintendo Podcast

NINTENDO POWER Returns as an Official Nintendo Podcast

Five years ago, Nintendo’s official magazine, Nintendo Power, closed up shop after almost a quarter century in print. From 1988 to 2012, Nintendo Power offered gamers an unparalleled resource for games across the NES, SNES, GameBoy, Wii, and other Nintendo systems. Now, Nintendo Power is returning as a podcast, courtesy of Chris Slate, the former editor-in-chief of the magazine.

Via Polygon, the first episode of the Nintendo Power podcast was released this week, with Slate as the host. Slate currently works for Nintendo as the manager of corporate communications, but as he explains in the podcast, bringing back Nintendo Power in this form is his passion project. For the first episode, Slate was joined by the producer and director of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Eiji Aonuma and Hidemaro Fujibayashi.

Before speaking with Aonuma and Fujibayashi, Slate took a look back at Nintendo Switch’s first year alongside Nintendo Minute co-host Kit Ellis and Nintendo executive Damon Baker. Collectively, they shared their interesting perspective about Super Mario Odyssey as both lifelong gamers and Nintendo employees. They also spoke about Nintendo’s exhibition at this year’s E3 Expo.

On the podcast, Slate indicated that final format of the new Nintendo Power is still a work in progress, and it’s not clear how frequently the episodes will be released. While we miss the game guides and the printed magazine, it’s still gratifying to see Nintendo Power return in this new form.

Are you excited to see Nintendo Power make a comeback as a podcast? Now you’re playing with power in the comment section below!

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