Nintendo Power Returns As A Podcast
Nintendo announced yesterday that they are reviving Nintendo Power in the form of a podcast hosted by Nintendo of America employees.
The new podcast is hosted by Chris Slate, former editor-in-chief of Nintendo Power, Damon Baker, publisher and developer relations, and Kit Ellis, from the Nintendo Minute. The debut episode sits down with Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma and Breath of the Wild director Hidemaro Fujibayashi. Aonuma does confirm in that episode that there will be no further DLC for Breath of the Wild.
Nintendo Power first started in July of 1988 with news of Super Mario Bros. 2. Nintendo owned the magazine, and exerted editorial control, until 2007 when Future publishing took the magazine over. The final issue published in December 2012, after Nintendo declined to renew their deal with Future. The final issue covered New Super Mario Bros. U.
I grew up reading Nintendo Power and explicitly remember poring over the first issue my parents bought me. The magazine inspired me to get into games writing in the first place. Hopefully the podcast picks up where Iwata Asks left off and goes into deep dives of Nintendo developer insights.