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Nintendo Power Podcast Ep. 36: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Blowout

This episode, Chris gets his paws on a purr-fect pair of platformers with the Super Mario™ 3D World + Bowser’s Fury game! Together with Owen from Nintendo Treehouse and Camille from the Strategic Communications team at Nintendo of America, Chris covers all the cool new additions to Super Mario 3D World and examines the brand-new Bowser’s Fury mode. The panel also pounces on the recent retro-inspired ninja-platformer Cyber Shadow in Nintendo Power Game Club, takes the Warp Zone Quiz, reveals the results of Mario fan polls, picks their most anticipated upcoming Nintendo Switch™ games and more!

Nintendo Power Podcast Ep. 35: Monster Hunter Rise + Ghosts ’n Goblins (Feat. Team Capcom)

Street Fighter. Mega Man. Resident Evil. For decades, Capcom has developed iconic series and classic games, and in this episode, Chris covers some of his favorites with Capcom’s own Mike and Yuri. Stephanie from Nintendo of America joins too, and the group starts by sharing stories of their recent hunt together in the upcoming Monster Hunter Rise game for the Nintendo Switch™ system. They also reveal the results of Capcom fan polls, take an all-Capcom Warp Zone Quiz, revisit the Capcom NES™ and Super NES™ classics Ghosts ’n Goblins and Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts, and pick their most anticipated upcoming Nintendo Switch games (including a couple Capcom contenders)! So, power up your Mega Buster, charge up your Flash Kick, buff up with your Hunting Horn and join in!

Nintendo Power Podcast Ep. 33: The Legend of Zelda Series Special Feat. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity!

It’s a special episode for fans of the Legend of Zelda™ series! Starting today, fans of the Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild game can go back 100 years to experience the events of the new Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game! To help Chris geek out over the prequel’s many guest appearances and other cool connections, he’s joined by Chiko from Nintendo Treehouse and Joe from the Nintendo of America social team. Both share their impressions of the game after beating it, without revealing any big spoilers. The group also revisits The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the Nintendo Power Game Club segment and shares the results of Legend of Zelda series fan polls. Plus, they take part in the Warp Zone game quiz and pick their most anticipated upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch™ system.

Nintendo Power Podcast Ep. 31: Super Mario 35th Anniversary Special, Featuring Super Mario 3D All-Stars!

This month marks 35 years of Super Mario™ games, so to babble about his favorite bros., host Chris Slate called up three Mario maniacs from Nintendo Treehouse: Nate Bihldorff, Reiko Ninomiya and Tim O’Leary! The group talks about the new Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection, their first experiences with the original Super Mario Bros.™ game and many Mario milestones in between! The guests also challenge a special Super Mario quiz, reveal the winning responses in a series of Super Mario fan polls and pick their most anticipated upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch™ system.

Nintendo Power Podcast Ep. 28: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Deep Dive!

One of our favorite RPGs just made the jump to the Nintendo Switch™ system with epic upgrades, and we’re really feeling it! Host Chris Slate is joined by Rob Watters from Nintendo Treehouse and Joe Bustos from the social media team at Nintendo of America to share their experiences with the Xenoblade Chronicles™: Definitive Edition game, plus their favorite new features and gameplay tips. The group also holds the first-ever installment of Nintendo Power Game Club, featuring the classic NES™ StarTropics™ game, takes the Warp Zone Quiz, picks their top new titles for Nintendo Switch and more!

00:44 - Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
30:45 - Player’s Pulse
34:41 - Nintendo Power Game Club: StarTropics
50:35 - Warp Zone Quiz
53:55 - Game Forecast

GameXplain feature - Five Gaming Regrets


GameXplain's Derrick Bitner talks about his biggest regrets in gaming. How does this relate to the image above? Go read the article, and you will quickly learn the why!

The making of Nintendo Power's final cover

"They basically just told me that they wanted to reference that (first issue) cover, but do it in a more modern way. It was also a little terrifying because of how significant that original cover is. I didn't want to be the person who screwed that up. Everyone knows how he's supposed to look. It has to be exactly right or it's not Mario! If his nose isn't the right size, or his cap is weird, everyone on the planet will be able to look at him and know it's wrong instantly. I was worried about that, and I definitely redid some parts several times before they felt okay." - artist Leslie Levings
Full interview here (thanks Jet Pilot!)

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