Back in 2012, Nintendo’s official magazine, Nintendo Power, released its final issue, after more than 24 years of providing news and strategies for fans across North America. The magazine’s discontinuation was a somber moment for many who grew up with it, and in the five years since, some have tried to revive the spirit of the magazine with new publications, including Nintendo Force. However, a few days ago, Nintendo announced that Nintendo Power is finally coming back—only this time, as an official Nintendo podcast.
Nintendo Power is hosted by Chris Slate, the former editor-in-chief of Nintendo Power, along with Kit Ellis from Nintendo Minute and Damon Baker from Nintendo of America. Its first episode, “Nintendo Switch Year in Review,” has already been released; you can listen to it right here. The episode’s main focus is a nice long interview with Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma and director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, who discuss the performance of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Although some fans may still miss the original magazine, the podcast sounds great so far.
What do you guys think of the first episode? Are you glad to see Nintendo Power making a return, even if not as a magazine? Let us know in the comments below!