The publisher Héroes de Papel has made official one of its great premieres for this year: The Nintendo 64 Encyclopedia. Dedicated to the unforgettable domestic console of the Japanese firm, this book reviews the complete life of the machine with its most outstanding works. Salvador Fernàndez Ros, journalist and editorial coordinator of MeriStation, together with Francisco J. Brenlla, a collaborator of this same house, sign a manuscript product of an in-depth investigation where a video game library is held to remember.
The Nintendo 64 Encyclopedia, open reserves; on sale September 21
Defined as “an exhaustive review” of a fundamental period for the electronic leisure sector, such as the jump to three dimensions, The Nintendo 64 Encyclopedia addresses not only the creation of the machine, but the trajectory of the fourth console in the history of the Kyoto company, originally released on June 23, 1996.
What at one time we knew as Ultra 64 is translated in this essay with about 250 reviews of some of the most representative Nintendo 64 video games with publication in Spain; although a space is also dedicated to those works unpublished here that only saw the light in North America and the country of the rising sun. All included titles have been replayed by the authors and are accompanied by their original full-color covers.
The book exclusively includes aan interview with testimonies from Nintendo Ibérica from within, a meeting in which the most important moments of the console in Spain are narrated; from its release to the non-translation of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the competition with PlayStation, etc. “A journey through the market and press reception, the technical specifications, the revolutionary analog controller, the peripherals and also some of the promising canceled games that never came to be.”
Nintendo 64 Encyclopedia Opens Preorders Today, June 23, 2021, with the aim of reaching the shelves of bookstores and department stores this September 21 in two editions. One of them, standard, published in hardcover and in full color; the other, limited special edition, will be sold until June 30 only from the Heroes de Papel website for silver and gold members of your community. From that date, access will be given to all while stocks last. Said special edition will include the book; a box with exclusive design and luxury finish; a set of seven cards with the great milestones of this Nintendo console; a keychain of the iconic Nintendo 64 controller; a certificate; and a bookmark.
Inside of The Nintendo 64 Encyclopedia
Salvador Fernández, on the occasion of the announcement, maintains that it is “a book designed for those who want to know the entire history of the console and its games, from its conception to its decline. And naturally a trip to the past that those who had it will especially enjoy”.
The creative justification of both authors when undertaking this editorial project goes back to their experience, memories and affection for Nintendo 64. Its historical value in the industry is what ended up launching them to write and coincide with the year in which they were produced. twenty-five years since its arrival in the shops.
“Nintendo 64 was a revolutionary console, which marked the way forward in 3D games and established mechanics and ideas that today we take as common, ”argues Fernàndez.
Every book is aimed at one type of reader. In this case, the couple considers that “Any Nintendo 64 fan should fall in love with a book like this: full of details, both in content and design, and lots of data, secrets and anecdotes that will revive a very beautiful era of the video game. If they had N64, they will be represented in commercials, games and moments. Sure, ”he ends.
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