Nintendo Power Podcast: Nintendo Power revived as an official Nintendo podcast [Episode 5]

Back in August 2012, Nintendo made an announcement that made quite the impact on long-time fans of the company: its licencing agreement with Future Publishing, and the famous Nintendo Power magazine was to end in December of that year. This brought an end to the publication of one of the longest-running video game magazines in the US: 24 years, and 285 issues. But Nintendo Power is back, as the Nintendo Power Podcast!

Despite discontinuing the magazine, Nintendo never really let go of the Nintendo Power brand, and used it for posters and other promotional material on social networks. And last month, Nintendo finally used for something more substantial… an official Nintendo podcast!

The host is none other than Chris Slate, who used to be Chief Editor of the magazine, with Kit Ellis (from Nintendo Minute) and Damon Baker (Head of Publisher and Developer Relations at Nintendo of America).

Nintendo Power Podcast – Latest Episode

Nintendo Power Podcast – Episode 5

Host Chris Slate is joined by Samantha Robertson and Todd Buechele from Nintendo Treehouse to discuss all the big and little enhancements made to the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game for the Nintendo Switch system. And to celebrate Donkey Kong’s debut on Nintendo Switch, all the usual episode segments – Pro’s Picks, the Warp Zone game quiz and Player’s Pulse listener questions – are devoted to Nintendo’s number-one ape.

00:00 – Introduction
01:05 – Pro’s Picks
– Warp Zone
09:49 – Player’s Pulse
22:35 – Game Forecast
24:21 – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Discussion
38:00 – Signoff

Nintendo Power Podcast – Previous Episodes

Nintendo Power Podcast – Episode 1

00:00 – Introduction
02:52 – Nintendo Switch in 2017: E3
08:55 – Nintendo Switch in 2017: Third-party and indie games
16:46 – Nintendo Switch in 2017: Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
24:05 – Warp Zone quiz
26:30 – Developer interview: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
01:07:59 – Signoff

Nintendo Power Podcast – Episode 2

Following the announcement of Nintendo Labo, host Chris Slate discusses what it’s like to build Toy-Con with guests Krysta Yang, co-host of Nintendo Minute, and Nate Bihldorff, Senior Director of Localization at Nintendo of America. The group also recommends games they’ve been enjoying, answers listener questions, and takes this month’s Warp Zone game quiz.

00:00 – Introduction
01:12 – Pros’ Picks (game recommendations)
17:41 – Warp Zone (quiz)
20:15 – Player’s Pulse (listener questions)
46:32 – Nintendo Labo discussion
55:49 – Signoff

Nintendo Power Podcast – Episode 3

Host Chris Slate discusses the hit new Nintendo Switch platforming game Celeste with its creators, Matt Thorson and Noel Berry. Chris also talks with Reiko Ninomiya and Tim O’Leary from Nintendo Treehouse about the games that defined the first year of the Nintendo Switch system. The group also answers listener questions, takes the Warp Zone game quiz, and more!

00:00 – Introduction
01:15 – Pros’ Picks (game recommendations)
09:09 – Warp Zone (quiz)
12:43 – Player’s Pulse (listener questions)
28:51 – Game Forecast
32:26 – Celeste Developer Interview
53:11 – Signoff

Nintendo Power Podcast – Episode 4

This special all-interviews episode digs deep into two killer games coming to the Nintendo Switch system. First, Bill Trinen from Nintendo Treehouse stops by to chat about two tournaments happening during the same time as E3 2018: Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 and Splatoon 2 World Championships. Host Chris Slate talks to Suda51 from Grasshopper Manufacture about Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, then Chris is joined by Corey Rollins from Klei Entertainment to discuss Mark of the Ninja Remastered.

00:00 – Introduction
01:05 – Nintendo E3 2018 tournaments with Bill Trinen
04:32 – Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes with Suda51
21:52 – Mark of the Ninja Remastered with Corey Rollins
47:13 – Signoff



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