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Friday 27th May 2011

Retro Gamer partners with Nintendo for legendary issue

Imagine Publishing and Nintendo partner to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Legend Of Zelda franchise.

Issue 90 of Retro Gamer magazine is on sale now, featuring a truly stunning and extremely collectable golden cover that recreates the original The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time N64 box art.

In yet another creative masterstroke, Retro Gamer has joined forces with Nintendo to create a special process cover that features triple-level embossed foil, and which replicates the legendary box art that millions of gamers will be familiar with. The issue itself, meanwhile, not only contains huge features on Ocarina Of Time, Four Swords Adventures and the original NES classic, but also includes esteemed developers such as John Romero, Julian Gollop, Peter Molyneux and David Braben commenting on the hit N64 game.

First released on Nintendo’s N64 in 1998, The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time has gone on to become one of the most highly regarded videogames of all time and has resonated strongly with any gamer who has played it. With the imminent arrival of Ocarina Of Time 3D for the 3DS, and the fact that the franchise itself is now a venerable 25 years old, there has never been a better time to celebrate Nintendo’s most legendary hero.

“Retro Gamer was the natural and obvious place to celebrate the history, story and passion behind one of the world’s best-loved gaming series,” said Nintendo’s PR Manager, Lewis Digby. “The team at Retro Gamer have created a fantastic cover that really captures the character and theme of the games in a creative and original way.”

“It was a lot of hard work, but I’m delighted with the delivery of this fantastic new cover,” commented Editor Darran Jones. “Our strong relationship with Nintendo has enabled us to create a truly iconic cover that perfectly captures the spirit of the original game.”

Imagine Publishing is one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer specialist publishers. Formed in May 2005, Imagine now publishes 20 regular print magazines, 30 digital apps on the iPad/iPhone, and 28 websites in the videogames, computing, entertainment, motoring and photography markets. An Imagine magazine is purchased every ten seconds.

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