Great stocking stuffers...for people with large, book-shaped stockings.
Looking for something to do when you don’t feel like playing games? Reading about games is a good idea, and Limited Run Games has announced a new book publishing imprint for that very purpose: Press Run.
Let by Led by former games journalists Jeremy Parish (1Up Network, USgamer, IGN, Retronauts) and Jared Petty (IGN, Kinda Funny, Electronic Arts), Press Run will publish books on video games and game-adjacent topics on a monthly basis, starting today. And as you’d expect, the majority of the books currently announced will be of interest to Nintendo gamers.
NES Works 1987
Collector’s Edition, Paperback ($34.99), Hardcover ($39.99) – Available Nov. 2022
A massive look at every game that shipped for Nintendo’s 8-bit console in its breakout year, 1987. Everything you could ever want to know about timeless masterpieces like The Legend of Zelda, Punch-Out!!, and Castlevania, as well as more esoteric titles like Arkanoid and Sqoon. The definitive book on this essential slice of video game history!
Virtual Boy Works
Paperback ($29.99) and Hardcover ($34.99) – Available Now
A revised second edition of our comprehensive Virtual Boy retrospective. Contains in-depth timelines, retrospectives, and photography of every game published in the U.S. and Japan for Nintendo’s least popular (but arguably most fascinating!) system.
The History of Sunsoft Vol. I by Stefan Gancer
Paperback ($19.99) and Hardcover ($34.99) – Available Now
An exhaustively researched exploration of the history of one of gaming’s true creative powerhouses, Japanese publisher Sunsoft. From its origins as a textile company to its breakout titles for arcades and NES, The History of Sunsoft is supported by extensive interviews and first-hand accounts by the people behind the company!
These books will be joined each month by a variety of new books, including works by authors Kurt Kalata, Chris Kohler, and more.
Looking ahead, some books will be available as limited collector’s editions, while the basic editions of every published book will circulate for as long as they’re in demand.
In the meantime, if you happen to be near the Portland Retro Expo the weekend of October 14-16, you can meet Jeremy Parish for a meet and greet at booth #267. A signing event at the Limited Run Retail store in Apex, North Carolina on November 5th.
For more information on Press Run books (including sample chapters) and to place your orders, visit limitedrungames.com/collections/books.