Playing With Power Trailer Takes An Honest Look At Nintendo’s Legacy

The trailer for Playing With Power, a new documentary series for Nintendo, examines the company’s turbulent history from the 1800s to the present day.

A new trailer for Playing with Power: Nintendo’s Story take an honest look at Nintendo’s heritage and history. Throughout its 132 year history, Nintendo has remained one of the most successful game companies of all time. Japanese power really caught on in 1985 with the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), the pioneering video game console that introduced millions of gamers to Mario, a character who continues to exert an influence on popular culture. Despite being a household name, Nintendo is notoriously secretive, and a new documentary series aims to peel back layers of the company’s long and turbulent history.

IGN released a new trailer for Crackle’s five-part series Playing with power, which spans Nintendo’s humble beginnings in the 19th century as a collectible card company to its current status as a video game titan. Narrated by Sean Astin and featuring interviews with famous fans and video game executives, the series won’t just dwell on personal nostalgia. Instead, he’ll take a close look at the company’s history of lawsuits, monopoly ambitions, and vicious competition with industry giants like Atari and Microsoft. Watch the Playing with power trailer below:

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The series seems like an essential viewing for die-hard video game connoisseurs and anyone dazzled by a Nintendo console as a young child. Writer-director Jeremy Snead has a solid resume of projects like Unlocked: The world of games, revealed, which investigate the game world so that fans can rest assured that Playing with power will not be a lark at surface level. Viewers will be able to see the series when it premieres March 1 on Crackle.

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Source: IGN / YouTube

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