Crackle will release the five-part documentary series Playing with Power: The Nintendo Story in March.
The new series will tell the storied history of Nintendo, from its 19th-century origins to the present day.
Playing with Power: The Nintendo Story is written and directed by Jeremy Snead who was previously behind the camera for Video Games: The Movie and Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed. The series is narrated and produced by Sean Astin, star of The Lord of The Rings trilogy and The Goonies.
A host of famous names from the video game industry will contribute, including Nintendo of America co-founder Ron Judy, Reggie Fils-Aimé, Phil Spencer, and former Sega of America CEO Tom Kalinske. Oh, and Wil Wheaton.
Speaking to Deadline about the series, Snead says “Producing and directing Playing with Power has been a lifelong ambition of mine as an artist.”
Sean Astin adds “I think we’ve created a five-episode journey that will open up the world of video games and this legendary company in a way that most people have never seen.”
Nintendo is a notoriously secretive company, with relatively little known about how the company operates. David Sheff’s 1993 book Game Over remains the definitive text on the company’s history and it will be interesting to see if Playing with Power matches it for depth and insight.
All five episodes of Playing with Power will be available via Crackle on March 1, 2021.