Our theme this time is “When Worlds Collide” as we shine the spotlight on video game crossovers, starting with our cover game, Hyrule Warriors. (It’s a crossover between the Legend of Zelda series and Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors franchise, if you didn’t know.) We’ve got a timeline of important crossover games inside, a Top Ten for crossover cameo moments (when Nintendo characters pop up in games where they normally wouldn’t belong), and a new in-depth Download section article from Emily Rogers called “The Fellowship of the eShop” that delves into why indie developers making games for Nintendo platforms are crossing over their characters with each other so frequently.
Beyond that, you’ll find a massive Preview section covering all of the biggest upcoming Nintendo titles that were showcased at 2014’s E3 Expo, a crossover character guide to 1001 Spikes and a special five-part crossover collaboration between all five of our regular comic artists, who came together to tell one continuous story throughout this edition. (Old-school Captain N fans are sure to appreciate it!)