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Nintendo Power Issue 276

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Cover Story:

  • What Dreams Are Made Of
    Square Enix and Disney explode onto N3DS with the all-new Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. We've got loads of details, plus an interview with creator Tetsuya Nomura.


  • Larger Than Life
    Grab your Portal of Power and get ready for a gargantuan sequel. Skylanders: Giants is coming to Wii.
  • Future Sight
    The hotly-anticipated Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii changes everything you thought you knew about RPGs.
  • Spiritual Awakening
    Use your Nintendo 3DS system to peer into the world of the dead with Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir.


  • Pulse
    The letters section.
  • Power Up
    The news section.
  • Download
    The downloadable games section.
  • Previews
    The previews section.
  • Power Profiles
    The interview section.
  • Playback
    The retrogaming section.
  • Reviews
    The reviews section.
  • Community
    The fan section.
  • Next Month
    The next issue preview section.


  • Darksiders II
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure
  • Shifting World


  • Funky Barn 3D
  • Mario Party 9
  • Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
  • PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond
  • Rhythm Heaven Fever
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2
  • Tekken 3D Prime Edition

The 2011 Nintendo Power Awards:

  • Wii Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • 3DS Game of the Year: Super Mario 3D Land
  • DS Game of the Year: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
  • Downloadable Game of the Year: VVVVVV
  • Best Wii Graphics: Rayman Origins
  • Best 3DS Graphics: Star Fox 64 3D
  • Best DS Graphics: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
  • Best Original Soundtrack: Rayman Origins (Wii)
  • Best Role-Playing/Strategy Game: Radiant Historia (DS)
  • Best Adventure Game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
  • Best Racing Game: Mario Kart 7 (N3DS)
  • Best Sports Game: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters (Wii)
  • Best Shooter/Action Game: Star Fox 64 3D (N3DS)
  • Best Fighting Game: Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (N3DS)
  • Best Multiplayer: Mario Kart 7 (N3DS)
  • Best Platformer: Super Mario 3D Land (N3DS)
  • Best New Character: Dr. Lautrec -- Dr. Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights (N3DS)
  • Best Story/Writing: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (DS)
  • Best New Idea: StreetPass Mii Plaza (N3DS)
  • Best Retro Revival: Sonic Generations (N3DS)
  • Best Stereoscopic 3D: Super Mario 3D Land
  • Finish-Strong Award: Super Mario 3D Land (N3DS)
  • Biggest What-The-Heck Moment: Space Lincoln and Cadet Washington -- Conduit 2 (Wii)
  • Most Infuriating: Fun Fun Island -- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
  • Creep of the Year: The Trainer -- Star Fox 64 3D (N3DS)
  • Best Hat (StreetPass Mii Plaza): Cheeseburger Hat
  • Overall Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)

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    Title: Nintendo Power Issue 276
    Month: March
    Year: 2012
    Publisher: Future US
    Editor: Chris Slate
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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