It seems we may have been a little premature in declaring the death of the printed manual, with one of the world’s biggest publishers going on record saying that there’s life left in the printed word yet.
Nintendo has told Eurogamer that it has “no plans to move away from including [paper]instruction manuals with our packaged software”, a timely statement considering consumers in Japan and Europe are about to get a DVD manual with Super Mario Galaxy 2.
The statement is part of a larger feature on sustainability and environmentally-friendly practises from video game publishers, which is great reading for fans of soy-based inks, bioboxes and “recyclability”.
How green is the games industry? [Eurogamer]