Nintendo Power to cease production

Magazine to end after 24 years.

August 22, 2012 / 10:46 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Nintendo Power, Future Publishing’s Nintendo-focused monthly news and strategy magazine, will cease production after it releases its December 2012 issue, it has been announced.

Nintendo, which formerly published the magazine, but transferred those duties to Future, confirmed the magazine’s demise in a statement.

“Nintendo can confirm that Future US will end the production of Nintendo Power magazine with the last issue slated for December 2012.”

According to a CVG source, however, Future Publishing is looking at how it could take the magazine in a new digital direction.

Customers who’ve paid for a subscribtion that extends beyond December 2012 should visit the magazine’s customer service page.

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  • Finalshoryuken

    Is Wednesday the official day of bad news!? First Liverpool Studio is closing down, now this! I should have slept in today.

  • Rezar

    This sucks. Nintendo Power was the first magazine I had a subscription to way back in the day. Nintendo Power set the standard for gaming magazines way back in the day.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    This is crap. All hail the digital age.
    Thank you casuals and iDevice addicted numbskulls for ruining yet another form of physical media.
    Another piece of my childhood has died this day and yet more people even still will soon be out of a job.

    DD is the future!

    • rockman29

      Fucking digital.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        I dont mind digital as a supplement to physical.

        Digital only sux azz.

        The DD is the future supporters should all be dropped off in space without a helmet.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Man this sucks :( I HATE digital D,I like owning my crap.

      This blows

  • Keiichii

    Well….. This is horrible news……

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    I was reading about this yesterday… made me really sad. I find it disturbing to see how print media is just slowly dying. It won’t be much longer before comics go 100% digital, and that would be a very sad day.

    All of this always gets me thinking about a possible post apocalyptic future. All of the digital stuff would most likely be gone right from the start, the ones lucky enough to survive would treasure anything physical they still have. Things like comics, magazines, books, newspapers, all of that is something anyone can enjoy without electricity or some kinda of mobile device.

    I still have my Marvel Comic Book collection in the closet. All of them in protective slips and in fantastic condition. I have a stack of old gaming magazines next to my comic boxes. I know I have some old Nintendo Power in that stack. This is really starting to make me sad typing this =(. . .They probably should have tried to go the same route Game Informer did, the deal GI has with Gamestop has worked wonders for them over the years.

    I wish everyone involved the best of luck for the future.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    I had to make another post here. I just read this article on kotaku about Nintendo Power.

    “Cliff Bleszinski’s Perfect Eulogy for Nintendo Power.”

    http://kotaku.com/5936841/cliff-bleszinskis-perfect-eulogy-for-nintendo-power

    Well said, Cliff.

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    I hate you world,I hate you so much.