Sorry for the cheesy headline. I couldn’t resist. After 24 years, Nintendo Power magazine is ending. Joystiq reports:
Nintendo has chosen not to renew its licensing agreement with Future Publishing (the company that currently produces Nintendo Power) and has no intentions to take over the publication itself, according to insider sources speaking to Ars Technica. This information is corroborated by Nintendo Power senior editor Chris Hoffman, who tweeted that he and his staff will “try to make the last issues memorable.”
Reportedly “difficult to work with,” Nintendo is said to have taken no interest in working with Future on expanded online initiatives to strengthen the Nintendo Power brand. Editors and staff members were told that the magazine would be shut down sometime last week and have since begun transitioning to other Future publications.
[via Joystiq ]
For gamers, it’s truly the end of an era. The magazine has been a source of news, reviews, previews, tips and strategy for all things Nintendo since 1988. I haven’t actively maintained a subscription since the early 90s, but I’m still sad to see it go.
Just for old time’s sake, here are my favorite TMNT-themed issues of Nintendo Power through the years: