So it comes to this: After a 24 year run, Nintendo has decided to pull the plug on one of it’s most beloved publications. After handing off publishing duties to British publisher Future US in 2007, Nintendo today has decided not to renew the licensing agreement, thus stopping the power. In a deleted twitter post, Senior Editor Chris Hoffman dropped that his staff will “try to make the last issues memorable.”
There’s no word on when the final issue will be published, but if Hoffman’s twit post is any indication, you’ll know it when you see it.
And now history time:
This was my first issue of Nintendo Power I received in 1990. Like many others, I got a free copy of Dragon Warrior when I subscribed. I was an avid reader of the magazine up until around somewhere past volume 70. By that time I had latched full on to GamePro (Which Nintendo Power has now outlived publication wise). Before the internet Nintendo Power was an indispensable source of information on everything Nintendo related.
Using technology considered quaint by today’s standards to map out each level with meticulous detail and in full color blew every kids mind in the early 90s. I was there for the introduction of the Super NES. I was there for the Mega Man Robot Master design contest (My design was essentially the same idea as Knight Man). And yes, I was there for the reveal of the Virtual Boy.
I think James “The Angry Video Game Nerd” Rolfe summed it up best:
Goodnight Sweet Prince.
Source: Arts Technica