News Future Publishing Retires Nintendo Gamer Magazine
posted on 2012-08-30 23:26 EDT
Future Publishing announced on Thursday that they will end their independent magazine, Nintendo Gamer. In a statement issued to ComputerandVideoGames.com (CVG), Nintendo Gamer publisher Lee Nutter said:
"After careful consideration we've taken the decision to close Nintendo Gamer magazine. However, with Future's ongoing strategy to drive digital growth across its international, digitally-focussed brand business, the website, Nintendo-Gamer.net will continue as excitement builds ahead of Nintendo's Wii U launch."
Print staff for the periodical were reassigned to other projects within the company.
Future Publishing first launched the magazine in 1992 under the title "Super-Play". The final issue includes a 22-page retrospective on the publication's covers and commentary from the staff. The final issue will be released September 6.
Both Nintendo Power and Nintendo Gamer are published by U.K.-based company Future, plc.