News Future Publishing Retires Nintendo Gamer Magazine
posted on 2012-08-30 23:26 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
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.
Nintendo of America confirmed on August 22 that the Nintendo Power magazine will cease publication with the upcoming December issue, ending its 24-year run as Nintendo's official periodical.
Both Nintendo Power and Nintendo Gamer are published by U.K.-based company Future, plc.