In the US, Nintendo Power magazine had a monthly comic called Howard & Nester. It was, with one exception, totally kid-friendly. Cotton candy and rainbows.
Nintendo Power magazine may have released its final issue late last year, but the spirit of the publication lives on with Nintendo Force, a very shiny, very new magazine that's hoping to take its place.
Old-school fans know that Howard Phillips used to be Nintendo's Games Master, immortalized in the back-page "Howard & Nester" comic strip of the recently cancelled Nintendo Power magazine. Phillips is a guy who helped the company on its rise to power in the United States. He probably has all kinds of cool stuff…
On the left, the cover of the final issue of Nintendo Power magazine, a publication that's been running since the 80s. It's great on its own, but when you remember what the first issue of Nintendo Power looked like, on the right, it's enough to bring a tear to the eye.
Howard & Nester was a comic staple of Nintendo Power for much of the magazine's run, but there'd always been one storyline kept out of the public eye. Until today.
Yesterday, news broke suddenly that Nintendo Power—one of the oldest game magazines around—would be shutting down. Today, Nintendo confirms that the Future-published magazine is ending this year. Here's their official statement:
After news broke yesterday that Nintendo Power seems all but doomed as a print publication and may be finished outright, I reached out to the biggest fan of Nintendo Power that I know of: Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski.
Today came the sad news that Nintendo Power, the magazine that guided many of us through our early video games days, has reportedly been shuttered.
Ars Technica has an article up saying that the long-running Nintendo Power magazine is ceasing publication.
One of those things was to become a Tetris champion.
After I posted those amazing old Zelda images from Nintendo Power the other day, I got an email from reader Yannick, who just so happens to run a blog that collects all kinds of awesome old Nintendo Power artwork by Katsuya Terada.
It would appear that the Sonic game with double the Sonic is, in fact, coming to Nintendo 3DS, as already semi-announced by, well, Sega itself. But Shinobi? Well, that's good news too. Thanks, Nintendo Power magazine!
Ready the hype engines. Set your expectations to their loftiest, for Nintendo Power is tormenting early subscribers of the mag with a forthcoming reveal of a "huge new title" to debut right around E3 2010.