Report: Nintendo Power Shutting Down

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Ars Technica has an article up saying that the long-running Nintendo Power magazine is ceasing publication.

Multiple sources at Nintendo Power publisher Future have told Kotaku that Nintendo Power is ending and that the broad factual strokes of the Ars Technica report ring true with what's been circulating within the company. Nintendo Power was one of the oldest video game magazines in the United States, having started in 1988 under the auspices of Nintendo. Future took over production of the magazine—which last claimed a readership of 475,000—in 2007.

We've reached out to Future and Nintendo for comment and will update this story as needed.

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Update: Nintendo has issued a statement about the end of Nintendo Power .

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yankton
Yankton, née Spacemonkey Mafia

But Nintendo Power was where I first learned of 'Kabuki Quantum Fighter' for the NES! Which I believe is, to this day, the sole "manifest consciousness inside a computer program in the form of a Kabuki actor who whips enemies with his hair" title in that particular genre.

RIP, Nintendo Power. I got Dragon Warrior thanks to my subscription to you.