Nintendo Power has bit the bullet, after years of defying the need for good content and legitimate journalism. Even though I won’t miss the son of a bitch, I will miss the son of a bitch. Wait, what?
Nintendo has chosen not to renew its licensing agreement with Future Publishing (the company that currently produces Nintendo Power) and has no intentions to take over the publication itself, according to insider sources speaking to Ars Technica. A now-deleted tweet from NP staff suggested this was accurate.
Reportedly “difficult to work with,” Nintendo is said to have taken no interest in working with Future on expanded online initiatives to strengthen the Nintendo Power brand. Editors and staff members were told that the magazine would be shut down sometime last week and have since begun transitioning to other Future publications, according to Ars Technica’s source.
We’ve reached out to Future Publishing and Nintendo for comment. Originally launching in 1988, NintendoPower was run in-house by Nintendo until the property was licensed to Future in 2007.