For many fans, the shuttering of Nintendo Power back in December 2012 was the end of an era. The magazine had been a constant source of Nintendo news and information since 1988, and it introduced a whole generation of fans and aspiring writers to the field of games journalism. While nothing could ever truly replace Nintendo Power and the fond memories it carries, some of most prominent Nintendo journalists on the Internet banded together to continue the magazine’s legacy with their own bi-monthly publication, Nintendo Force, and released its very first issue one month after Nintendo Power shut its doors.
Since then, our friends at Nintendo Force have been handling subscriptions and renewals through yearly Kickstarter campaigns, but this year they’ve switched over to a more fitting model for the publication, Patreon. Within four days of launching their 2016 subscriptions, Nintendo Force has already cracked the top 120 most-supported Patreon projects ever, and they don’t seem to be slowing down! The first issue for new subscribers will be the magazine’s 20th, “30 Years of the Legend of Zelda,” which will launch in March.
Nintendojo alum Evan Campbell and I are very grateful to be a part of the publication, along with some of the most well-known writers in the field. If you have fond memories of Nintendo Power or simply enjoy reading video game magazines, consider subscribing to NF! You can become a Patron of NF right here, and if you’d like to check out some of the magazine’s back issues, you can order them through the NF Store.