After 25 years of outstanding service, 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.
Nintendo Power senior editor Chris Hoffman tweeted that he and his staff will “try to make the last issues memorable.”
Reports are also suggesting that Nintendo has no interest in working with Future on keeping the Nintendo Power brand online. 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.
Originally launching in 1988, Nintendo Power was run in-house by Nintendo until the property was licensed to Future in 2007.