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Future and The Official Nintendo Magazine have announced that the publication will be set to close with issue #114.

The magazine launched in the UK in 2002 and has since brought fans, news, interviews, previews and reviews on new and retro Nintendo software and hardware.

Here is a statement on why the decision was made to end the publication;

– Nintendo is constantly evaluating and evolving the ways in which it speaks to its fans, with this in mind, Nintendo UK has decided to focus on alternative channels including Nintendo Direct, social media and online channels and public events

– Future has decided to enhance its online offering around a core of existing sites with the recently launched Kotaku UK providing a great platform for our wealth of Nintendo experts from ONM and the wider Future network. Future looks forward to expanding its Nintendo coverage on Gamesradar as we unveil exciting plans to expand the site’s scope and depth. Gamesradar recently confirmed the impending integration of and, adding a wealth of expertise in movies, film, sci-fi and comics. Gamesradar’s existing gaming coverage attracts 7 million unique users and 100 million page views a month. Future plans to showcase the award-winning work of its global network of games journalist from brands including OPM, OXM, Edge, Gamesmaster and PC Gamer on a newly enhanced Gamesradar platform, with some exciting announcements due in the near-future and beyond.


The above statements have now been removed from the site as well as the Q&A section and replaced with the brief statements below;

“Nintendo will continue to speak directly to fans via Nintendo Direct, our social media and online channels and public events.”

“Nintendo UK and Future will continue to work closely on future projects across, CVG, Edge, Kotaku UK and Gamesmaster.”


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