All of you have heard the bad news that after 25 wonderful years, Nintendo Power closed up shop this month with their final issue. While the staff of NP are being reassigned to other branches of Future US, a new magazine is surfacing to take the place of the much loved publication. It’s called Nintendo Force.
Run by Nintendo fans who work for different famous gaming sites online, you can bet your boots that we’ll be seeing some insane coverage, and hopefully the same or more support from subscribers. Check out the staff list above, and stay tuned for some great articles and features from Nintendo Force! -Greg Boe (admin)
From Nintendo Power senior editor Chris Hoffman, an excerpt from the Wii U Launch Guide from Vol. 284:
“Naturally, the HD visuals make this far and away the best looking Scribblenauts yet, and the title is a showcase for the Wii U GamePad. All the action unfolds on the controller’s screen as well as on your TV, and the game takes full advantage of the touch screen by allowing you to type words, position objects, and interact with the nearly 40 environments. (You can also use the Control Pad, Control Sticks, and buttons for most actions if you’d prefer.) Our only concern is that, so far, the interface isn’t quite as streamlined as we would like.”
Awesome, huh? Yeah, I thought so too. Look forward to my review on Scribblenauts Unlimited on the Wii U and 3DS this month! -Greg Boe (admin)
From Nintendo Power editor Casey Loe, an excerpt from the Wii U Launch Guide from Vol. 284:
“The most exciting new feature un Razor’s Edge is the addition of Ayane–the busty young kunoichi from the Dead or Alive series and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2–as a playable character. She has her own storyline that’s interwoven with Ryu’s, an appropriately zippy move set, a handful of exclusive levels, and a different list of items to purchase through the game’s Karma system. She’s also playable in the game’s Ninja Trials co-op mode, and once the game is finished, either character can be chosen to play any campaign-mode level in the Chapter Challenge mode.”
“Of course, since this is Team Ninja game, her storyline involves plenty of disrobing, and there’s even a new mechanic that allows you to shake the Wii U GamePad to jiggle her… uh… Yeah. Fortunately, Team Ninja’s obsession with boob physics hasn’t distracted then from their mission of making Razor’s Edge the game that Ninja Gaiden 3 should have been all along.”
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge hits Wii U in just two short days at launch, so get ready! Hopefully we can get a review on the site within the month. -Greg Boe (admin)
Earlier this week, I told you guys that a new Shantae was hitting the Nintendo 3DS. Well, my copy of the November issue of Nintendo Power arrived yesterday, and it’s full of new info on the game. Being the nice person I am, I decided to put an excerpt of the NP article after the break! Stay tuned for a preview on the game closer to its release. Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse hits the 3DS eShop next year. -Greg Boe (admin) Continue Reading →
Even though it was confirmed a few months ago, the fact that Nintendo Power is closing up shop definitely brings a tear to our eyes. This magazine has been a huge inspiration for us, and the gaming industry won’t be the same without them. Their November issue has recently released for subscribers, and it’s full of great news on the Wii U and 3DS, along with some reviews on highly anticipated games. For more info on this new issue, stay tuned for more updates on the site, or go pick up a copy for yourself at your local newsstand! -Greg Boe (admin)
We’ve been looking forward to New Super Mario Bros. 2 on 3DS for quite a few months now, and it’s great to see it finally released. Along with this game, Kirby’s Dream Collection: Dream Edition on Wii is sure to put a smile on the faces of Kirby fans everywhere, including us. Both these exciting games have gotten an 8.5 from Nintendo Power (issue #282), meaning they are both worth picking up. We’ll be reviewing these games in the near future.
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The September Issue of Nintendo Power is full of some great surprises, including upcoming Wii U masterpieces like Mass Effect 3, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, and Bit. Trip Presents: Runner 2, Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. Also featured are handheld titles like Pokémon Black and White 2, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (keep your eyes out for this one). If you want to enjoy all the new info, you can pick up a copy of the magazine today at your local newsstand. I would usually recommend subscribing for a year, but since the publication is closing shop after it’s December issue, it would make more sense to just pick up the issues when they release these last three months. Look forward to more NP news here at Nintendo Charged!
After being in print for more than 24 years, Nintendo Power is closing it’s doors. While at first this news was only a rumor, Nintendo confirmed this in a statement yesterday, saying:
“Nintendo can confirm that Future US will end the production of Nintendo Power magazine with the last issue slated for December 2012.”
To read more about this termination, continue to the full post. -Craig Skinner Continue Reading →
Nintendo Power has recently released issue #281, and I gotta say, this magazine is full of some pretty neat stuff. Inside the latest issue are reviews on Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS), The Last Story (Wii), and also The Amazing Spider-Man for Wii/3DS/DS (spoiler: the last one is mediocre). If you aren’t subscribed to Nintendo Power, you’re missing out. While we’d like to inform you on all the news in current Nintendo Power issues, it’s nothing compared to actually getting one each month (we recommend subscribing), and it’s really inexpensive too! Continue reading for the scores! -Greg Boe (admin) Continue Reading →
Today, we scanned some articles from the latest issue of Nintendo Power magazine. You won’t wanna miss this. For some reason everybody loves it when we post articles about Nintendo Power, so be sure to check it all out after the break. For those who continue reading, you’ll find the subscribers edition cover, official confirmation of Shantae (GBC) on the eShop, the entire article for Adventure Time on 3DS and DS (including interview with Pendleton Ward), and also the “Next Month” teaser. Oh yeah, and be sure to subscribe to Nintendo Power here. Continue reading for the scans! -Greg Boe (admin) Continue Reading →
Nintendo Power is known for featuring cool things like exclusive codes and more for current Nintendo games, but this is their very first exclusive QR code. For those of you who missed the latest issue, the NP crew gave subscribers like us QR codes for both White Yoshi and a Yoshi Outfit For your Mii in Mario Tennis Open. Don’t know how to scan these new QR codes into your game? Click here for the instructions. Also, you should seriously consider subscribing to Nintendo Power magazine. They’ve been my biggest inspiration for Nintendo Charged, and also have some awesome exclusive news and more that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Click here to subscribe to NP! -Greg Boe (admin)
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We’ve recently gotten our hands on issue #280 of Nintendo Power magazine, and in it was tons of new details regarding Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! on the Nintendo 3DS and DS systems. We’re still thinking of a stylish way to shorten the game’s name, because ATHIKWYSOG is just ridiculous. This game is a team effort between D3Publisher, developer WayForward, and the mastermind behind the TV series, Pendleton Ward. The game was inspired greatly by Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on the NES, featuring the exploration of top-view areas, and the combat and platforming of side-scrolling areas. Think of this upcoming game as just another episode of Adventure Time; full of colorful characters, crazy quests, and a great sense of humor. Look forward to an amazing adventure when Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! releases this fall. What do you want from this game? -Greg Boe (admin)