I encourage anyone subscribed to Nintendo Power to renew their subs now, as Future is officially taking over everything on exactly October 15th. Presumably, after that, we won’t get free Player’s Guides with our renewals anymore. Fiddlesticks!
Just trying to be helpful. After all, getting a free player’s guide with a year’s sub for $20 total is better than a year’s sub with no guide for $20 total. I re-subbed and ordered a Final Fantasy V Player’s Guide. Hopefully it has some Amano art in it.
Here’s the letter I got when I renewed yesterday:
Dear Nintendo Power subscriber, We’re excited to inform you that Nintendo has partnered withFuture US, Inc. to publish Nintendo Power starting with the Decemberissue, Vol. 222! If you don’t know Future US by name, then you may befamiliar with some of its other industry-leading magazines, whichinclude PC Gamer, Official Xbox Magazine, and Playstation: The OfficialMagazine. What does this partnership mean to you? Not much, really. Mostimportantly Canadian and U.S. subscribers will continue to receiveNintendo Power with no gaps in your subscription. You will receive issues each month until your current 12 issue subscriptionis fulfilled. Subscription renewals (and new subscriptions) will beoffered for $19.95 in the US and $27.95 in Canada (payable in US Funds)for 12 issues, and Future US will be sure to let you know in advance whenit’s time to renew so you won’t miss a single issue. And what about the magazine’s content? The editorial team at Future USwill continue to work very closely with Nintendo to provide the samehigh-quality magazine that readers love. In addition, Future US plansfor a bigger and better nintendopower.com. Over time, the Nintendo Powerstaff will look for ways to evolve and improve every aspect of themagazine. We would also like to reassure you that Nintendo will continue to protectyour personal information in the manner we always have. Future US willutilize subscriber information only for the servicing of Nintendo Powersubscriptions and is committed to following Nintendo’s high standards inregard to privacy when handling your personal information. After October 15, 2007, if you have a question relating to yoursubscription, please contact Future US at: Nintendo PowerCustomer CarePO Box 5770,Harlan, IA 51593 or send an email to [email protected], or call1-866-941-8368. You can also send letters, art, and photos to [email protected]. Thank you and we hope you continue to enjoy Nintendo Power for manymore years. Sincerely, Nintendo of America Inc.
And before anyone gives me any snark about NP being 4 kidz and teh bias, I’m renewing only because I know Chris Slate (formerly of PSM and before that, Game Players and Ultra Game Players) will do a great job as EIC. With Future taking over, I’m sure it’ll be an even better magazine, though the mag had addressed many of its problems about two years ago.
Here’s the awesome list of incredible Player’s Guides you can get:
Advance Wars: Dual Strike Player’s Guide
Animal Crossing: Wild World Player’s Guide
Battalion Wars Player’s Guide
Deoxys T-Shirt (Size Youth XL)
Donkey Kong Country Player’s Guide
F-Zero GX Player’s Guide
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls Player’s Guide
Final Fantasy IV Advance Player’s Guide
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Player’s Guide
Final Fantasy V Advance Player’s Guide
Fire Emblem Player’s Guide
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance Player’s Guide
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Player’s Guide
Game Boy micro T-Shirt (Size Adult Large)
Golden Sun: The Lost Age Player’s Guide
Keychain Light - Miniature Wii Remote
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Player’s Guide
Mario Kart DS T-shirt (Size Adult L)
Metroid Fusion Player’s Guide
Metroid Prime Hunters Player’s Guide
Metroid: Zero Mission Player’s Guide
New Super Mario Bros. Player’s Guide
Nintendo DS T-Shirt (Size Adult Large)
Nintendo GameCube T-Shirt (Adult Large)
Nintendo Power Advance - Volume 3
Nintendo Power Advance - Volume 4
Nintendogs T-Shirt (Size Adult Medium)
Pokemon Battle Revolution Player’s Guide
Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl Player’s Guide
Pokemon Emerald Player’s Guide
Pokemon Gold & Silver Pokédex Player’s Guide
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Player’s Guide
Pokemon Ranger Player’s Guide
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness Player’s Guide
Pups: The Official Nintendogs Companion
Pups: The Official Nintendogs Companion (Dalmatian Version) Player’s Guide
Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike Player’s Guide
Star Fox: Assault Player’s Guide
Super Mario Strikers T-Shirt (Size Adult L)
Super Paper Mario Player’s Guide
Super Smash Bros. Melee Player’s Guide
Sword of Mana Player’s Guide
The Ultimate National Pokedex Player’s Guide
Wario World Player’s Guide
Yoshi’s Island DS Player’s Guide
Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Player’s Guide
Zelda: Four Swords Adventures Player’s Guide
Zelda: Link to the Past/Four Swords Player’s Guide
Zelda: The Minish Cap T-Shirt (Size Youth XL)
Zelda: Twilight Princess Player’s Guide and Soundtrack CD
Note the awesome Game Boy Micro, Pokemon, DS, Gamecube, and Nintendogs T-Shirts that you can get instead of a guide.
Subscription renewals (and new subscriptions) will be offered for $19.95 in the US and $27.95 in Canada (payable in US Funds)for 12 issues
Hey magazine publishers, thanks for continuing to ripoff Canada. We appreciate it.
Why shouldn’t you pay more? They ship it a lot farther.
Not to mention the extra polar bear insurance. Ok, you could be right.
I fail to understand what an internet connection and a ready supply of toilet paper fails to get me in this context.
Well, you could say that about any magazine subscription. It’s still nice to get the monthly update, and it’s something you can keep around. Nintendo Power has always gotten scoops on things anyway, things that don’t show up on the web until someone sees it in the magazine.
something like 95% of canadians live within 100 miles of the american border. So for the most part you could probably fire the magazine over customs with a potato cannon.
I always thought of Nintendo Power as a vaguely appealing extra with my Zelda Collector’s Edition (Zelda 1, 2, Ocarina of Time, and Majora’s Mask, for Gamecube), so I’m not sure why anyone would subscribe without that sort of incentive.
They’re not doing the strategy guide offer anymore? I remember getting 3 years worth of subscriptions because there were several guides I needed. Are all those guides only available by ordering online?
edit: Yep it’s only online, I didn’t know there was a guide for Smash Brothers melee.
They haven’t done new guides in a while, pfreak, and Future doesn’t do guides as far as I know, so I figure this is the end of guides.
Moggraider, how do you know that Chris Slate will be helming the EIC position? I’ve let my PSM subscription lapse for precisely that reason.
That would be sooo awesome! I’d love to do that for a living.