Just as North America will be bidding farewell to Nintendo Power later this December, Nintendo fans in the UK must put Nintendo Gamer behind them as Future Publishing confirms it will no longer be printing the PAL region's only unofficial magazine for Nintendo platforms. The demise of Nintendo Gamer as a print mag is effective as of the October issue hitting newstands on September 6th.
Nintendo Gamer first emerged as Super-Play in 1992, and has evolved throughout its twenty years in print alongside Nintendo's console platforms. While Future will no longer be publishing Nintendo Gamer as an independent print magazine, the publication will continue to exist in its online format for the usual news and reviews. Existing staff from the print edition will be transferred to other positions within Future.
Nintendo Gamer readers who still have subscription to the magazine after the last issue hits next week can opt to receive Official Nintendo Magazine for the remainder of their subscription period, or they can request a refund. Official Nintendo Magazine, also from Future, has so far escaped the fate which fell upon Nintendo Power and Nintendo Gamer.