Future Publishing has confirmed that long-running independent magazine Nintendo Gamer is to close.

The UK-based magazine, which had a circulation of just under 8,000 readers, can trace its history back to the SNES era, when it launched as Super Play - a publication which we hold very dear to our hearts here at Nintendo Life.

Super Play effectively became N64 Magazine in the mid '90s, and later changed to NGC, and then N-Gamer. The re-branded Nintendo Gamer appeared in 2006.

Future has confirmed that the magazine's website will continue to operate. The news follows the shut down of Nintendo Power in the US - another Future publication - and marks a sad day for video gaming print media.

[via mcvuk.com]