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Updated: Shigeru Miyamoto will NOT be Guest Editor for the 100th Issue of Official Nintendo Magazine

Posted by Nintendo Life Staff

"We apologise to those of you who got really excited by these few words"

UPDATE: Official Nintendo Magazine have now updated their website retracting "the four words that have appeared on the Next Month page" as Shigeru Miyamoto will 'now not be guest editing'.

Instead, Miyamoto will make 'all manner of contributions' to the landmark issue, along with an 'exclusive interview to chat about Nintendo's past and present'.

"Shigeru Miyamoto has made a massively significant contribution to our issue 100 but he will now not be guest editing.

As always, the news story that goes up on the day of launch will always describe exactly what is and isn't in the latest issue and we would like to retract the four words that have appeared on the Next Month page.

We apologise to those of you who got really excited by these few words and we even apologise to the people who have read misleading stories that have simply been made up from nothing."

The issue in question will be available from September 25th.

Original Story:
On 25th September the UK publication Official Nintendo Magazine will publish its 100th issue; it's an impressive landmark that'll be celebrated in style, with news that Shigeru Miyamoto will be the special guest editor for the issue, which is likely to lead to some fascinating articles and insight from the iconic game designer.

Subscribers will also receive a collector's cover, and it'll also include reviews of high-profile October releases The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Pokémon X & Y. This issue will be hitting stores on 25th September.

There'll be plenty of eyes on the contributions of Shigeru Miyamoto to the Future-published magazine for the special occasion. Will you be picking up a copy?

[via nintendo-insider.com, officialnintendomagazine.co.uk]

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User Comments (26)

erv

#3

erv said:

I might actually want one, only to be disappointed by the loss of ngamer. Oh well, moving on!

rjejr

#4

rjejr said:

I honestly didn't even know this magazine was still in print. (NVM, confused it w/ NP which died in Dec.)

And the US doesn't have a release date yet for WW HD, though Oct. seems likely. It does however let you wander about in a FPS style. huh, what!?!?

Shambo

#8

Shambo said:

Nice! I'll get one in a local international press store. Did the same thing when quite recently someone told me on Miiverse that one of my drawings was in the magazine.

JimLad

#9

JimLad said:

This is weird, I remember getting the 100th issue of this magazine in it's old format. I stopped reading when half the pages were about Pokémon and the editors became incredibly biased.
How is it now?

Parasky

#10

Parasky said:

I haven't bought this magazine in a couple years, but I might as well buy the 100th one just for kicks. Most of the reviews seem to have devolved into less than subtle advertisments or nitpick-a-thons.

Singularity

#11

Singularity said:

I've still got the first issue on my book case somewhere featuring the original DS on the cover, can't believe that was 2006. Remember it being a genuinely great magazine and they always gave some cracking free gifts. Haven't bought it for a few years but I might pick up this special edition.

Nintenjoe64

#12

Nintenjoe64 said:

I will be getting that magazine, last time I bought a copy it had a preview of Eternal Darkness in it! or was that NMS?

TenTen

#14

TenTen said:

Apparently, there's a bit of confusion about the accuracy of the article. The actual magazine reads:
''Next Month: It's the big one. One Double-O. We celebrate 100 issues with a special collector's edition +...Guest edited by the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto'
Hopefully this will help clear stuff up

Reala

#16

Reala said:

haven't read ONM in years, mostly remember it as that magazine with the overly generous reviews, well I say reviews it was really more a picture book than anything, the actual reviews themselves barely covered a sentence, you get more reading in the sun newspaper.

ACK

#17

ACK said:

Contributions are great; however, guest editing is either a gimmick or a waste of time in most cases. Get him back to work producing games for the readers to play. Anyone else thinks it's silly for him to edit a magazine primarily about the games he's working on? That's gritty journalism.

Would've sold a few more issues though. Clever marketers would have purposefully obscured his exact role.

DESS-M-8

#18

DESS-M-8 said:

@JimLad Better. If anything they are overly harsh with most reviews. The editor is a tosser though and annoying. The reviewers are quite a good read though.

DESS-M-8

#19

DESS-M-8 said:

@Reala I was the same. only recently started reading it again after my long time read, GamesTM, slowly turned into an Xbox love-a-thon.

Must say I've been pleasantly surprised with how nintendo magazine is put together these days

Jazzer94

#20

Jazzer94 said:

@Reala I've been reading ONM since I was a young kid and have every issue so far and feel that you are being far to harsh although I prefer Nintendo Power most reviews in ONM reflect the game in question well the only one in recent memory that I felt was a bad review was Zombie U as the game is terrible ( and glitchy) and did not deserve 90-92% (can't rember exact score).

Sceptic

#22

Sceptic said:

Oh, the irony, lol.

Next they'll be saying the guest contributions are delayed. Then that they are further delayed because of their incredibly high journalistic standards but that they have dozens of fantastic contributions just waiting to be included in 'upcoming' issues.

bouncer0304

#23

bouncer0304 said:

Ah well at least he's still contributing and i'm looking forward to what he's contributed and the interview. It's not like he's pulled from it completly which is a good thing.

Shiryu

#24

Shiryu said:

I hope this makes it to Portuguese news stands. I only missed a single issue of Retro Gamer in the past 6 or so years, issue 100 because it did not arrive at local sotres. Hopefully this wont happen with Nintendo Official Mag.

MrGawain

#25

MrGawain said:

I remember a while back Jon Bon Jovi was supposed to host the Radio 1 Breakfast Show for a day, but he couldn't do it due to his Visa not allowing him to work as anything apart from a musician in the UK. I wonder if his is the same deal for Miyamoto?

TKOWL

#26

TKOWL said:

If Miyamoto was the editor, the magazine would consist of only five words per page, and the same page repeating over and over again, except with little different hues.

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