Yesterday we brought you the news that Nintendo Power magazine was set to be shut down, and today Nintendo has confirmed the reports. The short statement clarifies that the magazine will continue until a final issue currently planned for December.

We can confirm that the December issue of Nintendo Power magazine will be its last.

As suggested yesterday, it appears that Nintendo has no intention of taking over the running of the magazine itself, as it had done prior to the arrival of Future US in 2007. There have been reports in areas of the media that Future US hasn't given up on the idea of a digital-only Nintendo Power, but the tone of the statement from Nintendo doesn't leave much hope for that.

Are you planning to pick up any of the final issues?