A fitting tribute

A few months back Nintendo revealed that Nintendo Power, the magazine with 25 years of history, would sadly not be making it into 2013.

Advent calendar windows across the land are now being opened, and Nintendo Power’s doors will unfortunately be closed for the last time on 11th December when the final issue is released.

Images have emerged revealing the final issue’s cover, and it’s something that could well bring a nostalgic tear or two to the eyes of dedicated readers. It pays homage to the very first cover from over two decades ago which saw a clay version of Mario and Wart from Super Mario Bros. 2. The new cover has a hand sculpted clay version of New Super Mario Bros. U, styled in the same way as the first issue and naturally replaces Wart with Bowser. It's bound to be a popular edition, so you'd best be at your newsagent sharpish should you want a copy.

Are you sad to see the popular magazine go? Will you be picking up a copy of the new issue? Let us know in the comments section.

[source joystiq.com, via i.imgur.com]