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Hey there, Force fans! After wildly successful Kickstarter campaigns in 2014 and 2015, the Nintendo Force made the leap here to Patreon in 2016! This is the place where fans have the chance to sign up and get new, Nintendo-focused magazines coming to your mailbox (or email inbox). It's time to join the Force of Nintendo fans! Subscribe to NF Magazine by becoming a patron on this page!


Here's some background info for you. Back in December 2012, Nintendo Power Magazine shipped its final issue. That got a lot of long-time Nintendo fans upset, as NP had been the one consistent and reliable print magazine covering Nintendo video games ever since the '80s. Some of us had been subscribers for over two decades, and there were still tens of thousands of active subscribers getting new issues delivered in the mail up until that final issue.

Well, we didn't want to see that legacy die. So we assembled a dream team of the most well-known Nintendo journalists from around the world and launched a new magazine four years ago! The first issue went on sale on January 11, 2013, exactly one month after Nintendo Power ended.

NF Magazine is not Nintendo Power, but we're carrying its torch forward into the future by paying homage to the best parts of NP's past while forging a new identity with an all-new team. So join the Force! Subscribe to NF Magazine by becoming a patron here on Patreon, and get all-new Nintendo magazines coming to your mailbox, your email inbox or directly to your digital reading device of choice!

(Note for adults: Being an adult stinks when it comes to checking your mail. Nothing but bills, ads and piles of unsolicited coupons you'll never use in there. But for just a few bucks invested here, checking your mailbox can become an exciting, nostalgic experience once again! NF isn't just a magazine – it's an adult life morale booster.)



This page isn't like other Patreon pages! Most Patreon creators charge your credit card every month. We don't do that. Here, you'll only see a charge pop up after we release a new issue – which happens every two months. We're bi-monthly. Six new issues per year, if you want to think of it that way! So become an NF patron with confidence!



Yes, it's true! As Arlo himself explains in the opening moments of the video posted just below, NF Magazine is proud to now have YouTube's bluest, fuzziest Nintendo-addicted content creator as a member of our team! Every new issue of NF (beginning with Issue #30) features a fresh installment of "Arlo's Headcanon" – a totally wild, totally off-the-wall and totally Arlo-ish fan fiction tale starring Nintendo's crazy cast of characters. It's Arlo-made content you can only get right here, so become a patron on this page and don't miss a single installment!

And if you haven't already done so, you should also become a patron of Arlo's own Patreon page at Patreon.com/ArloStuff. Huzzah!




The next NF issue will be our milestone 40th release – and it just so happens that Nintendo is being kind enough to offer us a timely callback! The very first NF issue had Fire Emblem Awakening on its cover, way back in January 2013. And lining up for our July/August 2019 issue is Fire Emblem: Three Houses! It's like we're coming full circle.

The front cover of this issue echoes the art you'll find on the game's retail packaging, but with one critical difference: Claude is actually rightside-up!

In order to get on the first mailing list for this issue, you need to be signed up as a patron here before Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. So click that "Become a Patron" button and select your tier! The Force is always happy to welcome new recruits to the battle of Nintendo fandom!



As always, print copies of this issue will ship to your mailbox with a double-sided wall poster included as well. On the front side, a scenic look at the main characters and the Officer's Academy from Fire Emblem: Three Houses – not the same art as on the issue's cover, but rather the art found on the Japanese Collector's Edition of the game. Then, on the reverse, it's Astral Chain! Pick your favorite side and hang it with pride!






We got Splatoon 2. We got Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. And now, at last, the final most anticipated announcement of a sequel to a major it from the Wii U era has happened: Super Mario Maker 2 is coming! With a planned release set for June, there's no better game to claim the cover spot for our new May/June 2019 edition. It's NF Magazine's Issue #39: Brick by Brick!

In order to get on the first mailing list for this issue, you needed to be signed up as a patron here before Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. If you signed up after that, don't worry! You can still get a copy by placing an order for one through the website store at NFMagazine.com.



As always, print copies of our issues are mailed to you with free wall posters inside the package as well! For Issue #39, one side of the poster will bring you the official promotional art for Super Mario Maker 2, while the reverse side will give you four of the biggest superheroes starring in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3! (Timing's not too bad for that, considering everyone will be fresh off seeing Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame in theaters!)







Two insatiable eaters. Both transformed into new forms. Both exploring worlds made of real-world materials, and both sent to store shelves in March! Who will come out on top in this latest clash of the Nintendo's hungry, hungry rival heroes, Yoshi and Kirby?

Yes, Yoshi's Crafted World claimed the cover spot for NF #38, but Kirby's doing his best to steal some of the real estate (and some of Yoshi's thunder) with his own crafted world in Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. We pit the two icons against one another in the pages within, as well as examining other classic rivalries from Nintendo history!

It's NF Magazine's Issue #38: Rivals Unraveled – March/April 2019. In order to get on the first mailing list for this issue, you needed to be signed up as a patron here before Monday, February 18, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. If you signed up after that, don't worry! You can still get a copy by placing an order for one through the website store at NFMagazine.com.



As always, print copies of this NF issue will ship to mailboxes with a double-sided wall poster included in the package too! This time around, one side will present the key art from Yoshi's Crafted World in a vertical orientation, while the reverse will have Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn going horizontal. Which of these two rivals will win the battle of being chosen for your wall?






For our 37th NF issue, we kicked off our seventh year with a cool callback to the start of our second. Shovel Knight was the game we featured on the cover of NF #7, and now half a decade later Yacht Club Games is still working to finish up the same game! We interview them to find out what it's been like to keep digging deeper into the same adventure for so long, we've got exclusive info on the finalized Treasure Trove release that includes the new King Knight campaign called Shovel Knight: King of Cards and the multiplayer battle game Shovel Knight: Showdown, chronicle the Blue Burrower's five years of indie cameos and much, much more!

In order to get on the first mailing list for this issue, you needed to be signed up as a patron here before Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. If you signed up after that, fear not! You can still get a copy by placing an order for one through the website store at NFMagazine.com. Grab a copy there!



For the poster, we went with a throwback. We didn't include posters with NF issues at the beginning of our run – the first one we did was a Mario Kart 8 poster that shipped with Issue #8. That means that NF #7, the one with Shovel Knight on the cover, just missed having a wall poster of its own! So, now, we're going to print the poster that we would have offered five years ago. It's the original promo art of Shovel Knight from 2014!



And on the reverse side, another throwback in a way – it's 2011's New Super Mario Bros. U, but in its new 2019 Deluxe edition for the Nintendo Switch! You've been wanting to hang some art of Peachette and the Super Crown on your wall, haven't you? (Bonus: Everyone's favorite new Smash fighter, Piranha Plant!)






Here are the members of the Nintendo Force! No matter what corner of the Nintendo fandom you call home, chances are good you're familiar with one or more of the faces or names seen here.

































Beyond the team members pictured above, several more have helped make NF Magazine a reality – especially all of our subscribers!



Becoming a patron through this Patreon page is the way to subscribe and receive future issues of NF Magazine! If you're just now finding out about the Nintendo Force and want to get caught up on some of what you've missed over the past few years, our previous issues are available for sale through the website store at NFMagazine.com. Keep an eye out for sales and bundle deals there from time to time!



Tiers
Pledge $0.99 or more per issue
THE SHOW OF SUPPORT
Thanks for helping to keep the legacy of Nintendo magazines alive! At this level, you'll get access to our patron-exclusive posts here on Patreon. [All higher tiers will also include access to the posts here!]
Pledge $2.99 or more per issue
THE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
You'll get the digital versions of each new issue sent to you by email, including a PDF copy and unlocked access on iOS, Android, Kindle and other eReader devices.
Pledge $4.99 or more per issue
THE PRINT SUBSCRIPTION: UNITED STATES
You'll get a physical copy of each new issue shipped straight to your mailbox (with a double-sided poster included!). [United States addresses only at this level.]
Pledge $5.99 or more per issue
THE PRINT SUBSCRIPTION: CANADA
You'll get a physical copy of each new issue shipped straight to your mailbox (with a double-sided poster included!). [Canadian addresses only at this level.]
Pledge $5.99 or more per issue
THE PRINT + DIGITAL COMBO SUBSCRIPTION: UNITED STATES
You'll get both a physical copy of each new issue shipped straight to your mailbox (with a double-sided poster included!), and you'll also get the digital editions of each new release. [United States addresses only at this level.]
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THE PRINT + DIGITAL COMBO SUBSCRIPTION: CANADA
You'll get both a physical copy of each new issue shipped straight to your mailbox (with a double-sided poster included!), and you'll also get the digital editions of each new release. [Canadian addresses only at this level.]
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THE DOUBLE PRINT + DIGITAL COMBO SUBSCRIPTION: UNITED STATES
You'll get two physical copies of each new issue shipped straight to your mailbox (both with a double-sided poster included, so you won't have to choose between which side to display!), and you'll also get the digital editions of each new release. [United States addresses only at this level.]
Pledge $9.99 or more per issue
THE DOUBLE PRINT + DIGITAL COMBO SUBSCRIPTION: CANADA
You'll get two physical copies of each new issue shipped straight to your mailbox (both with a double-sided poster included, so you won't have to choose between which side to display!), and you'll also get the digital editions of each new release. [Canadian addresses only at this level.]
Pledge $11.99 or more per issue
THE PRINT + DIGITAL COMBO SUBSCRIPTION: INTERNATIONAL
You'll get both a physical copy of each new issue shipped straight to your mailbox (with a double-sided poster included!), and you'll also get the digital editions of each new release. [This level's for addresses outside the United States and Canada.]
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Our first collaboration with Limited Run Games was a success! We were able to include a limited edition trading card alongside an exclusive Switch game reveal in NF #33, and we'll do it again in the future with continued support from you! Hitting this goal will help us cover the added costs of inserting future LRG trading cards into the plastic shipping bags alongside our usual magazines and wall posters (and occasional papercraft models).
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Hey there, Force fans! After wildly successful Kickstarter campaigns in 2014 and 2015, the Nintendo Force made the leap here to Patreon in 2016! This is the place where fans have the chance to sign up and get new, Nintendo-focused magazines coming to your mailbox (or email inbox). It's time to join the Force of Nintendo fans! Subscribe to NF Magazine by becoming a patron on this page!


Here's some background info for you. Back in December 2012, Nintendo Power Magazine shipped its final issue. That got a lot of long-time Nintendo fans upset, as NP had been the one consistent and reliable print magazine covering Nintendo video games ever since the '80s. Some of us had been subscribers for over two decades, and there were still tens of thousands of active subscribers getting new issues delivered in the mail up until that final issue.

Well, we didn't want to see that legacy die. So we assembled a dream team of the most well-known Nintendo journalists from around the world and launched a new magazine four years ago! The first issue went on sale on January 11, 2013, exactly one month after Nintendo Power ended.

NF Magazine is not Nintendo Power, but we're carrying its torch forward into the future by paying homage to the best parts of NP's past while forging a new identity with an all-new team. So join the Force! Subscribe to NF Magazine by becoming a patron here on Patreon, and get all-new Nintendo magazines coming to your mailbox, your email inbox or directly to your digital reading device of choice!

(Note for adults: Being an adult stinks when it comes to checking your mail. Nothing but bills, ads and piles of unsolicited coupons you'll never use in there. But for just a few bucks invested here, checking your mailbox can become an exciting, nostalgic experience once again! NF isn't just a magazine – it's an adult life morale booster.)



This page isn't like other Patreon pages! Most Patreon creators charge your credit card every month. We don't do that. Here, you'll only see a charge pop up after we release a new issue – which happens every two months. We're bi-monthly. Six new issues per year, if you want to think of it that way! So become an NF patron with confidence!



Yes, it's true! As Arlo himself explains in the opening moments of the video posted just below, NF Magazine is proud to now have YouTube's bluest, fuzziest Nintendo-addicted content creator as a member of our team! Every new issue of NF (beginning with Issue #30) features a fresh installment of "Arlo's Headcanon" – a totally wild, totally off-the-wall and totally Arlo-ish fan fiction tale starring Nintendo's crazy cast of characters. It's Arlo-made content you can only get right here, so become a patron on this page and don't miss a single installment!

And if you haven't already done so, you should also become a patron of Arlo's own Patreon page at Patreon.com/ArloStuff. Huzzah!




The next NF issue will be our milestone 40th release – and it just so happens that Nintendo is being kind enough to offer us a timely callback! The very first NF issue had Fire Emblem Awakening on its cover, way back in January 2013. And lining up for our July/August 2019 issue is Fire Emblem: Three Houses! It's like we're coming full circle.

The front cover of this issue echoes the art you'll find on the game's retail packaging, but with one critical difference: Claude is actually rightside-up!

In order to get on the first mailing list for this issue, you need to be signed up as a patron here before Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. So click that "Become a Patron" button and select your tier! The Force is always happy to welcome new recruits to the battle of Nintendo fandom!



As always, print copies of this issue will ship to your mailbox with a double-sided wall poster included as well. On the front side, a scenic look at the main characters and the Officer's Academy from Fire Emblem: Three Houses – not the same art as on the issue's cover, but rather the art found on the Japanese Collector's Edition of the game. Then, on the reverse, it's Astral Chain! Pick your favorite side and hang it with pride!






We got Splatoon 2. We got Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. And now, at last, the final most anticipated announcement of a sequel to a major it from the Wii U era has happened: Super Mario Maker 2 is coming! With a planned release set for June, there's no better game to claim the cover spot for our new May/June 2019 edition. It's NF Magazine's Issue #39: Brick by Brick!

In order to get on the first mailing list for this issue, you needed to be signed up as a patron here before Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. If you signed up after that, don't worry! You can still get a copy by placing an order for one through the website store at NFMagazine.com.



As always, print copies of our issues are mailed to you with free wall posters inside the package as well! For Issue #39, one side of the poster will bring you the official promotional art for Super Mario Maker 2, while the reverse side will give you four of the biggest superheroes starring in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3! (Timing's not too bad for that, considering everyone will be fresh off seeing Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame in theaters!)







Two insatiable eaters. Both transformed into new forms. Both exploring worlds made of real-world materials, and both sent to store shelves in March! Who will come out on top in this latest clash of the Nintendo's hungry, hungry rival heroes, Yoshi and Kirby?

Yes, Yoshi's Crafted World claimed the cover spot for NF #38, but Kirby's doing his best to steal some of the real estate (and some of Yoshi's thunder) with his own crafted world in Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. We pit the two icons against one another in the pages within, as well as examining other classic rivalries from Nintendo history!

It's NF Magazine's Issue #38: Rivals Unraveled – March/April 2019. In order to get on the first mailing list for this issue, you needed to be signed up as a patron here before Monday, February 18, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. If you signed up after that, don't worry! You can still get a copy by placing an order for one through the website store at NFMagazine.com.



As always, print copies of this NF issue will ship to mailboxes with a double-sided wall poster included in the package too! This time around, one side will present the key art from Yoshi's Crafted World in a vertical orientation, while the reverse will have Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn going horizontal. Which of these two rivals will win the battle of being chosen for your wall?






For our 37th NF issue, we kicked off our seventh year with a cool callback to the start of our second. Shovel Knight was the game we featured on the cover of NF #7, and now half a decade later Yacht Club Games is still working to finish up the same game! We interview them to find out what it's been like to keep digging deeper into the same adventure for so long, we've got exclusive info on the finalized Treasure Trove release that includes the new King Knight campaign called Shovel Knight: King of Cards and the multiplayer battle game Shovel Knight: Showdown, chronicle the Blue Burrower's five years of indie cameos and much, much more!

In order to get on the first mailing list for this issue, you needed to be signed up as a patron here before Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. If you signed up after that, fear not! You can still get a copy by placing an order for one through the website store at NFMagazine.com. Grab a copy there!



For the poster, we went with a throwback. We didn't include posters with NF issues at the beginning of our run – the first one we did was a Mario Kart 8 poster that shipped with Issue #8. That means that NF #7, the one with Shovel Knight on the cover, just missed having a wall poster of its own! So, now, we're going to print the poster that we would have offered five years ago. It's the original promo art of Shovel Knight from 2014!



And on the reverse side, another throwback in a way – it's 2011's New Super Mario Bros. U, but in its new 2019 Deluxe edition for the Nintendo Switch! You've been wanting to hang some art of Peachette and the Super Crown on your wall, haven't you? (Bonus: Everyone's favorite new Smash fighter, Piranha Plant!)






Here are the members of the Nintendo Force! No matter what corner of the Nintendo fandom you call home, chances are good you're familiar with one or more of the faces or names seen here.

































Beyond the team members pictured above, several more have helped make NF Magazine a reality – especially all of our subscribers!



Becoming a patron through this Patreon page is the way to subscribe and receive future issues of NF Magazine! If you're just now finding out about the Nintendo Force and want to get caught up on some of what you've missed over the past few years, our previous issues are available for sale through the website store at NFMagazine.com. Keep an eye out for sales and bundle deals there from time to time!



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Pledge $0.99 or more per issue
THE SHOW OF SUPPORT
Thanks for helping to keep the legacy of Nintendo magazines alive! At this level, you'll get access to our patron-exclusive posts here on Patreon. [All higher tiers will also include access to the posts here!]
Pledge $2.99 or more per issue
THE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
You'll get the digital versions of each new issue sent to you by email, including a PDF copy and unlocked access on iOS, Android, Kindle and other eReader devices.
Pledge $4.99 or more per issue
THE PRINT SUBSCRIPTION: UNITED STATES
You'll get a physical copy of each new issue shipped straight to your mailbox (with a double-sided poster included!). [United States addresses only at this level.]
Pledge $5.99 or more per issue
THE PRINT SUBSCRIPTION: CANADA
You'll get a physical copy of each new issue shipped straight to your mailbox (with a double-sided poster included!). [Canadian addresses only at this level.]
Pledge $5.99 or more per issue
THE PRINT + DIGITAL COMBO SUBSCRIPTION: UNITED STATES
You'll get both a physical copy of each new issue shipped straight to your mailbox (with a double-sided poster included!), and you'll also get the digital editions of each new release. [United States addresses only at this level.]
Pledge $6.99 or more per issue
THE PRINT + DIGITAL COMBO SUBSCRIPTION: CANADA
You'll get both a physical copy of each new issue shipped straight to your mailbox (with a double-sided poster included!), and you'll also get the digital editions of each new release. [Canadian addresses only at this level.]
Pledge $8.99 or more per issue
THE DOUBLE PRINT + DIGITAL COMBO SUBSCRIPTION: UNITED STATES
You'll get two physical copies of each new issue shipped straight to your mailbox (both with a double-sided poster included, so you won't have to choose between which side to display!), and you'll also get the digital editions of each new release. [United States addresses only at this level.]
Pledge $9.99 or more per issue
THE DOUBLE PRINT + DIGITAL COMBO SUBSCRIPTION: CANADA
You'll get two physical copies of each new issue shipped straight to your mailbox (both with a double-sided poster included, so you won't have to choose between which side to display!), and you'll also get the digital editions of each new release. [Canadian addresses only at this level.]
Pledge $11.99 or more per issue
THE PRINT + DIGITAL COMBO SUBSCRIPTION: INTERNATIONAL
You'll get both a physical copy of each new issue shipped straight to your mailbox (with a double-sided poster included!), and you'll also get the digital editions of each new release. [This level's for addresses outside the United States and Canada.]