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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!



Surprise! While rumors strongly suggested Nintendo's next major Mario announcement would reveal remasters of several past Super Mario adventures, it's actually Paper Mario that has cut in line with fresh news first! The all-new Paper Mario: The Origami King is hitting the Switch on July 17, and before it hits store shelves, the NF team will make sure a Paper Mario-themed July/August edition hits your mailbox!

We've got an extra goodie in the works for this one too, so stay tuned for details on that! (A bonus for the print version!) We'll reveal more info soon!

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 21, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. You don't want to miss out on this special NF edition!





One of the greatest JRPGs of the Wii era – well, who am I kidding, one of the greatest JRPGs of all eras – is being reborn on the Nintendo Switch. The arrival of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is looming larger than the imposing presence of the Mechonis in the distance, and we're going to dive back into that incredible world created by Monolith Soft and prepare the way for fans old and new to get hyped for Shulk's famous adventure.

Then, taking our cue from his famous multi-functional sword the Monado, we'll also count down the all-time best swords from throughout video game history, as well as debut a new article series that looks back on retro classics that have never been revisited after their original releases. We've also got an exclusive interview with Jonathan Lavigne of Tribute Games, who's been kind enough to supply us with some killer wall poster art from the upcoming Panzer Paladin! (See below.)

In order to get on the mailing list for this issue, you need to click that Become a Patron button and select your pledge tier before Sunday, April 19 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern. Don't miss out!

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 20, 2020 at 1:00 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 NF #46 will ship with a double-sided wall poster! This time around you'll get the original key art from Xenoblade Chronicles on one side (printed clean, with no logos or anything obscuring the epic image of the Monado and the Mechonis), and on the reverse is the never-before-seen Panzer Paladin art mentioned above. Lookin' sharp!





Nearly seven years have passed since the release of the last mainline Animal Crossing series sequel, and we're long overdue for a real return to the world of living next door to ducks, dogs and deer! Luckily, the long-awaited Switch sequel is now just over the horizon: Animal Crossing: New Horizons! We'll celebrate its impeding arrival with a new NF issue dedicated to all things AC, revisiting the history of the famous franchise and preparing you all to leap into an all-new island living lifestyle in the new game. (I don't suppose there's any way we can go ahead and bank some Bells in advance, right? Not looking forward to being indebted to the Nook family again . . . )

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 24, 2020 at 6:00 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.



We're also cooking up a special surprise to include in this particular issue . . . a new, exclusive Limited Run Games trading card will be packaged with every physical copy! We first partnered with LRG two years ago, when we got to exclusively announce the port of Night Trap for Nintendo Switch and exclusively distribute two Night Trap trading cards alongside NF Issue #33. Now the partnership is back again, and this time the trading card will promote WayForward's upcoming Switch release, Vitamin Connection!



Here's a photo of one of the cards! Note that this is officially #532 in the Limited Run Games trading card set! Snagging a copy of this NF issue is the only way to get it, so don't miss out!

Finally, as always, print copies of NF #45 will ship with a double-sided wall poster! This time around we're printing the posters at an extra large size: 32 inches wide by 18 inches tall. (We haven't done a really big poster in a while, so we figured why not now?) You'll get the key art from Animal Crossing: New Horizons on one side, and the key art from Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX on the reverse.





The dawn of NF's eighth year is nearly upon us, and 2020 is going to be a big one! To kick things off, we'll be immediately turning our attention to the city of Tokyo. Why? Well, one, because the Summer Olympics will be taking place there in 2020, and we've got a fresh Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games sequel to review for you. Two, Nintendo's bringing Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE to the Switch in January with a new Encore edition. Three, we've got our very own Tony Ponce ready to regale you all with tales of his three years living in Japan, which should particularly help out any prospective travelers who (four) are considering a trip to Tokyo to visit the new Super Nintendo World, which opens in just a few more months! Altogether, we're going to have a great time shining the spotlight on the dream destination for all gamers!

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 15, 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.




For the double-sided wall poster this time, you'll get the key art from Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore on one side, then an actual in-game object on the other: an idol poster featuring Tiki!






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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Let's shoot for the next milestone together! If we surpass 4500 patrons, we'll add an extra wall poster to not one, but two upcoming issues, and we'll let our patrons choose what both of them will be! Do you want more official artwork? More original works from our NF artists? A full set of pixel-perfect maps depicting the entire range of mountains from 1985's Ice Climber? All options will be on the table, and the patrons will decide!
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