With the death of the long-time running magazine Nintendo Power in July of 2012, for the first time in 24 years there was no Nintendo-dedicated magazine in the US. In 2013 Nintendo Force was born. Unlike Nintendo Power this magazine is bi-monthly and is independent of Nintendo. The Magazine has now gone to Kickstarter to help assure they have the funds to print, package and send out their 2014 physical issues.
The campaign is asking $49,000 to help fund them for another year. Only 30 minutes after start of the campaign they had already received over $8,800, with 45 more days to go. There are currently 3 known stretch goals: a Fold-Out Poster March/April Issue (52k), Production Budgets for all issues (59k), and a Fold-Out Poster May/June (62k). As a celebration for the campaign's launch, Nintendo Force is selling its January/February issue for the next 40 hours at the reduced price of 99 cents for the Digital and $4.99 for the physical version.