Nintendo Power was an official monthly news and strategy magazine covering Nintendo consoles and games. Nintendo published it until issue #222 (December 2007), when Nintendo contracted publishing duties to Future US, the U.S. subsidiary of British publisher Future.
The first issue published was July/August 1988 spotlighting the NES game Super Mario Bros. 2. In August, 2012, it was announced that the magazine would end it's 24-year publication run with its December 2012 issue which featured a New Super Mario Bros. U cover that was a homage to the first issue. It was one of the longest-running video game magazines in the United States and Canada.