Last week longtime gamers were delighted to find out that the first 13 years of Nintendo Power were available to read online for free, in a nostalgic move that seemed to line up with the upcoming release of the mini NES. However, that apparently was not the case and Nintendo themselves had nothing to do with the issues being uploaded.
As a result, Nintendo has removed every single issue that had been uploaded for everyone to read. While the landing page for the archive of the magazines still exists, all of that content is now gone. There was no official word regarding why this happened, as the archive was simply there one minute and gone the next.
Nintendo has a reputation for taking down or targeting the uploading of any of their content, as they have been the subject of much controversy with people uploading Nintendo gameplay on YouTube. It remains to be seen whether or not they will ever clarify what happened with the removal of the Nintendo Power archive, as for now we’re completely in the dark.
The Nintendo Classic Mini is still set to launch later this year, with a release date of November 11th and a price tag of $59.99. The console is set to come pre-loaded with 30 games, though buyers will not have the ability to add more games to the console down the line.