The folks behind Switch Player Magazine have had a good run with their little mag. It’s been running since the Nintendo Switch launched in 2017 and while it is still going quite well, the team will be expanding to a whole new bigger magazine. Bigger not only in size but in range as well. The new Sister Mag is Ninty Fresh Magazine and will cover Nintendo as a whole from the NES to the Nintendo Switch and beyond.
With some many physical Nintendo Magazines no longer in existence around the world, Ninty Fresh hopes to fill the void in the market for those that still enjoy reading a physical magazine. There is currently a Kickstarter campaign to help get the first issue of the ground and in print. The starting goal is for £2,000 which at the time of writing has already been met and then some. For £5, you can reserve yourself a physical copy of the magazine. If you would like to check out the other rewards, you can find them here.
Here is what the SGM team hope to do with the magazine:
Our intention is to bring a range of enjoyable content in each issue. With editorials looking at the latest big Nintendo story, what’s happened since the last Nintendo magazines, huge cover features as well as system recaps and informative interviews, all interwoven with amazing artwork, the latest reviews and even some fun and games! Oh, and fan content. We want your stuff. Letters (or emails), tweets, questions, artwork – all that sort of thing. We will be in touch closer to the launch with more details about those bits.
We’ve already got an interview with former NOM Editor Tim Street, the legendary Chris Scullion, who has written a massive NES encyclopaedia, has written a NES retrospective, and we have a feature/retro review on why The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker was incredible. These things are already written and in place.
This year also sees the celebration of 35 years of Super Mario, so it seemed timely to dedicate a huge section to Mario’s history. Everything for this first issue is either in progress, already completed or is awaiting release (reviews); we’d say around 50% of the content is already prepared. We’ve also reached out to other former Nintendo magazine writers and collectively they’ve written around 1000 words for the feature.