Just recently, Pure Nintendo launched its digital magazine for Google Play. A week later, on February 8th, 2013, Pure Nintendo announced its release on iOS devices through the Apple store. You can watch the magazine's commercial on the link below.
The magazine will focus on all things Nintendo and be released as a bi-monthly magazine. The digital introductory rate will be $9.99 for a year, but the magazine is planned to be priced at $14.99 a year.
Because this is called an interactive magazine, readers will be able to use the touch tablet abilities to get even more out of their reading experience. Just from looking at the preview of the app in the Apple store, one of the pages shows Samus from Metroid. You can slide your finger across the screen to reveal more suits for Samus.
Justin Sharp, Editor-in-Chief of Pure Nintendo Magazine states in a press release:
"Pure Nintendo's launch on the Google Play marketplace was a huge success and we are expanding our digital initiative with the launch of the iOS Newsstand version today."
What I love about the release of this, is reintroducing magazines to a newer generation. As I am saddened by the end of some gaming magazines such as GamePro and Nintendo Power, it is nice to see something like this launch.
Perhaps magazines don't have to completely go away after all if app versions help keep the company alive. You can also purchase the print subscription of Pure Nintendo for $20, or go with the combo deal (print and digital version) for $25.
Previously, Pure Nintendo was a Kickstarter campaign, with a $20,000 goal. They surpassed this goal on Oct 11, 2012 at $22,386 with 258 backers.
Do you still read magazines, online or on print?