The cover of the next issue of Nintendo Magazine has been revealed. Its subject this season is none other than Splatoon 3. Now a pillar franchise for the company, and Inkling and their Little Buddy are front and center on the Winter 2022 issue cover. The magazine goes up for free at game stores in Japan this week. A digital edition will be available on the Nintendo website by December 1, 2022.
Check out the cover below.
現在、店頭配布用カタログ冊子『ニンテンドーマガジン 2022 winter』（無料）を、TVゲーム取扱店へ順次発送しております。今週末までには全国のTVゲーム取扱店にお届けできる予定です。また、『ニンテンドーマガジン2022 winter』のデジタル版を12月1日（木）に任天堂ホームページで公開いたします。 pic.twitter.com/zCsZ31z5e9
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) November 28, 2022
The Nintendo Magazine 2022 Winter issue is, like all other issues of the publication, mainly a marketing tool to promote new and upcoming games as well as merchandise for Nintendo’s brands. The merchandise can be ordered for delivery, or often found in places like Nintendo’s Tokyo and Osaka superstores.
Though Nintendo Magazine is in Japanese, international fans who can’t read the language may be in luck as well. In recent months, Nintendo has taken the extra step of translating excerpts from the catalog into English for global consumption.
For example, you can check out translated pages from the Nintendo Magazine Summer 2022 issue at this link. The link contains 28 localized pages promoting games like Nintendo Switch Sports, Ring Fit Adventure, Splatoon 3, and more. A special feature on Kirby and the Forgotten World, as well as for Kirby‘s 30th anniversary are also shown, along with a Super Mario Strikers personality quiz.
The Winter 2022 edition of Nintendo Magazine releases on December 1, 2022 in Japan. A translated edition may follow sometime after.