Our exciting 100th issue of the Official Nintendo Magazine is well underway. Hitting on September 25th, it contains all manner of contributions from legends of the gaming industry but none as special as those from Shigeru Miyamoto himself.
He's been generous enough to grant us an exclusive interview to chat about Nintendo's past and present. We know what you're thinking: "yeah, that's cool and all but you're not the first and you won't be the last".
The icing, cherry, chocolate sauce and gold figurines on this rather delectable cake are what makes this issue special. Subscribers will find a very different looking magazine slipping through their letterbox as the cover artwork has been drawn by none other than Mr Miyamoto's fair hand!
Fancy owning a cover where a Pikmin hands a star over to Mario? Of course you do.
Mr Miyamoto is an extremely busy man (who would've thought?) and is rarely able to contribute to anything outside of his own games, so the fact that he's been able to contribute so generously is AMAZING.
It was a dream of ours that he would magically appear in the office and write the review of Wind Waker HD but unfortunately, even though we suggested it on the Next Month page, he will not be guest editing.
One day we will make our dream comes true but hopefully the hand-drawn artwork on the cover will decorate subscribers' walls for years to come and the other amazing content in the mag will make you forgive our little slip-up..
In typical Chinese Whispers fashion the words on our Next Month page have morphed into mini monsters.To clarify, we will NOT be announcing Shigeru Miyamoto's new game in ONM100.We will also not be announcing any new Nintendo game and we will not be discovering the last remaining Dodo.
As described above, Shigeru Miyamoto has made a massively significant contribution to our issue 100 but he will now not be guest editing.
As always, the news story that goes up on the day of launch will always describe exactly what is and isn't in the latest issue and we would like to retract the four words that have appeared on the Next Month page.
We apologise to those of you who got really excited by these few words and we even apologise to the people who have read misleading stories that have simply been made up from nothing.
ONM100 hits the shelves with an awesome Miyamoto-san feature (as well as a tonne of other specially themed interviews from industry legends) on September 25th.
The brand new ONM99, however, is with subscribers now and hits UK shelves on August 28th.