Nintendo Direct Delayed Due to Hokkaido Earthquake
The Nintendo Direct presentation scheduled for today has been delayed due to an earthquake in Japan, and will be aired sometime down the line.
Yesterday Nintendo announced a new Nintendo Direct presentation that was supposed to air today.
Earlier this morning a magnitude 6.7 struck the Japanese northern island of Hokkaido. According to NHK, the quake caused four deaths while dozens are still missing at the moment of this writing.
Due to this devastating earthquake, Nintendo decided to delay the livestream out of respect. A new date has not been announced, but the official Twitter account advises that it will be provided “in the near future.”
Due to the powerful earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, we have decided to delay this week’s planned Nintendo Direct. We will provide a new time and date in the near future. Thank you for your understanding. pic.twitter.com/z2p30QbC4I
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) September 6, 2018
At the moment, we don’t precisely know what the Nintendo Direct was supposed to showcase, besides the fact that it was about upcoming Switch and 3DS games.
Of course, we’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear about the new date, but for the moment all we can do is to wait for further information.