Yesterday Nintendo announced plans for yet another Nintendo Direct presentation. The 35-minute video about upcoming 3DS and Switch games was planned to air tonight, September 6th, at 3:00 PM Pacific / 6:00 PM Eastern, but that is no longer the case. Nintendo announced today that they are delaying the Direct due to the damage caused by a recent earthquake in Japan.
Japan’s northern island, Hokkaido, was struck by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake yesterday, and the tremors triggered a series of landslides, causing further damage. At this time, over 150 people have been reported as injured, and at least seven have perished with dozens of others currently missing. Over 3 million homes lost power, and many others were damaged.
At this time, Nintendo has not announced a new release date for the Direct. However, they say it will be “in the near future,” so the wait shouldn’t be too long.
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/IITgJFtzub
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 6, 2018