Tonight’s Nintendo Direct has been postponed following devastating earthquake

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There was supposed to be a new Nintendo Direct tonight, which many believe would have been to showcase the new Online services, and perhaps the latest version of the Switch’s operating system. Originally scheduled for midnight tonight in local time, the Direct has been postponed.

It’s all because of the massive earthquake which hit Hokkaido, Japan. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake has claimed the lives of at least seven people and buried many homes under landslides. More than 150 people have been injured, and more than 3 million homes have been left without power following the destructive quake.

The earthquake comes after a massive typhoon hit Kyoto, where Nintendo’s headquarters are located. The storm has been called the “most powerful storm in 25 years” in Japan, killing at least 10 people, and knocking the big N from the Big N’s Kyoto headquarters.

It’s only understandable then that the Direct has been delayed.

We understand, Nintendo.

Last Updated: September 6, 2018

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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