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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


  1. Original Heretic

    September 6, 2018 at 10:48

    Jeez, Japan is getting the short end a bit. For such a small nation to have so many disasters in recent times is downright horrible.


    • Dresden

      September 6, 2018 at 12:28

      Tells you a lot of the Japanese, that they persevered and prospered through so many earthquakes and wars on such a tiny piece of land for so many centuries.


  2. Magoo

    September 6, 2018 at 12:29

    Japan has been getting pummeled by nature lately. Especially the south. Storms caused a lot of destruction and landslides in June, whereafter they struggled through a heatwave while cleaning up. Then they were hit with a proper typhoon up north and now an earthquake.


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