Latest Nintendo Direct Cancelled Due To Earthquake In Japan

Nintendo Direct cancelled because of Japanese earthquake

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Originally scheduled for midnight tonight in local time, the Direct has been postponed. The announcement dropped via way of Nintendo's official Twitter account.

Nintendo has cancelled today's planned Nintendo Direct presentation because of a major natural disaster in Hokkaido, Japan. Nintendo has not rescheduled the Direct, only saying that they will provide a "new date and time in the near future".

Many folks reported seeing Yoshi's Crafted World mentioned on the "You might also like..." section of the Nintendo website (thanks, Zalman). The 6.7 magnitude quake has killed at least seven people, with more than 150 injured and many missing. The epicenter was within Hokkaido's town of Atsuma, which is near the southern side of the island. It resulted in multiple landslides in the town of Atsuma and the city of Sapporo, plus widespread power cuts.

CNN reports that at least seven people have been confirmed dead and more than 200 have been injured in the quake. Ultimate Direct followed by the indie highlights presentation hosted exclusively by Nintendo UK then followed by the Nindies event that was just literally a week ago.

Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent natural disasters to hit Japan.

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Nintendo's live stream full of coverage on new and upcoming games coming to the Nintendo Switch platform will begin on September 6, which is tomorrow.

A traditional Direct focussing on first party titles is long overdue, as we didn't have one since E3. There aren't many upcoming 3DS games with solid release dates, but titles such as Etrian Odyssey Nexus and Shovel Knight: King of Cards could make an appearance.

The format holder confirmed that 20 NES games will be released alongside Switch Online, with Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros.

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