Today's Nintendo Direct presentation postponed due to major earthquake in Japan

Nintendo says a new time and date for the broadcast will be shared in the near future

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • September 6, 2018 at 6:29 a.m. PDT

Today's Nintendo Direct has been postponed. The company took to social media and their official website this morning to let fans know of the delay.

Nintendo has stated that the broadcast has been postponed due to the major earthquake that took place in Hokkaido, Japan early this morning.

"Due to the powerful earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, we have decided to delay this week’s planned Nintendo Direct," Nintendo wrote. "We will provide a new time and date in the near future. Thank you for your understanding."

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the northern island of Hokkaido Thursday that led to multiple deaths and left more than 150 people injured, CNN reports. The earthquake caused landslides that "buried a large number of homes at the foot of a ridge."

According to Hokkaido Electric Power Company, power in nearly 3 million homes has been lost. The earthquake follows closely after Typhoon Jebi, which caused massive destruction earlier this week and is said to be the most powerful storm Japan has seen in 25 years.

Once Nintendo provides more information on the new time and date for the Nintendo Direct, we will have the latest updates here on EventHubs.

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