Nintendo cancels Direct livestream after Japanese earthquake
The company can't escape nature.
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Nintendo canceled its Thursday livestream announcement about Switch and 3DS games following a powerful earthquake in Japan.
The company, which is headquartered in Kyoto, planned to show 35 minutes of details on forthcoming games until a magnitude 6.7 earthquake jolted Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido overnight. At least seven are dead, dozens are missing and 3 million homes are without power.
"Due to the powerful earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, we have decided to delay this week's planned Nintendo Direct," the company tweeted. "We will provide a new time and date in the near future. Thank you for your understanding."
The company plans to release 20 free NES games for subscribers of the service, which costs $3.99 a month or $20 a year. The service is expected to go live in the second half of September.
First published Sept. 5 at 3:35 p.m. PT. Updated, Sept. 6 at 5:15 a.m. PT: Notes that the livestream has been canceled following the quake. Latest update, at 9:08 a.m. PT: Adds typhoon impact on headquarters logo.