Here’s the explanation given by the Nintendo of America Twitter account,
“Due to the powerful earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, we have decided to delay this week’s planned Nintendo Direct. We will provide a new time and date in the near future. Thank you for your understanding.”
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the many civilians in Hokkaido, Japan, who were effected by this earthquake. We completely understand Nintendo’s reasoning behind the delay. Based on the information shared, it seems Nintendo‘s future Direct will cover the information shared in the announcement post they made on Twitter yesterday.
Here’s what the Nintendo of America Twitter account said prior to their message above,
I’m certain Nintendo’s Direct will come soon enough but the lives of others always comes first before anything. We hope everyone who was effected by this earthquake will receive all the love and support from loved ones and others. Even still, we’ll keep you updated when Nintendo shares news about their September Nintendo Direct.