There was going to be a Nintendo Direct on September 6, but after a powerful earthquake struck Hokkaido, Japan, Nintendo has decided to postpone the planned Direct.
The planned Direct was meant to be taking place today, right around 6 pm EST. Now, Nintendo has stated in the tweet just below that the event has been postponed, but the company will be revealing a new date and time for the Direct "in the near future."
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. pic.twitter.com/IITgJFtzubNintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 6, 2018
CNN reports that at least four people have been killed in the 6.7 magnitude quake, but this rating was later revised to 7.0. This follows on from the news of the devastating typhoon Jebi which struck Japan earlier this week, burying large portions of the Kansai region underwater.
We'll make sure to report back on any further news for the Nintendo Direct, as soon as Nintendo announces any new details.