supermega Nintendo Direct scheduled for June been canceled
Nintendo usually holds Direct to match E3
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It is reported that Nintendo is informing its development partners that complications associated with working at home in Japan mean that its Nintendo Direct schedule should be moved back. Since 2013, Nintendo has released the June Direct, working in tandem with E3, giving the company a chance to demonstrate what will happen next on its digital platforms. Until 2013, Nintendo held annual stage presentations around the same time.
The June event was to unveil a schedule for the release of the first installment of Nintendo for the remainder of 2020, which marked the release of the 35th anniversary of the Mario franchise.
Nintendo originally planned to host a physical event at E3 this year, but when the show was canceled due to COVID-19 complications, Nintendo reportedly looked for other ways to celebrate the plumber’s 35th birthday (he looks older than 35, tbf).
As GamesRadar previously reported, it looks like Nintendo was planning on releasing some classic Mario Switch 3D games as part of the celebration. If this is true, we will have to wait longer for any announcements about this.
Perhaps Japan’s professional culture does not lend itself to the easily adaptable “work at home” model, which suggests that “a number of companies were not ready for such a shift.”
A link to an article from the Washington Post refers to the report explaining that “the work culture in Japan requires constant personal communication, partly in order to show respect. Employees are usually ranked by the hours they spent, rather than by the results. trust your employees to work from home, and many companies are simply not set up for telework. ”