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For video game fans, early June can often feel like a holiday in-and-of itself, with plenty of game announcements across the board setting up the year to come. Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, however, plans have already fallen apart for major events like E3, and now it’s sounding like even Nintendo’s customary digital presentation is going to be affected.

The rumor comes from Venture Beat’s Jeff Grubb, who was previously spot on with last month’s indie show and Direct. In the new report, it’s claimed that Nintendo has been reaching out to partner developers to confirm that there will be no Nintendo Direct in June. Supposedly, it’s due to Japan’s work-from-home order causing complications, with technology hurdles and general work ethics making it difficult to make such a production. It doesn’t rule out announcements via other methods, however.

Of course it’s still a rumor, but given these turbulent times it seems very possible. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on future announcements.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.