In the UK, tomorrow’s newly announced Nintendo Direct will not be streamed out of respect for the late Queen Elizabeth II, unlike elsewhere.
As announced in a tweet (below), the Nintendo Direct will instead be uploaded as an on-demand video an hour after it’s been streamed in other regions. Of course, this doesn’t stop people in the UK from watching the stream. Nintendo’s main YouTube channel Accounts in other regions will continue to host Direct live as normal. There may be minor differences between regional versions of Directs, but seldom major differences between the US and UK.
As a sign of respect during this national mourning period, we will not be live streaming tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct.
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) September 12, 2022
Nintendo UK said, “Out of respect during this period of national mourning, we will not be live streaming tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct.” It will be published as demand.”
Following the news of her death last week, various members of the gaming and entertainment industry in the UK and abroad paid tribute to the late monarch on social media. Rockstar Games, Team 17 and Sumo Group gave tributes.
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