We are not really in the business of posting about world news but this to me is too important and close to home enough (Nintendo is in Japan) for us not to mention. Early this morning (ET Time) a massive 8.9 earthquake hit 231 miles off the coast of Tokyo, Japan. After shocks of 7.1 were felt in Japan. The National Weather service declared a Tsunami warning for 50 countries.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan. You can find more info at your local news agency like CNN, BBC and so on. Thank you for letting me take some time out of the Nintendo news to talk about this.

It seems like some Japanese game developers are taking to twitter to communicate to everyone that they are ok. Masahiro Sakurai, Suda 51, and Hideo Kojima both have reported being ok and little damage to their office.

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Nintendo and Capcom makes statements about their staff HERE.