The lights are on
[Update] Capcom has confirmed that the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 DLC slated to release today will not be delayed outside of Japan.
[Original Story] Following Square Enix's announcement that Final Fantasy XIV/XI severs have temporarily shut down to conserve power, and Konami following suit with Metal Gear Online, more consequences of Friday’s disaster are coming to light. As we’ve stressed previously, the ramifications on our entertainment industry are secondary to much larger and important battles Japan is currently facing.
In slightly more uplifting news, many game developers are stepping up and making sizable donations to aid outlets. Tecmo Koei has donated 10 million yen to the Japanese Red Cross, and Sega Sammy stepped up with 200 million yen. Nintendo added 300 million yen to the pot, Namco Bandai 100 million yen, and Sony 300 million yen.
If you’d like to make a donation of your own, a simple way for more tech-savvy readers is to text REDCROSS to 90999. This will tack a $10 donation onto your next phone bill.