It is a sad day for Nintendo’s Korean branch. Due to loss of profit over the last four years, Nintendo of Korea has laid off 80 percent of its employees as part of its large-scale restructuring, and now, out of the 50 employees that it had, only ten remain. The now-small group of people working for the branch are also expected to be moving to a smaller building outside of Seoul, and make that their new headquarters.

This immense change and loss of employees almost forced the branch to shut down, but luckily it did not have to suffer such consequences.

Upcoming Korean Nintendo releases for this year include Kirby: Planet Robobot, Hyrule Warriors Legends, Fire Emblem Fates, Majora’s Mask 3D, and Pokémon Sun & Moon.

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