Following the magnitude 8.9 earthquake off the coast of Honshu today and the subsequent damage to the Tokyo Big Sight convention center, the organizers of Reitaisai have announced that the event (which would have taken place tomorrow and included the release of the Touhou 13 demo) has been cancelled. An announcement on the official Reitaisai website states that the organizers are looking at possibly hosting a replacement event in the future, but the timing or even whether such an event will take place are still uncertain.
As to what this means for the release of the Touhou 13 demo, no one is certain. We’ll be keeping an eye on ZUN’s blog and Twitter, and will keep you updated as we get more information. In the meantime, our thoughts go out to the victims of the quake.
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