According to inside sources for Kotaku and later confirmed by Nintendo, the company have closed two of their North American studios. Both the Toronto and Redwood City California offices are now closed leaving around 100 employees in limbo.
Nintendo have since come out to confirm these rumors are true and will relocate an undisclosed amount of employees to the offices in Vancouver and Redmond. Stating:
Nintendo of America headquarters are in Redmond, WA, and Vancouver, BC. We are moving more of our employees and operations into those headquarters and will be closing small satellite offices in Toronto, ON, and Redwood City, CA, over time.
Devon Pritchard, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and Publisher Relations for Nintendo of America (NOA), will assume interim leadership of Sales, Marketing and Communications following the departure of Nick Chavez. Ms. Pritchard will oversee strategy and execution of sales, marketing and communications across the U.S. and Canada.