Nintendo has confirmed that it will be returning to European gaming exhibition Gamescom in 2013.

The Kyoto company sat out last year's event, which takes place in Cologne, Germany.

Tim Endres, Gamescom project manager at organiser Koelnmesse, is clearly happy with the news:

Nintendo's return is an absolute highlight for our community, exhibitors and trade visitors from around the world.

Exhibitors from 22 different countries have said they will also be attending the event, which runs from August 21st to 25th. These include Bethesda Softworks, Koch Media, Electronic Arts, Konami, Ubisoft, Warner Bros., CD Projekt and Mad Catz.