Game Developers Conference Europe will be held this August in Cologne, Germany - just before Gamescom starts in the very same city - and Nintendo has announced it will be attending the event.

This will be the very first time Nintendo has made an appearance at GDC Europe and the company has added two special sessions, although as of this moment we do not know what they will be about. Could Nintendo have something spectacular up its sleeve? We'll have to wait until GDC reveals more details, which will happen before the conference takes place.

Other firms in attendance include Havok, Google and Epic Games, the company behind the Unreal Engine technology.

GDC Europe will commence on 19th August and will finish on the same day Gamescom starts - 21st August.

Nintendo did not participate at Gamescom last year but it has already confirmed it definitely will be turning up this time around in what will now be a long week for the company. Other developers and publishers attending Gamescom include Ubisoft, Koch Media, Electronic Arts, Warner Bros., Konami and Bethesda Softworks.