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Nintendo Confirmed for Appearance at gamescom 2014

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Major European expo on course to be bigger than ever

While much attention is lavished on the annual E3 festivities in Los Angeles, the largest European equivalent is gamescom — the organisers evidently prefer all lower case. An enormous event hosted in Cologne, Germany, it attracts many of the biggest players in the video game market; as it's also happening in Nintendo of Europe's homeland, it's unsurprising that the company frequently makes an appearance.

Last year Nintendo showed off a number of games and even set up a Nintendo Living Room, putting on a good show. In the course of a somewhat wordy press release for this year's gamescom festivities, meanwhile, Nintendo is confirmed as an exhibitor once again, having secured its space. The organisers seem to expect this year's event to be a big one, too, with boasts of a 50% increase in exhibitors over the equivalent registration period last year, and an increasingly multi-national list of companies.

You can see the video of Nintendo's booth at last year's event below. Meanwhile, gamescom 2014 will take place between 13 - 17th August, with tickets to go on sale via the official website from April onwards.

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shingi_70 said:

Gamescom has gotten bigger in the past few years to the point I'd say its more important than TGS.



bbve said:

Wait they don't have Wonderful 101 over there yet? They're missing out...



Dark-Link73 said:

@donkeykong64 Yeah it is. I don't know who's that guy sitting with him, but if you zoom in, you can faintly read the words "help me" written on the palm of his hand. LOL!



cookiex said:


Europe got Wonderful 101 before the U.S. The video in the article is from last year.



Peach64 said:

I love that this and Eurogamer Expo keep getting bigger and bigger each year. Spreads the major news out a bit from just E3 each year.



atomicjuicer said:

Ill be at Gamescom on the press day - seriously praying for some Metroid!

Come on e3 followed by playable gamescom!



unrandomsam said:

What was the one called that used to be in Earls Court (That was like the European E3 during say the SNES era).



Faustek said:

@Goginho @Dark-Link73 @ThomasBW84
You are not wrong but you are Wrong.

That's the true future of Nintendo, the new head honcho, the one the only true leader of what's to come. With his beautiful thick hair watercombed back, his mighty hand raised and his finger pointed to the sky
He will lead Nintendo console back to its glory days!

Yes I like Shibata-san more than everyone else.



MrGawain said:

What Shibata lacks in notoriety, he makes up for with a wonderful singing voice.

Something tells me with Gamescom and the apparent holding back of games for E3, Nintendo have decided to play the game this year.



Pod said:

It's interesting how Shibata for so many years haven't shown his face in public, but still agreed to join Reggie and Iwata in making the Nintendo Direct segments. He was visibly nerveous in the first couple videos, but seems to be enjoying himself more and more.



FullbringIchigo said:

they need to announce some big hitting games for the Wii U eg: Star Fox U or something

the Wii U is failing and Nintendo need to do something and quick (at this point they should probably rebrand the system and get a fresh start with it plus giving third partys more freedom with what they want to do with the system might help instead of insisting that the hard to program for gamepad has to be used in some way)

or maybe Nintendo could set up a division to handle Wii U ports of third party games and work with third party publishers to cover some of the cost? it would be expensive but it could work

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