Nintendo has been keen to ahead of Gamescom opening to the public with a range of announcements for Europe, covered in other articles, and has also outlined its plans for the show itself. If you are heading along to the world's biggest gaming expo this weekend in Cologne, Nintendo is keen to keep you entertained.
Based in Hall 9, the Nintendo booth will unsurprisingly have a focus on Super Mario Maker, and the first 111 fans to show up on Thursday at noon dressed as Mario, while clutching a Mario amiibo, will win a goodie bag for the game - because why not? The booth will also have regular contest for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
There's a treat related to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, with codes being given to attendees that'll unlock two of four special 'mon picked by Game Freak's Shigeki Morimoto - these are Aromatisse, Bouffalant, Malamar and Sableye.
The full line-up of playable games is also confirmed, which includes a chance to try out some exciting indie games, while Xenoblade Chronicles X will be playable in Europe for the first time. The list is below.
Wii U Retail Games
- Mario Kart 8
- Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
- Skylanders SuperChargers
- Star Fox Zero
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Super Mario Maker
- Xenoblade Chronicles X
3DS Retail Games
- Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash
- Little Battlers eXperience
- Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
Wii U eShop Games
- Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians
- Extreme Exorcism
- FAST Racing NEO
- Mighty No. 9
- Soul Axiom
- Year Walk
3DS eShop Games
Plenty happening at Gamescom, then, and it's pleasing to see support for 'Nindies' on the official booth once again.
Let us know if you're heading to the event and, if you are, good luck - it'll be a bit busy.