THQ Nordic has issued a light-hearted press release detailing its reasons for skipping E3 this year.

According to the PR, THQ Nordic's team have decided that it doesn't want to miss any of this year's World Cup - which is being held in Russia - and therefore won't be displaying its wares at E3.

Here's the full PR:

It is with great regret that we at THQ Nordic must report that we will be unable to miss a single moment of this great sporting event. Therefore, we will be forced to stay in our lovely Viennese beer gardens, blowing the froth off a couple, watching football and one or two cool press conferences on Twitch (looking at you, Devolver) instead of rocking it ourselves.

We have to admit, we are going to miss our 9 AM pint of beer in the "Ye Olde King’s Head" Pub in Santa Monica, where they show all matches live, but with the World Cup being held in Russia, it would mean a 7 AM beer – that’s too early, even for Austrians, let alone the Swedes.

We are looking forward to presenting all our great upcoming games like Darksiders 3, Biomutant, Fade to Silence or Wreckfest and even some unannounced titles for the first time at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany and shortly after at PAX West in Seattle.

Perhaps THQ Nordic will have some Switch-related stuff to show off at Gamescom also? Let us know what you think by posting a comment.