There's quite a lot of hype around Gamescom right now, with Microsoft and Sony in the process of presenting or preparing E3-style briefings for the event in Cologne. Nintendo, as is always the case with this event, is simply attending with a booth, yet has taken the opportunity today to release a slick new trailer — almost eight minutes long — that shows off exciting upcoming exclusives for the Wii U.

It's a mixture of titles coming this year and those previously confirmed for 2015, along with some choice picks of games already on the market. That means it swings from titles such as Mario Kart 8, to close arrivals like Hyrule Warriors, through to undated games for next year such as Splatoon and The Legend of Zelda. There are a lot of games coming, and these are just first-party and a few selected third-party efforts; it's a welcome reminder that a year from now hashtags like #wiiudroughtaid may not be required.

Nintendo UK is pushing its own hashtag with this video, however — #TheTimeIsNow. Check it out below and let us know what you think; does this get you hyped for the year ahead on Wii U?

Bear in mind that release dates and windows in this video are for Europe, thanks to Max Criden for the heads up.