Nintendo will be attending Gamescom 2023

by Danny Craig  · 
Nintendo will be attending Gamescom 2023

It has been confirmed that Nintendo will be attending this year’s Gamescom event, which will take place between August 23 and 27 in Cologne, Germany.

The details:

  • The official Gamescom Twitter account has confirmed that the Japanese gaming giant will be exhibiting in some capacity at the event as its first announcement, with more companies to follow in the coming weeks. Nintendo did not attend last year's event, so this will be the company's first in-person appearance at Gamescom since 2019.
  • Nintendo is expected to reveal some upcoming titles, given that its two most notable games this year, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Pikmin 4, will have already been released by August, leaving us all wondering what we'll see at the event. Although there has been some speculation about the Switch's successor, the console will likely only receive a confirmation if Nintendo decides to bring it up at all.
  • Nintendo was one of many companies said to be skipping the now-canceled E3 2023, claiming that it "doesn't have enough major releases ready to show that would justify significant event space," which seems odd given the company's upcoming appearance at Gamescom. It's also unclear whether Nintendo will hold its September Nintendo Direct, which has previously been reserved for some major announcements, or if the event will serve as a replacement or companion to it.

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