Back in March, Gamescom – the world’s busiest annual game show – confirmed that it will return as an in-person event this year, running from 24th to 28th August at Cologne’s Koelnmesse convention centre. Nintendo, however, will not be there.
Instead of “participating” in Cologne, Nintendo states that “instead, players will be able to try out the games for Nintendo Switch at numerous events throughout Germany”.
“Gamescom is a key event in Nintendo’s calendar of events,” Nintendo said in a statement to Games Wirtschaft (thanks, VGC). “This year, however, after careful consideration, we have decided against participating in Cologne.