Koelnmesse and The German Games Industry Association teased the return of a major company to this year’s Gamescom event. It has now been officially confirmed that the major company is none other than Nintendo. The Twitter handle for the event revealed earlier today that the tech giant Nintendo will be exhibiting at the event after a four-year absence.
Nintendo last attended the German mega-show in 2019, where it mainly showcased games scheduled for release later that year and also had a number of booths set up where visitors could try out some of the Nintendo games. Since Nintendo is the first major publisher to confirm its presence at the show and is making a return to the event, attendees can expect something exciting. However, it is too soon to tell what Nintendo has in mind for the event.
The major upcoming titles by Nintendo, including The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Pikmin 4, would have been out by the time Gamescom takes place, so Nintendo could have demos of these. Furthermore, since the Nintendo September Direct will take place after this event, the company will keep its major titles under wraps to reveal them later in the September Direct itself.
When it comes to possibilities, Nintendo might reveal something hardware-related. While the Nintendo Switch still got some spark, the console is now six years old, and it is past time for a new console to be announced or, at the very least, teased. However, only time will tell what the event has in store. Gamescom is scheduled for August and runs from August 22nd to August 27th.