Nintendo a no-show
Gamescom is one of the biggest, if not the biggest gaming event in Europe, and it’s returning for a 2022 installment from August 24th to 28th, 2022. While there will no doubt be Switch games showcased, Nintendo themselves will not be present at the show.
Nintendo of Europe themselves confirmed that they’ll be a no-show at Gamescom 2022, instead opting to appear at a variety of other events. You can see Nintendo’s full statement on the matter below.
“Gamescom is a key event in Nintendo’s calendar of events. This year, however, after careful consideration, we have decided against participating in Cologne. Instead, players will be able to try out the games for Nintendo Switch at numerous events throughout Germany.
Events that have been firmly scheduled so far include roadshows with our Airstreamer [tour bus] and our [VW] Bulli, for example at locations such as the SWR Summer Festival and the Stuttgart Children and Youth Festival.
For Japan and video game fans, we have decided to participate in the Main Matsuri Japan Festival in Frankfurt as well as the DoKomi in Düsseldorf and the AnimagiC in Mannheim. Further tour stops and activities are being planned.
We look forward to seeing our fans again at many regional events.”