Nintendo has recently announced that it will not be attending Gamescom 2022.
The game company shared the statement with media outlet Games Wirtschaft to explain their reason for not attending the upcoming event. Gamescom is an event held to celebrate technology and gaming in Cologne, Germany. It is actually coming back this year after a two-year break.
“Gamescom is a key event in Nintendo’s calendar of events,” starts the statement. “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.”
Gamescom 2022 will be happening on August 24 until August 28, 2022.