After a number of years of all-digital occasions, Gamescom is ready to return as a hybrid in-person/digital conference this August. The gaming conference is often one of many greatest on the planet, however it appears this 12 months’s present won’t function an look by Nintendo. Nintendo of Europe not too long ago confirmed to German outlet Games Wirtschaff (translated by Gaming Bolt) that it’ll not be collaborating. The corporate didn’t present a particular cause for the choice, however did state that Nintendo Switch‘s upcoming video games will seem at different occasions all through Germany this 12 months.
“Gamescom is a key occasion within the occasion calendar for Nintendo. This 12 months, nonetheless, after cautious consideration, we determined in opposition to collaborating in Cologne. As a substitute, gamers can check out the video games for Nintendo Change at quite a few Germany-wide occasions,” the assertion reads.
Nintendo has a number of main first-party video games slated to launch all through the remainder of the 12 months, together with Mario Strikers: Battle League, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Reside a Reside, Splatoon 3, and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. The corporate usually holds a Nintendo Direct presentation throughout E3 to disclose its plans via the remainder of the 12 months, however E3 has been cancelled this 12 months. Nintendo has made no bulletins a couple of potential presentation this month, leaving followers interested in the remainder of the corporate’s plans for 2022.
Hopefully, Nintendo will not preserve followers ready lengthy for extra data! Bayonetta 3 and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope had been each beforehand confirmed to launch this 12 months, however there was no data given about both recreation for fairly a while. The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was imagined to launch this 12 months, however was not too long ago delayed. This has led to rumors that Switch could receive a different Zelda release, such because the long-awaited HD remasters of Twilight Princess and The Wind Waker. This 12 months additionally marks the twentieth anniversary of Metroid Prime, and there have been several rumors about an HD remaster of that game, as properly. Hopefully, Nintendo will not preserve followers ready too lengthy to study the corporate’s plans for the remainder of the 12 months!
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