Nintendo has confirmed that its upcoming Wii U home console won’t be present at the Gamescom 2012 expo in August, promising that it will make up for it with various PR events open to the community throughout Europe.
Gamescom 2012 is set to be one of the biggest gaming conferences of the year that’s open to the public, so you can bet that lots of companies are eager to show off their latest products, whether they’re games or hardware.
Nintendo, however, won’t be among them, as the German branch of the Japanese company confirmed, via Games Industry
, that it won’t be bringing its long awaited Wii U
home console to the conference that takes place in Cologne.
"Although Gamescom is one of the most important fairs of the year for us, we've decided not to take part this year," said Nintendo Germany spokesperson Silja Gulicher.
Nintendo had quite a stand at Gamescom 2011 last year, showing off both the Wii and the newly released 3DS at that time. However, even if the Wii U was presented at E3 2011 in Los Angeles, it didn’t make the trip across the Atlantic, not even for media representatives.
The Japanese company intends, however, to delight its European fans with a variety of smaller gatherings that will be held across Europe this summer, and ahead of the Wii U’s launch.
"Instead we plan to broaden our post-E3 activities to introduce our retail and media partners to the Wii U and the newest titles for the Nintendo 3DS. On top of that, as part of the pan-European marketing, PR and event activities for later this year we are planning a whole array of events that will offer our fans the opportunity to try out our latest titles. We'll have more information about that soon."
Are you sad that you won’t get to try out the Wii U at Gamescom 2012 or are you looking forward to checking out other things in Cologne this August?