For the usually xenophobic Nintendo, attending many games conventions to show off their goods hasn't been one of their strong points. This just in though- Nintendo wants to change that. It's attending the Gamescom convention a week from now, and they're showing off stuff for some of their most anticipated games there! Hopefully some new trailers- I can't wait to see more of Skyward Sword and Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Here's the official Nintendo announcement.
NINTENDO SHOWCASES TRADITION AND INNOVATION AT GAMESCOM
Anticipated new releases including The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword featuring Wii MotionPlus and Metroid: Other M playable on show floor
Nintendo will kick off this year’s gamescom trade fair in Cologne on 18th August with a mixture of traditional classics and innovative games. Offering something for everyone, Nintendo’s booth at gamescom will be dedicated to games that will certainly cater for all tastes. From legendary franchises like Mario and Zelda to the exciting and innovative Wii Party, Nintendo offers a range of titles to get family and friends playing together all over the globe.
Charles Martinet – the voice of Nintendo’s plucky plumber, Mario, and many other Nintendo characters for more than 20 years, will be present at the show, where guests can play all of the Mario games that have ever appeared for Wii and Nintendo DS, including the latest cosmic funfest Super Mario Galaxy 2. Visitors to the Nintendo stand will not only be able to get their hands on an exciting range of upcoming game titles – including The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Metroid: Other M, Donkey Kong CountryTM Returns, Wii Party and many others – but popular TV celebrity Tim Feldner will be on hand to provide fun and excitement.
In fact, anyone planning on visiting the Nintendo booth in Cologne can look forward to an altogether engaging experience playing some of the most fun and exciting games in motion- and handheld gaming from both Nintendo and third-party publishers on Wii and Nintendo DS. Nintendo-published games available to experience on the showfloor include....
Okay that's enough of that, it's a long article, and from the front paragraphs we pretty much know what they'll be showing- bombshell after bombshell of what made their show at E3 this year so successful. All the core games that fans want! Metroid Other: M and Skyward Sword will definitely hog the show, but don't forget everything else!
I was hoping for a mention of Flingsmash though. Please don't make it too obscure.