Nintendo Skips Gamescom 2024: Switch 2 Rumors and Absence Explained
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Nintendo Skips Gamescom 2024: Switch 2 Rumors and Absence Explained

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

With the gaming community eagerly anticipating the schedule for this year's Summer showcases, one major player has announced their absence from Gamescom 2024. Nintendo, known for its iconic franchises and innovative consoles, will not be attending the event in Cologne according to a statement from Games Wirtschaft.

While this news may come as a disappointment to fans who were hoping for exciting announcements and gameplay demos from the Japanese gaming giant, Nintendo has assured players that they will have opportunities to try out their latest games for the Nintendo Switch at other events throughout Germany.

It's worth noting that Nintendo attended Gamescom last year and even showcased tech demos for the rumored Nintendo Switch 2 behind closed doors. Reports suggest that these demos included an enhanced version of the critically acclaimed title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, running in stunning 4K resolution at 60 frames per second with faster load times. Additionally, attendees were treated to a demo of Epic Games' The Matrix Awakens, further fueling speculation about the capabilities of the rumored console.

Originally slated for a March reveal, the Nintendo Switch 2 announcement has reportedly been pushed back to June, with rumors hinting at a potential launch in the first quarter of 2025. This timeline could align with the release of Pokemon Legends: Z-A, a highly anticipated game set to launch in 2025.

As gamers eagerly await more information about Nintendo's next console and upcoming titles, it seems that this year's Gamescom may not provide any new revelations from the company. However, with the gaming landscape constantly evolving, fans should stay tuned for updates on the list of exhibitors and upcoming events in the months to come.

While Nintendo's absence at Gamescom 2024 may leave a void for some attendees, it also sets the stage for even more excitement and anticipation surrounding the future of gaming. As the industry continues to push boundaries and innovate, gamers can look forward to a host of new experiences and technologies on the horizon.


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