Nintendo‘s got big plans for Gamescom this year it seems, having released a long list of games and events that will be present at their booth when the event kicks off later this week. As you’d expect, more details for this year’s Pokemon Sun and Moon will undoubtedly be one of the highlights, especially as Nintendo are promising new gameplay provided by none other than Game Freak’s Shigeki Morimoto.
Other upcoming titles to be present include Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Mario Party: Star Rush, both of which will be playable.
With so many highly-anticipated 3DS games on the way in the near future, Nintendo‘s capitalizing on the fact by releasing several new 3DS colors for Europe, as well as two new 2DS bundles for Style Savvy: Fashion Forward and Yo-Kai Watch.
The entire press release is far too extensive to detail here, but we’ve picked out some of the highlights for you to digest (via My Nintendo News) below.
After battling each other over the last few weeks, only four teams remain in the ESL’s Splatoon Showdown tournament. The ESL, the world’s largest eSports company, will host the finals in co-operation with Nintendo on the Beta stage of the ESL arena in Hall 9 at gamescom on 17th August from 15:00 CEST
Want to rediscover a Wii U game you missed the first time around? Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World, and Mario Party 10 will become the latest additions to the Nintendo Selects range for Wii U, representing some of the console’s most popular games, having sold a combined total of over 2 million units across Europe to date. These latest Nintendo Selects titles will release on 30th September.
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon
The latest entries in the long-running monster-catching series will be played live on stage by Game Freak’s Shigeki Morimoto.
New Nintendo 3DS XL colors
Still don’t have a 3DS? Want to add to your collection? From November 11, Pearl White, Orange + Black, and Pink + White 3DS systems will be available for purchase.
Nintendo 2DS bundles
Two new bundles were announced for release on October 7. A blue Nintendo 2DS pre-installed with the original Yo-kai Watch as well as a pink 2DS pre-installed with Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 – Fashion Forward (NA title: Style Savvy: Fashion Forward)
Mario Party: Star Rush
New 3DS Mario Party will release in Europe on October 7, in Australia on October 8, and November 4 in North America. For the first time, the game that promises to have more strategy and features such as simultaneous turn-taking will be playable by fans.
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
Speaking of games Japan goes nuts for, the remake of Dragon Quest VII will be shown, streamed, and playable. Dragon Quests fans should call in sick on September 16 in Europe and North America. September 17 for Australians.
Gamescom officially begins tomorrow, August 17 for members of the press, with doors opening to the public a day later. Be sure to check back with us throughout the week for the latest news, reveals and announcements that trickle out on the show floor.