Nintendo Switch fans might want to get a ticket to Gamescom, because the console is going to be highlighted in a big way.
Ahead of the rumoured Nintendo Direct presentation for August, the company has revealed its lineup for Gamescom.
Taking place in Cologne, Germany, the European gaming expo runs from August 21 until August 25.
Nintendo will showcase upcoming Switch exclusives like Super Mario Party and Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
“Visitors to Nintendo’s booth at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany this year are in for a treat, as they’ll be the first to try some of the fun new minigames in Super Mario Party, as well as being able to go hands-on with other upcoming Nintendo Switch software, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and more,” Nintendo explains.
Super Mario Party is said to take the board game mode back to its roots.
According to Nintendo, there’s even a strategical element thanks to the addition of individual Dice Blocks.
The post continues: “Additional game modes, such as Toad’s Rec Room that pairs up two Nintendo Switch consoles, plus the Online Mariothon minigame gauntlet, make this one party where everyone can enjoy themselves, and visitors to Nintendo’s booth in Hall 9 can try out five of the new minigames themselves as a taster of the fun that awaits.”
And Super Mario Party isn’t the only game on show at the event.
Other playable titles are said to include…
• EA SPORTS FIFA 19
• Dark Souls: Remastered
• Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
• DRAGON BALL FighterZ
• Starlink: Battle for Atlas
• Killer Queen Black
Nintendo has also announced plans to broadcast a series of videos live from the showfloor.
“Those who can’t attend the show in person can get a deeper look at a selection of already-announced upcoming games on Nintendo’s YouTube channel, with a series of videos recorded at its RedCube studio on the gamescom showfloor throughout the week.
“Fans can tune in to see new gameplay from a selection of games, including Super Mario Party, Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country, and DAEMON X MACHINA from Marvelous, featuring the game’s producer Kenichiro Tsukuda.”
It’s possible that more games will be revealed if the company holds a Direct conference ahead of Gamescom.