Nintendo Reveals Big Names And Live Streams For Gamescom

With the big Gamescom event set to take place in Germany in a couple of weeks, developers and [...]


With the big Gamescom event set to take place in Germany in a couple of weeks, developers and publishers are revealing their plans for what's to come at the five-day showcase. And now, Nintendo has thrown its hat – or rather, its Cappy – into the ring.

The company has confirmed that it will bring two big games to the show – Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch and Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS. Considering both of them are coming up this fall, that's a pretty smart move.

And for those that aren't at the event, Nintendo will host special live streams featuring both games, with the developers talking about their creation process and providing a closer look at gameplay. The Super Mario Odyssey stream is set to take place on August 23rd at 6:00 AM PDT (you'll have to get up early, sorry), and the Metroid stream happens on Thursday, August 24th at 3:00 AM PDT (just stay up late at that point). The streams will be available on Nintendo of Europe's official YouTube channel.

While those games will be getting featured streams, those that attend the show will be able to check out other titles from the publisher's line-up for Nintendo Switch this year. This includes competitive units for Pokken Tournament DX, the Ubisoft collaborative strategy game Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle; the forthcoming role-playing adventure Xenoblade Chronicles 2; and the multi-character action game Fire Emblem Warriors. It'll be a good opportunity to see these games in action before they shuffle our way later this year, with Mario + Rabbids up first on August 29th.

There could also be a few surprises, but, for now, it appears the focus will be on revealed titles. The Metroid one will feature producer Yoshio Sakamoto and MercurySteam creative director Jose Luis Marquez; while the Mario one will feature producer Yoshiaki Koizumi. No word yet if the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto will make any kind of appearance, but, hey, we can hope, can't we?

We'll bring you the lowdown of any news that emerges from Gamescom during the five day event. There will likely be a few surprises, but we'll mostly get a better look at titles to see what they have to offer…which is fine by us!Ni