Capcom’s confirmed on its European blog that it will not be attending gamescom next month.
The news was first reported by a German website last night, with the publisher insisting that it “cannot justify” showing off a handful of titles like Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes and Dead Rising 2, the latter of which is still to be rated by the German ratings board, the USK.
“GamesCom allows publishers and developers an excellent opportunity to promote their titles to both consumers and media,” it mentions in the blog.
“Therefore when taking the decision to exhibit we must weigh up what we can offer both of these groups at that time. In the case of consumers we feel it makes sense for them to experience the titles that will be available in stores over the next few months and right now we have confirmed two titles for release between August and the end of the year – Dead Rising 2 and Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes.”
It goes on to add: “As you are probably aware the first Dead Rising was banned in Germany and as we are still awaiting a verdict from the USK for Dead Rising 2 it would be remiss of us to promote the sequel to consumers in Germany. While Sengoku Basara is a great title we cannot justify solely exhibiting this one game.”
Capcom is only the second publisher to confirm its no-show from the Cologne event: Sega confirmed to VG247 a couple of weeks ago that it also wouldn’t be attending, citing the reason as a “commercial decision.”
gamescom takes place between August 18-22.