Nintendo will fully skip this year's gamescom in Cologne, the publisher has confirmed to VG247
It'll instead focus on sampling events around Germany with Wii, 3DS and Wii U ahead of the latter's release later this year.
"Whilst Gamescom is a fantastic show, we have taken the decision not to attend this year’s event," said Nintendo in a statement.
"We are planning a number of sampling events throughout Germany in which our fans will have the opportunity to play upcoming Nintendo 3DS, Wii and Wii U titles.
"Further details will be announced soon."
Nintendo Germany has always attended the show in some form with a booth and local media appointments, with Nintendo UK skipping the show.
Gamescom takes place between August 15-18.