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Confirmed - Nintendo to fully skip gamescom 2012

Nintendo will fully skip this year's gamescom in Cologne, the publisher has confirmed to VG247

Confirmation follows a German-based report from Nintendo-Online.de (via Nintendo Universe) this afternoon.

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.

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