Gamescom: Nintendo to feature Luigi’s Mansion, Witcher III, and more

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With the month of August comes Europe’s biggest gaming expo in the form of Gamescom. This year’s trade fair in Cologne, Germany, will once again see publishers and developers come together to showcase their upcoming wares. In Nintendo of Europe’s case, the company has just announced their lineup of Nintendo Switch games coming to the show floor later this month. If you happen to be near the Koelnmesse exhibition center, demos will be available for the following:

  • Astral Chain
  • Daemon X Machina
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Pokémon Sword & Shield
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • The Witcher III: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition

A packed 2019 lineup

On that note, Gamescom will be the first time gamers can go hands-on with The Witcher III for the Switch. The port for the award-winning 2015 action RPG was officially announced during the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct after constant rumors. Developer CD Projekt Red earned a ton of goodwill from fans when they confirmed the entire game will fit into a 32GB Switch cartridge, without requiring additional internet downloads at launch.

Nintendo of Europe also confirmed that they will publish a series of videos highlighting most of these titles between August 20 to August 22, featuring never-before-seen gameplay. If you intend to try these games out for yourself, then Gamescom 2019 in Cologne is the place to be from August 20 to the 24th.

With Nintendo’s Gamescom lineup all due for release between this month and the end of 2019, my wallet is already feeling the heat just by looking at that list of quality titles. Which of these are you most excited to see showcased? Will you be in Germany for Gamescom? Are you excited to finally see The Witcher III in action on the Switch? Let us know in the comments!


Jeffrey McDonell
I'm just a hobbyist freelancer who writes for fun, previously under Gamnesia and The Sonic Stadium. I grew up on Nintendo consoles since the Game Boy Advance and GameCube—with standouts like Sonic, Mario, and Zelda defining my childhood—and am especially fond of video game music and remixes.