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Nintendo to demo Mario Odyssey and Metroid 3DS live on stage at Gamescom

Nintendo will showcase Super Mario Odyssey and Metroid Samus Returns live at Gamescom 2017.

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Nintendo will showcase Super Mario Odyssey and Metroid Samus Returns live at Gamescom 2017.

Gamescom is just around the corner, and Nintendo is taking full advantage their recent resurgence with an improved booth presence at this year’s event.

Two of this year’s biggest Nintendo releases – Super Mario Odyssey for the Switch, and Metroid Samus Returns for 3DS – are getting live developer presentations.

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The fun begins on Wednesday 23rd August at 3PM CEST with a look at Super Mario Odyssey presented by producer Yoshiaki Koizumi. The Metro Kingdom and Sand Kingdom – most likely from the same build seen at this year’s E3 – will also be playable on the show floor.

On Thursday 24th August at 12PM CEST, legendary Metroid producer Yoshio Sakamoto, and José Luis Márquez, creative director of Mercury Steam, will discuss the upcoming 3DS release, Metroid: Samus Returns.

Throughout Gamescom there will be additional stage presentations focused on other upcoming Switch and 3DS games, including Fire Emblem Warriors, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. If you can’t make it to Cologne, worry not, the presentations will also be streamed on YouTube.

New Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition announced

In addition, Nintendo have announced the release of the New Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition. Resplendent in orange and gold, the new console will arrive alongside Metroid: Samus Returns on September 15, 2017.

Attendees will also be able to play Pokkén Tournament DX, Fire Emblem Warriors, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions, Monster Hunter Stories, Splatoon 2, and Arms.

This year’s Gamescom runs from August 23rd-26th as is conce again being held at the Koelnmesse in Cologne.

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