Nintendo have apparently realised that putting your new console in front of hundreds of thousands of eager consumers might actually be a good idea, and shall be returning to the world's largest gaming event - Gamescom - this August.
"Nintendo's return is an absolute highlight for our community, exhibitors and trade visitors from around the world," said Gamescom project manager Tim Endres.
"The participation of Nintendo underlines the strong support of the BIU-Members for gamescom. We are looking forward to a great gamescom 2013," added Dr Maximilian Schenk, MD of German trade body BIU.
Nintendo decided not to make an appearance at the Cologne-based show last year, presumably somehow coming to the conclusion that showing off a new console to the public might not be the best idea. This year, however, with two Mario titles more or less confirmed for this winter, pitching them to a crowd of over 200,000 people across four days is now part of the plan.
Gamescom's organisers Koelnmesse also confirmed a number of other publishers signed up to attend including Bethesda Softworks, Bigpoint, Deep Silver/Koch Media, Electronic Arts, Konami, NCsoft, Riot Games, Ubisoft, Wargaming and Warner Bros, alongside the likes of AK Tronic, astragon, Bigben Interactive, bitComposer, Caseking, CD Projekt, Fishlabs, flashpoint, Gaya Entertainment, Kalypso Media, Korea Creative Content Agency, Mad Catz, Medion, NVIDIA, Razer, Roccat, UKIE and Turtle Entertainment.