With less than two months until Europe tries to transplant the tremendous success of the Leipzig Gamescon to the more centrally located Cologne Gamescom, the festival's backers tell us things are looking good.
The 2009 Gamescom already has 300 exhibitors registered from 25 countries with more than 40 percent of them coming from abroad. The event, which will fill the 120,000 square meters of exhibition space at the Koelnmesse Trade Fair Tower, runs from Aug. 19 to Aug. 23.
"These figures confirm that Cologne's trade fair centre, with its international network, its infrastructure and its connection to international transportation routes, is the ideal location for the games industry's leading trade fair," said managing director of Koelnmesse Oliver P. Kuhrt.
Among the confirmed developers for the show are Activision Blizzard, Capcom, Electronic arts, Microsoft, Square Enix, Take Two, Konami, Sony, Warner Brothers, dtp Entertainment, NCsoft and Funcom.
The show will also have gaming zones focused on different themes including, lifestyle, sport, action and adventure and E-Sport.
Finally, the show is going to trop and beat the cosplay world record, hoping to gather more than 400 cosplayers to the event. Yes, cosplayers in inhibition-free Germany!
Will Kotaku be there, oh we'll be there alright. Though no promises about drunken renditions of Hungry Like the Wolf.