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{{DISPLAYTITLE:gamescom}} '''gamescom''' is a [[trade fair]] for [[Video game|video games]] held annually at the [[Koelnmesse]] in [[Cologne]], [[North Rhine-Westphalia]], [[Germany]]. It is organised by the Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software). It is used by many [[video game developer]]s to show off their upcoming games and game-related hardware. Gamescom is the world's largest games event with 275,000 visitors, more than 5,000 journalists and 557 exhibitors from 39 countries attending the show in its third year. It was first held from 19 to 23 August 2009. Gamescom 2011 was held from 17 to 21 August 2011. It is held on a 120,000 square meters area. === Notable exhibitors === {{wide image|Koelnmesse Nordeingang.jpg|700px|Koelnmesse North Entrance|280px|right|alt=Koelnmesse North Entrance}} {|class="wikitable" |- |valign=top| '''[[Activision Blizzard]]''' * ''[[Diablo III]]'' (PC) * ''[[DJ Hero]]'' (360, PS2, PS3, Wii) * ''[[Guitar Hero 5]]'' (360, PS2, PS3, Wii) * ''[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2]]'' (360, PC, PS3) * ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty|Starcraft II]]'' (PC) * ''[[Tony Hawk: Ride]]'' (360, PS3, Wii) '''[[Atari]]''' * ''[[Star Trek Online]]'' (PC) '''[[Bungie Studios]]''' *''[[Halo 3: ODST]]'' (360) '''[[Capcom]]''' * ''[[Dark Void]]'' (360, PC, PS3) * ''[[Lost Planet 2]]'' (360, PC, PS3) * ''[[Monster Hunter Tri|Monster Hunter 3]]'' (Wii) * ''[[Spyborgs]]'' (Wii) '''[[Electronic Arts]]''' * ''[[Battlefield: Bad Company 2]]'' (360, PC, PS3) * ''[[Dante's Inferno (video game)|Dante's Inferno]]'' (360, PS3, PSP) * ''[[Dragon Age: Origins]]'' (360, PC, PS3) * ''[[FIFA 10]]'' (360, DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii) * ''[[Mass Effect 2]]'' (360, PC) * ''[[Need for Speed: Shift]]'' (360, PC, PS3, PSP) * ''[[Spore Hero]]'' (Wii) * ''[[Star Wars: The Old Republic]]'' (PC) * ''[[The Sims 3: World Adventures]]'' (PC) '''[[Konami]]''' * ''[[Castlevania: Lords of Shadow]]'' (360, PS3) * ''[[Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker]]'' (PSP) * ''[[Pro Evolution Soccer 2010]]'' (360, DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii) * ''[[Silent Hill: Shattered Memories]]'' (PS2, PSP, Wii) '''[[Microsoft]]''' *''[[Fable III]]'' (360) *''[[Forza Motorsport 3]]'' (360) *''[[Kinect]]'' (360) |valign=top| '''''[[Namco Bandai Games]]''''' *''[[Dragon Ball: Raging Blast]]'' (360, PS3) *''[[Katamari Forever]]'' (PS3) *''[[Tekken 6]]'' (360, PS3, PSP) '''[[Sony Computer Entertainment|Sony Computer Entertainment Europe]]''' * ''[[God of War III]]'' (PS3) * ''[[Gran Turismo (PSP)|Gran Turismo]]'' (PSP) * ''[[Gran Turismo 5]]'' (PS3) * ''[[Heavy Rain]]'' (PS3) * ''[[LittleBigPlanet#LittleBigPlanet (PSP)|LittleBigPlanet]]'' (PSP) * ''[[MAG (video game)|Massive Action Game]]'' (PS3) * ''[[ModNation Racers]]'' (PS3) * ''[[Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time]]'' (PS3) * ''[[Uncharted 2: Among Thieves]]'' (PS3) * ''[[White Knight Chronicles]]'' (PS3) '''[[Sega]]''' * ''[[Aliens vs. Predator (video game)|Aliens vs. Predator]]'' (360, PC, PS3) * ''[[Napoleon: Total War]]'' (PC) '''[[Square Enix]]''' * ''[[Final Fantasy XIII]]'' (360, PS3) * ''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]'' (PC, PS3) * ''[[Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days]]'' (DS) * ''[[Supreme Commander 2]]'' (360, PC) '''[[Take-Two Interactive]]''' * ''[[Mafia II]]'' (360, PC, PS3) * ''[[BioShock 2]] (360, PC, PS3) '''[[Ubisoft]]''' * ''[[Assassin's Creed II]]'' (360, PC, PS3) * ''[[James Cameron's Avatar: The Game]]'' (360, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii) * ''[[R.U.S.E.]]'' (360, PC, PS3) * ''[[Rabbids Go Home]]'' (Wii) * ''[[Red Steel 2]]'' (Wii) * ''[[Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction]]'' (360, PC) |} === Notable press conferences === [[File:Gamescom 2009 - Fujitsu (5154).jpg|thumb|Visitors at Gamescom 2009]] '''Wednesday, 18 August:''' * [[Electronic Arts]] * [[Sony Computer Entertainment|Sony Computer Entertainment Europe]] '''Thursday, 19 August:''' * [[Microsoft Game Studios]] * [[Konami]] * [[Namco Bandai Games]] === Notable announcements === Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced the [[PlayStation 3 Slim]], a smaller and lighter model of the console and a release date of 1 September 2009. Firmware 3.0 for the PlayStation 3 was also announced, adding new features to the [[PlayStation Network]]. Sony announced that the European Video Store would launch in November 2009. Sony also announced that the [[PlayStation Portable]] would get smaller games (under 100mb) in the form of 'minis' and that comics would also be available to download in December 2009. A "free game" registration promotion was announced for the [[PSP Go]]. Microsoft Game Studios announced ''[[Fable III]]'', along with a release date of 2010. Also, Microsoft announced their intention to release ''[[Fable II]]'' on the [[Xbox Live Marketplace]] in five episodes, the first of which will be free to download. === Media coverage === While most press conferences were not available for [[Streaming media|live streaming]], Electronic Arts was [[Streaming media|streaming]] its press conference on EA.com. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe also showcased its press conference on its online community-based service [[PlayStation Home]] shortly afterwards. Sony also made its press conference available for download on the [[PlayStation Store]]. Various gaming websites offered live-blogging of the respective press conferences. === Notable exhibitors === {|class="wikitable" |- |valign=top| '''[[Activision Blizzard]]''' *''[[Call of Duty: Black Ops]]'' (360, PS3, Wii, PC, DS) *''[[Diablo III]]'' (PC) *''[[DJ Hero 2]]'' (360, PS3, Wii) *''[[GoldenEye 007 (2010 video game)|GoldenEye 007]]'' (Wii) *''[[Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock]]'' (360, PS3, Wii, DS) *''[[Tony Hawk: Shred]]'' (360, PS3, Wii) *''[[World of Warcraft: Cataclysm]]'' (PC) '''[[ArenaNet]]''' *''[[Guild Wars 2]]'' (PC) '''''[[Bungie Studios]]''''' *''[[Halo: Reach]]'' (360) '''[[Capcom]]''' *''[[Okamiden]]'' (DS) *''[[Marvel vs. Capcom 3]]'' (360, PS3) *''[[Street Fighter X Tekken]]'' (360, PS3) '''[[Codemasters]]''' * ''[[F1 2010]]'' (360, PS3, PC) '''[[Disney Interactive]]''' *''[[Epic Mickey]]'' (Wii) '''[[Electronic Arts]]''' *''[[Crysis 2]]'' (360, PS3, PC) *''[[Darkspore]]'' (PC) *''[[Dead Space 2]]'' (360, PS3, PC) *''[[Dragon Age II]]'' (360, PS3, PC) *''[[EA Sports Active 2.0|EA Sports Active 2]]'' (360, PS3, Wii) *''[[FIFA 11]]'' (360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS, PC) *''[[Mass Effect 2]]'' (PS3) *''[[Medal of Honor (2010 video game)|Medal of Honor]]'' (360, PS3, PC) *''[[Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010 video game)|Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit]]'' (360, PS3, PC) *''[[Star Wars: The Old Republic]]'' (PC) '''[[Konami]]''' *''[[Metal Gear Solid: Rising]]'' (360, PS3) *''[[Pro Evolution Soccer 2011]]'' (360,PS2,PSP,Wii,DS,PC,PS3) '''[[Microsoft Game Studios]]''' *''[[Fable III]]'' (360) *''[[Kinect]]'' *''[[Windows Phone 7]]'' '''[[MTV Games]]''' *''[[Rock Band 3]] (360, PS3, Wii, DS) |valign=top| '''''[[Namco Bandai Games]]''''' *''[[Tekken X Street Fighter]]'' (360, PS3) *''Raging Blast 2'' (360, PS3) *''Ultimate Ninja Storm 2'' (360, PS3) '''[[Nintendo]]''' *''[[Donkey Kong Country Returns]]'' (Wii) *''[[Kirby's Epic Yarn]]'' (Wii) *''[[The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword]]'' (Wii) *''[[Metroid: Other M]]'' (Wii) '''[[Sony Computer Entertainment|Sony Computer Entertainment Europe]]''' * ''[[Gran Turismo 5]]'' (PS3) * ''[[Heavy Rain]] Move support'' (PS3) * ''[[Massive Action Game]] Move support'' (PS3) * ''[[Infamous 2]]'' (PS3) * ''[[Killzone 3]]'' (PS3) * ''[[LittleBigPlanet 2]]'' (PS3) * ''[[Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One]]'' (PS3) * ''[[Resistance 3]]'' (PS3) '''[[Sega]]''' *''[[Virtua Tennis 4]]'' (PS3) '''[[Square Enix]]''' * ''[[Deus Ex: Human Revolution]]'' (360, PS3, PC) * ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep]]'' (PSP) * ''[[The 3rd Birthday]]'' (PSP) '''[[Take-Two Interactive]]''' *''[[BioShock: Infinite]]'' (360, PS3, PC) *''[[Civilization V]]'' (PC) *''[[Mafia II]]'' (360, PS3, PC) *''[[NBA 2K11]]'' (360, PS3, PSP, Wii, PC) '''[[Ubisoft]]''' *''[[Assassin's Creed Brotherhood]]'' (360, PS3, PC) *''[[Driver: San Francisco]]'' (360, PS3, PC) *''[[Might and Magic: Heroes VI]]'' (PC) *''[[Just Dance 2 (video game)]]'' (Wii) *''[[Michael Jackson: The Experience]]'' (360, PS3, Wii) *''[[Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier]]'' (360, PS3, Wii, PC) '''[[Valve Corporation]]''' *''[[Portal 2]]'' (360, PS3, PC) '''[[Neowiz]]''' *''[[CrossFire (online PC game)|CrossFire]]'' (PC) |} === Notable announcements === The two main announcements from this GamesCom came from [[Insomniac Games]], who announced two sequels from two of their franchises: ''[[Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One]]'', by revealing some gameplay from the game, and ''[[Resistance 3]]'', via a [[live action]] teaser trailer. These games will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3. ''All 4 One'' has a set release date as late 2011, while ''Resistance 3'' did not have a release date. === Exhibitors === {|class="wikitable" |- |valign=top| '''[[1C Company]]''' *''[[Royal Quest]]'' *''[[Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad]]'' *''[[Men of War: Vietnam]]'' *''[[Men of War: Assault Squad]]'' '''[[2K Games]]''' *''[[Borderlands 2]]'' '''[[Activision Blizzard]]''' *''[[Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure]]'' *''[[Prototype 2]]'' *''[[Goldeneye 007: Reloaded]]'' *''[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3]]'' *''[[Call of Duty: Elite]]'' *''[[Spider-Man: Edge of Time]]'' *''[[X-Men Destiny]]'' *''[[World of Warcraft: Cataclysm]]'' *''[[Diablo III]]'' *''[[Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm]]'' '''[[Bethesda Softworks]]''' *''[[Dishonored (video game)|Dishonored]]'' *''[[Prey 2]]'' *''[[Rage (video game)|Rage]]'' *''[[The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim]]'' '''[[Bohemia Interactive]]''' *''[[ARMA 3]]'' *''[[Take On Helicopters]]'' *''[[Carrier Command: Gaea Mission]]'' '''[[Capcom]]''' *''[[Devil May Cry]]'' *''[[Dragon's Dogma]]'' *''[[Resident Evil Revelations]]'' *''[[Asura's Wrath]]'' *''[[Street Fighter X Tekken]]'' *''[[Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3]]'' '''[[Codemasters]]''' *''[[F1 2011]]'' '''[[CD Projekt RED]]''' *''[[Witcher 2]]'' '''[[City Interactive]]''' *''[[Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2]]'' '''[[Deep Silver]]''' *''[[Risen 2]]'' '''[[dtp Entertainment]]''' *''[[The Cursed Crusade]]'' *''[[Handball Challenge]]'' '''[[Electronic Arts]]''' *''[[FIFA 12]]'' *''[[SSX (2012 video game)|SSX]]'' *''[[Battlefield 3]]'' *''[[Star Wars: The Old Republic]]'' *''[[Need for Speed: The Run]]'' *''[[Mass Effect 3]]'' *''[[Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning]]'' *''[[The Secret World]]'' *''[[Need for Speed: World]]'' *''[[Burnout Crash!]]'' *''[[The Sims 3 Pets]]'' *''[[FIFA Superstars]]'' *''[[Theme Park (video game)|Theme Park]]'' *''[[FIFA Manager 12]]'' *''[[The Sims Social]]'' |valign=top| '''Frogster''' *''[[Runes of Magic]]'' '''[[Funcom]]''' *''[[The Secret World]]'' '''[[Gamigo]]''' *''[[Jagged Alliance Online]]'' '''[[Hi-Rez Studios]]''' *''[[Tribes: Ascend]]'' '''[[Kalypso Media]]''' *''[[Airline Tycoon 2]]'' *''[[The Dark Eye: Demonicon]]'' *''[[Dungeons (video game)|Dungeons - The Dark Lord]]'' *''[[The Patrician (video game)|Patrician Online]]'' *''[[Tropico 4]]'' '''[[Konami]]''' *''[[Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D]]'' *''[[Pro Evolution Soccer 2012]]'' *''[[Silent Hill: Downpour]]'' '''[[Microsoft Game Studios]]''' *''[[The Gunstringer]]'' *''[[Dance Central 2]]'' *''[[Forza Motorsport 4]]'' *''[[Halo Anniversary]]'' *''[[Kinect Sports: Season Two]]'' *''[[Steel Battalion]]'' '''[[Mojang]]''' *''[[Minecraft]]'' '''[[Namco Bandai]]''' *''[[Ace Combat Assault Horizon]]'' *''[[Armored Core V]]'' *''[[Dark Souls]]'' *''[[Go Vacation]]'' *''[[Inversion (video game)|Inversion]]'' *''[[Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations]]'' *''[[Ridge Racer Unbounded]]'' *''[[Soul Calibur V]]'' '''[[NCsoft]]''' *''[[Guild Wars 2]]'' *''[[WildStar (video game)|Wildstar]]'' '''[[Nintendo]]''' *''[[The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword]]'' *''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D]]'' *''[[Mario Kart 7]]'' *''[[Luigi's Mansion 2]]'' *''[[Kid Icarus Uprising]]'' *''[[Star Fox 64 3D]]'' *''[[Super Mario 3D Land]]'' '''[[Nival (company)|Nival]]''' *''[[King's Bounty: Legions]]'' '''[[Paradox Interactive]]''' *''[[Crusader Kings II]]'' '''[[Red 5 Studios|Red 5]]''' *''[[Firefall (video game)|Firefall]]'' '''[[Riot Games]]''' *''[[League of Legends: Dominion]]'' '''[[Rising Star Games]]''' *''[[The King of Fighters XIII]]'' '''[[Sega]]''' *''[[Aliens: Colonial Marines]]'' *''[[Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games]]'' *''[[Sonic Generations]]'' |valign=top| '''[[Sony Computer Entertainment]]''' *''[[Uncharted 3]]'' *''[[Starhawk]]'' *''[[Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One]]'' *''[[Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time]]'' *''[[Tekken]]'' *''[[LittleBigPlanet Vita]]'' *''[[Journey (2011 video game)|Journey]]'' *''[[Ruin (video game)|Ruin]]'' *''[[Little Deviants]]'' *''[[Sound Shapes]]'' *''[[Medieval Moves]]'' *''[[Resistance 3]]'' *''[[DC Universe Online]]'' *''[[Payday: The Heist]]'' *''[[Planetside 2]]'' * ''[[Playstation Vita]]'' * ''[[PSP-E1000]]'' '''[[THQ]]''' *''[[Saints Row: The Third]]'' *''[[Darksiders 2]]'' *''[[Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine]]'' *''[[UFC Undisputed 3]]'' *''[[Metro: Last Light]]'' *''[[WWE '12]]'' '''[[Turbine]]''' *''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard]]'' '''[[Ubisoft]]''' *''[[Assassin's Creed: Revelations]]'' *''[[Ghost Recon: Future Soldier]]'' *''[[Far Cry 3]]'' *''[[Might & Magic: Heroes VI]]'' *''[[Driver: San Francisco]]'' *''[[The Adventures of Tintin]]'' *''[[Anno 2070]]'' *''[[Rayman Origins]]'' *''[[Raving Rabbids: Alive & Kicking]]'' *''[[Just Dance 3]]'' *''[[Driver Renegade]]'' *''[[Michael Jackson: The Experience]]'' (3DS) *''[[James Noir's Hollywood Crimes]]'' (3DS) *''[[Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online]]'' *''[[TrackMania 2: Canyon]]'' *''[[From Dust]]'' '''[[Valve Corporation]]''' *''[[Dota 2]]'' '''[[Wargaming.net]]''' *''[[World of Warplanes]]'' '''[[Warner Bros.]]''' *''[[Bastion]]'' *''[[Batman: Arkham City]]'' *''[[Gotham City Impostors]]'' *''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'' *''[[Lollipop Chainsaw]]'' *''[[Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster]]'' *''[[The Lord of the Rings: War in the North]]'' |} == Game Developers Conference Europe == The Game Developers Conference Europe (GDC Europe), a European spinoff of the [[Game Developers Conference]], is held annually in conjunction with the Gamescom and takes place at the Cologne Congress Centre East. ==See also== {{Portal|video games}} * [[Games Convention]] * [[Electronic Entertainment Expo]] * [[Tokyo Game Show]] * [[Paris Game Festival]] * [[Game Developers Conference]] == External links == {{Commons category|Gamescom 2009}} * [http://www.gamescom-cologne.com/ Official Gamescom site] {{en icon}} {{de icon}} * [http://www.biu-online.de/en BIU] * [http://www.koelnmesse.com/ Koelnmesse] * [http://www.gdceurope.com/ GDC Europe] * [http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamma57/sets/72157624659470779/ 3D anaglyph picture of Gamescom 2010] {{Video Game Trade Shows}} {{Use dmy dates|date=February 2011}} {{coord missing|North Rhine-Westphalia}}