Nintendo will have a presence at gamescom 2013, returning to the gaming trade fair after skipping 2012, Koelnmesse has announced.

Nintendo isn't alone in seeing value in attending the show this year, with a host of big names already confirmed, inclusing Bethesda Softworks, Bigpoint, Deep Silver/Koch Media, Electronic Arts, Konami, NCsoft, Riot Games, Ubisoft, Wargaming and Warner Bros.

Also look out for 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.

Microsoft and Sony are yet to confirm their attendance.

Tim Endres, gamescom project manager commented: "The next chapter of gamescom is being written and once again promises the best in entertainment. Nintendo's return is an absolute highlight for our community, exhibitors and trade visitors from around the world.

"We are also in very promising talks with other key players in the industry with regard to gamescom 2013."

Source: Press release