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Sega, THQ Change Their Minds, Going To Gamescom 2012 After All

Posted on August 10, 2012 AT 11:42am

Although Sega and THQ both previously announced that they weren’t making any plans to be attending the Gamescom 2012 trade fair this year, both companies have apparently changed their minds. If you’re going to be in Cologne, Germany next week, you can at least expect to some hands-on demos from Sega, but not quite as much from THQ’s showcase.

That means both companies will be joining the other 600-plus developers, publishers, and associated groups exhibiting at the event this year, which was the official head count according to Gamescom’s PR wing:

Exhibitors from 40 countries are now present at gamescom with its international scope increasing by 21% since 2010.

This year’s roughly 600 exhibitors include SEGA and THQ, two renowned companies that originally did not want to participate, but ultimately decided to have focused presentations at the KochMedia (SEGA) and Saturn (THQ) stands.

Sega will also be present at Pax Prime, with nine playable titles to show off. Their offering for Gamescom isn’t quite as robust, though—only Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed and Total War: Rome II will be at the Koch Media booth.

THQ’s absence was likely a response to their hard financial troubles during the past year. But now that the company is finally righting the ship, they’ll at least have a small presence among the other exhibitors.

Source: Gamescom

McKinley Noble, Contributing Editor
McKinley Noble has been writing about video games for seven years as a blogger and journalist, with each job adding to his painstakingly alphabetized collection of retro gaming memorabilia. When not cracking jokes about the gaming industry, he's a talking encyclopedia when it comes to mixed martial arts and anything MMA related. Follow him on Twitter: @KenTheGreat1. Meet the rest of the crew.

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