Right after the E3 and just starting before the Tokyo Games show is the largest video gaming event in Europe. In Cologne, Germany tons of public gaming are able to attend the video games show, play the recent games and upcoming titles.
During an press event at the Nintendo Headquarters in Frankfurt it was stated that Nintendo wants to provide the opportunity to try out the Nintendo 3DS to as many people as possible, since that is the only way someone can experience the system as it is.
It would be the first time that hardware that was presented at E3 would be offered to the mass public short after at the games show in Germany.
GamesCom is open through August 18 - 22, 2010 and is not only open for press but also for public.