Sega and THQ are coming to Gamescom after all.
Both Sega and THQ will be at Gamescom despite previously announcing they would not show, it was confirmed by show organizer Koelnmesse.
Both now state their games will be available at the Cologne conference and showcased by distribution partners. It is believed the publishers initially chose to sit out the event due to Sega's move away from the boxed product business and THQ's current restructuring.
Koelnmesse also confirmed the Gamescom exhibition has expanded, with an extra 15 percent of space and 300 game premiers for European gamers. The number of foreign companies exhibiting is up 40 percent this year, with an addition 60 companies in total from 40 countries, and 14 national pavilions.
Sega plans to present Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed and Total War: Rome II at the KochMedia stand. KochMedia is now distributing for Sega in Germany, France, and Spain. THQ will be presenting Company of Heroes 2 to the press at the Saturn stand, however it will not be playable.
Gamescom runs this year from August 15th to August 19th.
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