No Nintendo 3DS at Gamescom

Platform holder giving handheld wonder a break

Nintendo has confirmed to CVG that it won't be showing off its rather special Nintendo 3DS at Gamescom next week.

However, the platform holder will field a strong line-up at the German trade show, including its new Zelda and Professor Layton games.

The 3DS was unveiled at E3 back in June - whilst UK press were given the chance to go hands-on with the device last month.

No price or release date has yet been set for the device.

Nintendo has confirmed it will definitely be on shelves before March 31st next year - but hasn't yet given a firm indication as to whether or not we can expect to see 3DS before Christmas.