Nintendo of Europe just released a press release, saying that Nintendo will not be attending Leipzig this year. The press release states that after E3 Nintendo is going to stick with the small “roadshow” events, which they say have been working well for them so far. All I have to say is that Nintendo better have a good showing at E3 this year if they are not going to be at Leipzig.

Updated with the official press release after the jump.

In August 2008, Nintendo Germany will not be present at the Games Convention in Leipzig with its own booth.

Over the past months, the company has had many positive experiences with smaller, local events and national promotional tours, at which it presented the highly original gameplay concepts for the portable Nintendo DS and the home console Wii.

Going into the second half of 2008, Nintendo will favour being present at nationwide events rather than a central trade show: its videogames will be experienced at various outings and within different surroundings.

“Following the E3 trade show this year, Nintendo will start a nationwide roadshow, in order to inform our media and trade partners about the newest games as early as possible,” Nintendo Germany´s General Manager, Dr. Bernd Fakesch added.