The rumours of Pokémon getting a live-action film treatment have solidified as Legendary Entertainment has acquired the rights to turn the franchise into a feature film.
UPDATE 2/4/15 0.15am: Nintendo has officially announced Pokémon Rumble World during its just-finished Nintendo Direct broadcast.
Like its ever-growing roster of critters (there are now more than 600, if you're counting), Nintendo's Pokémon series is a monster-sized gaming franchise with a growing number of forms.
Super Pokémon Rumble is the latest spin-off developed by Nintendo-owned studio Ambrella, creators of Hey You, Pikachu! for the N64, Pokémon Dash on DS and Pokémon Rumble, a bite-sized downloadable game released into the wilds of Nintendo's WiiWare service.
For players who dabbled with the original Rumble, this latest iteration will be instantly familiar, albeit with the latest hundred or so Pokémon species that arrived in this year's Black and White DS games added in.
Super Pokemon Rumble will arrive in European shops on 2nd December.
Rumble is Nintendo's first 3DS Pokemon game, not counting the system's Pokedex app.
Unlike other Pokemon titles, Rumble's monster battling takes place in real-time, with players facing swarms of critters at once.
The Pokemon Company's Japanese website has quietly been updated to unveil a new 3DS game, Super Pokemon Scramble.