One of Nintendo's biggest franchises is deserving of its own trade show; naturally dubbed Pokémon Game Show, the event is set to be hosted at Tokyo Big Sight on the 17th and 18th of August this year.

Those who attend the venue will get a chance to play the hotly anticipated Pokémon X & Y for the first time, and get a glimpse of arcade title Pokémon Tretta Lab and the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Earlier this month, fresh details on the new generation of 'mon and its features were given at the Pokémon X & Y Developer Roundtable at E3, along with some new 'mon, and new battles and a gym leader.

The Pokémon Company will reveal more information about the event at some stage next month. We can expect to hear more details about these upcoming games in the series at the show in August. Pokémon X & Y is scheduled for global release on the 12th October this year.