Puzzle & Dragons Z was a massive success in its native Japan, and encouraged Nintendo to work with developer GungHo to create a Super Mario-themed semi-sequel - which was released alongside the original game in the west.

While Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition wasn't as commercially successful as Puzzle & Dragons Z, that hasn't stopped GungHo from expanding the series to a third title on the 3DS.

That's right - teased on the cover of Japanese magazine CoroCoro, another Puzzle & Dragons outing is headed to Nintendo's handheld. There's no artwork, screens or even hint about what tone the game will take; all we know is that it's 3DS-bound.

More details will arrive this month, and there's a fair chance that the new game might be officially announced in the Japanese version of tomorrow's Nintendo Direct.

[via perfectly-nintendo.com]