Now at playtesting phase.

Years and years ago, following the runaway success of super-cute puppy sim Nintendogs, Shigeru Miyamoto mentioned he was more of a cat person, leading everyone and their dog to point towards Nintencats clawing its needy way onto DS. Here we are, some four years later, and Mr Miyamoto has just let out a little tease that purrhaps it's on the horizon.

Speaking to a meeting of Japanese investors, Mr Miyamoto closed the meeting with this cryptic little kibble:

Also, I’ve recently been caring for cats. That is all.

To which his boss Satoru Iwata commented, "he just gave a big hint.”

Perhaps they were just telling investors to expect a greater feline presence at the next meeting, or maybe Mr Miyamoto has had enough of game development and has metamorphosed into a nocturnal crime-fighter. Or maybe - just maybe - we'll soon all be touching our pocket pussies with Nintencats.