Nintendogs is a worldwide phenomenon, having sold close to 25m units in its lifetime. Shigeru Miyamoto has often spoken of his desire to add felines to the mix, and now he's finally getting his wish as Nintendo announces Nintendogs + Cats on the way for 3DS.

Like most of the titles for 3DS at E3 this isn't available in playable form, and no videos have been released, but the increased detail in the beagle's fur is evident. Look closely at the news image and you'll even see Mii characters lining the disc golf area – perhaps a hint that the characters could make an appearance on the 3DS.

Check out the screenshots in the game gallery and start picking out names now.