Satoru Shibata's European Nintendo Direct broadcast had a few moments of charm and Nintendo quirkiness, none more so than the announcement of Pokémon Typing Adventure for DS, which arrives in September. It's Pokémon played by typing, just what we all expected.

It will come bundled with a rather sleek wireless keyboard — which we assume will also work with 3DS — and the game footage showed Pokémon creatures running and avoiding objects, with the player typing prompted words as quickly and as accurately as possible. In part designed for children learning to type, the trailer did show a grown-up having a jolly time, with Shibata saying that it'll feature plenty of challenges for more experienced gamers.

In fairness, it could be the most fun way to learn typing that's ever been conceived: we'll keep our eyes peeled for any North American release details.