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When it comes to the Pokémon industry, it's about more than the main series releases, with a variety of off-shoots and alternatives regularly gracing our gaming machines. One series that made its début on WiiWare was Pokémon Rumble, which we rather liked for its boggling premise and simple fun, and that was duly followed up by Pokémon Rumble Blast on 3DS.

Rather than look a gift-horse in the mouth, and possibly to keep Wii U owners happy, it's been revealed in CoroCoro magazine that Pokémon Scramble U is coming to the Wii U eShop in Japan this Spring; it could be called Pokémon Rumble U in the West, naturally. Details are a little scarce, but it'll reportedly feature all 649 current Pokémon, as well as support four players and battles with hordes of other 'mon. As you may have guessed from the reference to the eShop, this will be a download only release like its Wii predecessor.

We'll keep an eye out for more official details and screens. The original Pokémon Rumble took five months to be localised to the West after its Japanese release, but with Pokémon X & Y aiming for a unified worldwide release, we should know soon whether the intention is the same for this title.

Have you played the Wii or 3DS entries, and are you looking forward to some 'mon brawls on Wii U? Let us know in the comments below.

[source serebii.net]