Last year, Nintendo and Marvelous AQL joined forces to develop an arcade game for Japan, Pokémon Tretta. Players collect different Tretta - small discs that you scan into a machine - call out whichever Pokémon it features and send them off to battle; if you win, you get more Tretta.

It has come to light that the arcade title will be slotting its way to the 3DS in Japan, under the name Pokémon Tretta Lab. The 3DS version of the game is developed by Marvelous, Tomy and Nintendo, and will ship with a bulky Tretta Scanner accessory, which you can see below. The peripheral straps to your handheld and allows players to slot in the Tretta discs and engage in battle on the system.

The game itself features three modes - Tretta Analyser, Type Checker and Auto Battle. Tretta Analyser sounds similar to Pokédex 3D, where you can view your Pokemon in 3D and check their strengths and uses in battle.

Type Checker allows gamers to research different Pokémon, and Auto Battle is the exclusive 3DS battle mode for single-player battles or battles using two Tretta discs.

The game has been given a release date of 10th August in Japan, and is priced at 3,800 yen (approx. £25 / €30 / $38). Would you like to see this released in the West? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.