Catch 'em all, my son

During this year's Super Bowl, YouTube ran its AdBlitz 2016 contest which allows viewers to vote for their favourite commercial shown during the game, and the winner might not be that much of a shock to Nintendo fans - especially when you consider that the competition was largely unfunny mobile network ads and junk food commercials.

That's right - the stirring "Train On" Pokémon ad was voted the winner, giving the franchise's 20th anniversary celebrations something of a kick. The fact that this particular commercial emerged victorious suggests that there's still a massive audience out there for Pocket Monsters, and hopefully Nintendo can reward those individuals with a brand-new outing this year.

It's already republishing the games that started it all this month and later in the year will release Pokémon GO, a smartphone-based Augmented Reality take on the franchise.