With Pokémon Sun and Moon set to grace the 3DS this year, fans are expecting a gradual roll-out of new details and reveals for the titles in the coming months. There had been hope of debut gameplay footage this weekend, though we've had to settle for a more minor update.

Series director Junichi Masuda, battle director Shigeki Morimoto and Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire game director Shigeru Ohmori were scheduled to appear on the official show in for the series in Japan, loosely called 'Gathering at the Pokémon House'. There was initial hope (which started to fade) that gameplay footage would appear, but instead it just had the TV début of the reveal that was originally seen in the Pokémon Direct earlier this year.

Nevertheless Masuda-san did address one key point for fans. The arrival of Mega Evolutions has perhaps prompted less new Pokémon than hoped in recent years, but when 'teased' on the topic it was apparently confirmed that there'll be more than 10 new 'mon in the games.

More information may emerge in an upcoming issues of CoroCoro Magazine, so we'll keep our eyes peeled.