While the mobile world loses its head over Super Mario Run, let's not forget the other big smartphone release of 2016 - Pokémon GO. The monster-catching app just got a new update, and as ever data miners have been digging in to find anything of interest.
It so happens that this new update has a very Christmas-like feel to it, with graphical assets relating to gifts and presents being introduced. These are tiered from bronze to gold, and also have "special", "great" and "ultra" versions. A metadata attribute called "HasHolidayItems" has been discovered, and there's even a new version of the shop icon which is displayed in red, white and green - the very colours of Christmas.
All of this seems to point to a festive special event, but with Christmas just a few days away Niantic is running out of time to launch one. Could we see something go live today? Let us know your predictions by posting a comment.