In March, Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures Inc. filed a trademark in Japan for an armoured version of Mewtwo - covering the video games, merchandise and events.

A Japanese variety show has now aired a new trailer for Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution and sure enough, it gives us our very first look at Armoured Mewtwo. We also get a look at a number of other Pokémon and characters in this short clip. Take a look at the video above and some of our screen grabs below:

Ash and Pika
Armoured Mewtwo

This new film follows on from Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (which loosely followed the story of the anime's opening season) and 2018's Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us. The adventure acts as a callback to the original Pokémon animated film, Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back, which first released in Japan back in 1998.

The new movie arrives in Japan this July and is expected to be released in North America and Europe shortly after this.

Will you be rushing to the cinema to see this one? Tell us down below.