Game Freak has announced a sharp and dangerous new critter for Pokemon X & Y: the steel/ghost-type Honedge. Known as Monorpale in Japan, this sentient blade is rumoured to contain the soul of an ancient warrior, and also suggests that the age-old practice of sticking eyes on an inanimate object is still going strong in Game Freak's art department.
Still, at least it's not an ice cream. Check out the reveal footage from the Parisian Japan expo below - and consider watching the latest gameplay trailer for some mouthwatering gameplay footage. As Pokemaniacs to a man, we can't wait for October 12th.