Nintendo has announced a new premium service for Pokemon fans: Pokemon Bank. This downloadable app allows you to store up to 3000 critters on Nintendo's servers from Black & White 2, X and Y, finally letting us carry forward our favourite Pokemon for years to come without faffing about with link cables. Presumably future games and even spin-offs will support the application.
Now for the bad news. As a paid cloud storage service, you'll have to both purchase the app and fork over an annual subscription to use Pokemon Bank - and we hope that a missed payment doesn't result in immediate heartbreaking deletion. We'll update with pricing details as and when we get them - for now, you can watch today's Nintendo Direct presentation to catch up with the details.