Sony’s augmented reality franchise Invizimals is unbelievably popular in parts of continental Europe. As such, it’s not exactly surprising to learn that the platform holder is launching an animated television series based on the Pokémon-inspired franchise.

The first episode – produced in collaboration with Spanish animation giant BRB Internacional – will make its debut at MIP International later this year. The show will supposedly interact with the PlayStation Vita, allowing viewers to unlock secret content on their consoles.

"We are thrilled to be able to develop our brands beyond the video game and, above all, to have a partner as successful and so experienced as BRB in charge of production and distribution of this audiovisual product,” said SCEE’s Kerry Lee.

A total of 26 half-hour episodes will be produced, with the full series set to make its worldwide debut at the end of next year. You can count on Invizimals' heavily rumoured Vita entry launching around the same time.