You can see Mario taking on Dragon Quest's famous slime in these new Mario Sports Mix screenshots.
News that the Slime was set to play a part in Mario's forthcoming sports compilation leaked at the beginning of the week but now Nintendo has officially confirmed that Dragon Quest's most popular monster will take the final slot in the character roster.
It's a roster that also features Final Fantasy characters including Cactuar, Moogle, Shiroma, Kuroma, and a Ninja. They can be seen in these new screenshots of the Japanese version.
Elsewhere, we can see a number of Dry Bones characters on the dodgeball court but they're not playable characters.
The game is out in Japan next week but we'll have to wait until 2011 for Mario's next Wii game to be released over here.