Detective Pikachu, the action adventure game starring the world’s most famous Pokémon, is getting a worldwide launch for the Nintendo 3DS on March 23, the Pokémon Company announced today. The game will feature Pikachu, who is also a detective in this game, helping a young boy named Tim, to find his father. Check out some images of the game below:
Nintendo will also release a Pikachu amiibo that will trigger "Pika Prompts" or in-game hints when used. This new amiibo, is double the size of the previous Pikachu amiibo. Detective Pikachu will include all the chapters of the 2016 Japan exclusive Nintendo eShop release, Detective Pikachu - Birth of a New Duo, however, new chapters will be added to complete the story. The game will also feature several new locations to explore, including new and classic Pokémons and a fun cast of human characters. Check out the game’s official description from Nintendo below:
“When he arrives in Ryme City looking for his missing father, little does Tim know he would meet a Pikachu, but more amazingly a Pikachu who he could communicate with. There’s more to this Pikachu than a detective hat - he’s one lovably gruff, tough-talking sleuth, with a taste for good coffee.”
“This Pikachu claims that he worked with Tim’s father, and the two pair up to discover his whereabouts. Together, Tim and Detective Pikachu will encounter a number of mysteries in Ryme City and will need to talk to witnesses and gather their testimony in order to discover the truth. Cases that would be imporssible for Tim to solve alone can be cracked with the help of this Pikachu, because he is able to obtain vital clues and information from other Pokémon.”
Originally, the game has been released exclusively in Japan in 2016. However, a live-action film adaptation is currently being made with Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu. What do you think of the worldwide release of Detective Pikachu? Are you ready to embark on a mystery quest with the world’s cutest Pokémon?