Detective Pikachu Coming West in March
The Pokémon Company announced today via a trailer on their YouTube page that Detective Pikachu – already a playable title in Japan – is heading west this March for Nintendo 3DS. Alongside the release of the game on March 23rd, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company are also releasing a unique amiibo, a detective Pikachu! Take a peak at the trailer below!
Here is more details from the Official Site:
Take the role of young Tim Goodman and explore with his talkative partner Pikachu in the action-adventure game Detective Pikachu, coming to systems in the Nintendo 3DS family on March 23, 2018. Tim and this gruff, coffee-drinking Pikachu have teamed up to investigate the disappearance of Tim’s father. Look for clues, talk to witnesses, and uncover the secrets of Ryme City!
A special Detective Pikachu amiibo is in the works, too. This amiibo features a sleuthing Pikachu that’s larger than the standard amiibo, and when used with your game, it can unlock short videos that may contain helpful hints for your investigation. Check back for details on this special limited-edition amiibo.
Here is more of the back story, courtesy of The Pokémon Company PR:
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 impossible 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.
Detective Pikachu includes all the chapters of the 2016 Japan-exclusive Nintendo eShop release, Detective Pikachu – Birth of a New Duo, but adds further content that completes the story. The game features new locations to explore, as well as a colorful cast of both Pokémon and human characters.
For younger sleuths , or those who just want to enjoy the story, The Pokémon Company has indicated that Detective Pikachu will ship in the west with an easy mode, to make completing this journey an enjoyable, rather than a frustrating, experience!
You can pick this up March 23rd. Are you excited? Let us know via social media!