Detective Pikachu coming soon to Nintendo 3DS
Detective Pikachu, which originally released in Japan in 2016, follows Detective Pikachu – a unique Pikachu who has the ability to talk – partnering with Tim Goodman and searching for evidence and clues to solve a series of cases, whilst also investigating the disappearance of Tim’s father, Harry Goodman.
The announcement press release offers the following information regarding the game.
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.
For amiibo lovers, there will be a special Detective Pikachu amiibo available when the game launches. According to the Pokémon Company’s press release, “It’s larger than a regular amiibo, and it allows players to view all the Pika Prompts (short video clips) from chapters they have completed, including ones they missed finding earlier. These clips feature Pikachu’s quips and antics – and may even contain a hint.”
Detective Pikachu will be available on March 23, 2018, for the Nintendo 3DS.
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