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Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu is heading to 3DS in March

Story details and a trailer land for the upcoming adventure.

  • Text: Mike Holmes
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Pokémon is heading back to 3DS, this time in a new action-adventure game called Detective Pikachu, which is due to land on March 23. We've added some story details about the game which includes original Japan-only chapters along with new content that rounds off the story, and a new easy mode. There are also plans for a Detective Pikachu amiibo that'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." Finally, there's a trailer below that we've attached for your viewing pleasure.

Detective Pikachu finds the hero of the title - a unique Pikachu in the Pokémon world - 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.

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.