Detective Pikachu will be gracing our Nintendo 3DS’ when it launches in North America and Europe on March 23rd of this year. A new Detective Pikachu amiibo has also been announced and will release alongside the physical edition in Japan on the same day.
We have included the new trailer for Detective Pikachu below, followed by images of the Japanese official boxart for the game on 3DS and the amiibo.
The Detective Pikachu amiibo will be much larger than the other standard amiibo and can be used to unlock short videos that may contain hints to help in game.
Here is the story of the game;
A special Pikachu and his friend Tim uncover the mysteries of Ryme City inDetective Pikachufor systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. This Pikachu is unlike any other—the gruff Pokémon talks tough, loves strong coffee, and boasts about his brilliance as a wannabe great detective. Side by side, Tim and Pikachu will search for clues and talk to witnesses to investigate the disappearance of Tim’s father, Harry.
You’re sure to encounter plenty of other interesting characters as you explore the big city, including Brad McMaster, a police lieutenant; and Mike Baker, a man who used to work with Harry. Plus there are countless Pokémon to meet, and that’s where this Pikachu’s talents really shine—he can communicate with other Pokémon—and with Tim, too. Look forward to plenty of other fascinating people in Ryme City…but it’s up to you to figure out who to trust!
As you find new evidence, Pikachu will help you figure out when you’ve discovered something important. With his “A bolt of brilliance!” catchphrase, he’ll let you know when he’s learned enough to advance the case. And keep an eye out for Pika Prompts, short video clips that include Pikachu’s quips and antics, and might even contain a hint or two.
For those players who are new to sleuthing and may need some help in uncovering the evidence,Detective Pikachufeatures an Easy Mode, where Pikachu will provide handy hints on what to do or where to go next.
A cool Detective Pikachu amiibo is also planned for release at game launch. It’s larger than a regular amiibo, and it will allow players to view all the Pika Prompts from chapters they have completed, including ones they missed finding earlier.
Get ready to walk, talk, and solve mysteries with Pikachu inDetective Pikachu!