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Detective Pikachu

Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: The Pokémon Company
Release Date: March 23, 2018

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'Detective Pikachu' (3DS) Shows Off New Features & Characters - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2018 @ 5:46 p.m. PST

Detective Pikachu is an action-adventure game where you take the role of young Tim Goodman and explore with his talkative partner Pikachu.

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!

Some of the hardboiled new game elements highlighted in the trailer include the following:

Trouble in Ryme City!: Ryme City is a place where people and Pokémon live together. But recently, many friendly Pokémon are behaving oddly for no apparent reason. While Pikachu and his friend Tim search for Tim’s father, Harry, they unwittingly stumble into the mysterious case of the problematic Pokémon. Can they solve the mystery and also find Tim’s father? Cue the dramatic music…

The Mysterious Mewtwo: While many different Pokémon appear in Detective Pikachu, the one who seems to hold the biggest connection to the overall mystery is Mewtwo. How is Mewtwo connected to everything? And why does Mewtwo know Pikachu?

A Colorful Cast of Characters: Many charming characters roam the streets of Ryme City. These include Pablo Millan, owner of Pikachu’s favorite café; Frank Holliday, an inspector at the Ryme City Police Department; and Meiko Okamoto, a camera operator for the local TV studio. Meeting and interrogating all of these characters throughout the game is part of the fun.

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 Pikachu features an Easy Mode, where Pikachu will provide handy hints on what to do or where to go next.

A special Detective Pikachu amiibo is in the works, too. This extra-large amiibo can unlock cutscenes if tapped in the Detective Pikachu game, revealing a combination of hilarious content that might also provide a hint. This same content can be accessed in the game without the amiibo, but tapping the amiibo will allow players to unlock content more quickly. The Detective Pikachu amiibo figure will be available at a suggested retail price of $29.99.

Get ready to walk, talk, and solve mysteries with Pikachu in Detective Pikachu when it releases on March 23, 2018 for $39.99.


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