When the Detective Pikachu 3DS game was launched in Japan last year, no hints were dropped regarding its release in the West. The Pokemon Company has announced the arrival of the game to Europe and America on the 23rd of March, 2018. Along with, the Detective Pikachu Amiibo was revealed through a new trailer, which is larger than the standard figures. Short videos will be unlocked which may contain valuable hints in the progress of your investigation will be seen with the use of this game.
While we await the international pricing to be disclosed, we now know that the Amiibo will be priced at around $30 and the Pikachu themed New 2DS XL is scheduled to arrive to the West on January 26th, priced at $160 and £140.
Details regarding the game include the partnership of human detective, Tim Goodman with his sidekick, our loved Pokemon, Pikachu. It entails normal instructions as any detective game like talking to witnesses, hunting for clues and in this regard, uncovering the secrets of Ryme City. Since Pikachu is given human-like qualities like speech in English, he is portrayed as “gruff” and “coffee drinking”.
That’s not all! Apart from the game, the live-action Detective Pikachu film is also on its way, starred by Ryan Reynolds, Big Little Lies actress, Kathryn Newton and The Get Down Netflix star, Justice Smith, scheduled to release on May 10, 2019. Written by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch, the plotline may be influenced by the game.
Pikachu will not be seen speaking English for the first time in the game and the film. Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You which released last year witnessed this phenomenon and did not fit right with our perception of our dear Pokemon. We can only hope it sounds right with Detective Pikachu, due in March!