It is time to solve a mystery!
Get ready to take the role of being a detective with Detective Pikachu and Tim Goodman! You will get to find clues, solve crimes and find out what is going on in Ryme City. All of this and more as you investigate the cryptic disappearance of Tim’s father.
Below are the full details for the story.
The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today announced Detective Pikachu, a new video game scheduled to release exclusively on the Nintendo 3DSTM family of systems both digitally and at retail on March 23, 2018. An action-adventure title, 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, while 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.
Detective Pikachu includes all the chapters of the 2016 Japan-exclusive Nintendo eShop release, Detective Pikachu – Birth of a New Duo, but adds further content that completes the story. The game features new locations to explore, as well as a colorful cast of both Pokémon and human characters.
Detective Pikachu originally came out in Japan in 2016 as an eShop exclusive. It was announced in the same year that Detective Pikachu will become a live action movie that will be release in 2019. The movie will feature the voice of Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu. It is unsure if Reynolds will also be voicing Detective Pikachu in the game.
The version of the game that is coming out this year will be a full retail game. Japanese players who purchase the game from the eShop will receive a discount.
There will also be a Detective Pikachu amiibo. This amiibo will provide hints for players and play all the Pika Prompts (short video clips) from chapters they have completed. If you end up purchasing this amiibo then you will notice that it is much bigger then your normal Pikachu amiibo.
Detective Pikachu will be release on the 3DS on March 23rd 2018.