Pokemon’s Japanese YouTube Channel revealed a new game called Detective Pikachu ~ Birth of a New Duo~. This game features a “smug, talking, lovable, detective” Pikachu who solves crimes with his human partner named Tim Goodman in Rhyme City. Detective Pikachu is a single player game with no communication features. The game will be available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan on February 3rd 2016.
Detective Pikachu was originally hinted three years ago on the Japanese television program The Professionals. The program toured GameFreak and had taken footage of a detective game featuring a Pikachu.
There is no word on when or if Detective Pikachu will be available outside of Japan.
You can watch the trailer for Detective Pikachu ~ Birth of a New Duo~ below.