Detective Pikachu gets United Kingdom release date… and a very odd trailer

Detective Pikachu gets United Kingdom release date… and a very odd trailer

A new trailer for Detective Pikachu has been made available in Japan and in it, a brand new Detective Pikachu amiibo is revealed.

The move marks another step in the recent resurgence of Pokemon that began with Pokemon Go's release in 2016.

Come March 23, Pikachu fans in the west will be able to explore the seedy underbelly of Ryme City in Detective Pikachu on 3DS. This new game, which is simply called Detective Pikachu, will feature all of the content from Birth of a New Duo (along with new content as well), bringing western players up to speed on the story so far. This coffee-slurping, gun-shooting version of Pikachu is helping a boy named Tim find his father.

Along with announcment of the title, the game will also be getting a special amiibo. Sometimes they give out hints, but most of the time they are just Pikachu up to his usual antics. The film's script will be written by Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman and it will be co-written by Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch. Side-by-side, the two friends will be investigating clues and interrogate witnesses, including the many Pokemon that inhabit the city. Also, Nintendo is releasing an absolutely huge amiibo alongside the game. Bizarrely, Pikachu cannot only speak English, but has a somewhat gruff demeanour and a penchant for guzzling coffee. That's why there's a unique Detective Pikachu amiibo coming to complement the game's release on 3DS.

Great Detective Pikachu might be one of the strangest upcoming releases on any Nintendo platform. Unlike the movie, it sounds like Detective Pikachu in the game will not be voiced by Reynolds.

Detective Pikachu is directed by Rob Letterman, known for his work on Goosebumps, and written by Alex Hirsh (Gravity Falls).

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