Detective Pikachu game unveiled, coming to Japan next week

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    Way back in 2013, you may recall that a new Pokemon game featuring Pikachu was teased. This was announced as a title featuring the classic character in a detective role. The project finally resurfaced today, and you might be surprised to hear that it’s coming out in Japan next week.

    Great Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Combination, developed by Creatures, releases on February 3 as a 3DS eShop game. Pricing is set at 1,500 yen (1,200 yen between January 27 and February 29). You can watch the first trailer below.


    The game is described as a “cinematic adventure”. Detective Pikachu features a story set in Rhyme City, a place where people and Pokemon live together. A young boy named Tim Goodman comes to this city to fulfill a certain objective. There, Tim and Pikachu have an unexpected encounter. A new story begins from here.

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    Great Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Combination takes up 800MB of space (6,400 blocks). You can access the official site here.

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  2. DarkCoffe64

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    Lolwhat.
    I can already guess how this will go:
    "Ok, Pikachu, it seems like the suspect is the woman that left that bloody knife in her room,
    but something's off. I believe she's getting framed up. What do you think?"
    "Pikapika"
    "What?"
    "Pika! Pikachu!"
    "I don't understand a f*ck of what you're saying! Why did my boss think this would be a good idea!?"
     
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  4. EvilMakiPR

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    So it will be a CIA only game right? No way to play it with Sky3DS+ right?
     
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    Seems like it. The game's official website only mentions eShop downloads, no word of a physical release.
     
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    LOL...
    Crazy nintendo, and that's why I love 'em!
    Hope this gets western release though!
     
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    No. Just no.
     
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    Pikachu Holmes
     
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    I... I don't know what to say, that pikachu has a deep ass voice, shit's confusing the hell out of me. How the hell did they come up with this idea, was there an actual market demand for detective pikachu? Also, what will the gameplay be like, do you think it will be something along the lines of Phoenix Wright? Also, Tim Goodman is a stupid ass name, who the hell thought that was a good name for a kid:huh:~







     
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    Why... I have so many questions.
     
  11. Shadowfied

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    Call me an idiot, but I kinda like it after watching the trailer..
     
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    It just strikes me as an odd idea, what's next? Policeman Pikachu? Fireman Pikachu? Doctor Pikachu? Nurse Pikachu? Nurse Joy Pikachu? Pikachu Pikachu?
     
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    Don't worry, based on my always confortable PikaSpeak translator, we can deduce what Pikachu is Saying!.

    "Ok, so according to this, you said that this was the work of a Staraptor? (Pikapika), so Pikachu, who do you think are the people who used an Staraptor to kill that woman?"
    "PiPi-Kachu (Team Rocket)"
    "The Team Rocket!, omg, I knew it!, now they aren't only stealing pokemon, but killing people?, this is so wrong, Pikachu, let's work!"
    "Piiii!"

    Note: For the Pikachu translator.
     
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    This is so... weird...
     
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    I wonder if it will have English language stored in the game like Hyrule Warriors and other titles!
     
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    I really hope that it does, cause I'm definitely giving this a go.
     
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    This sounds fucking adorable, take all of my money!
     
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    Soo still no mention of the blue pikachu that was teased 2 years ago with this game
     
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    Blue Pikachu? Link?
     
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    Looks interesting if weird. I may get it if localized.
    Anyway my "mystery" dosage requirement should be covered with Zero Time Dilemma this year.