Two years ago, the ever-so-odd Detective Pikachu released in Japan. Despite popularity, and even a movie being in the works, there was never any mention of a localization until a ratings board leak back in December. As of today, Nintendo has announced that they'll be bringing Detective Pikachu to western audiences, along with giving the game a second episode, and a large amiibo.
A special Pikachu and his friend Tim uncover the mysteries of Ryme City in Detective Pikachu for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. This Pikachu is unlike any other—the gruff Pokémon talks tough, loves strong coffee, and boasts about his brilliance as a wannabe great detective. Side by side, Tim and Pikachu will search for clues and talk to witnesses to investigate the disappearance of Tim’s father, Harry.
You’re sure to encounter plenty of other interesting characters as you explore the big city, including Brad McMaster, a police lieutenant; and Mike Baker, a man who used to work with Harry. Plus there are countless Pokémon to meet, and that’s where this Pikachu’s talents really shine—he can communicate with other Pokémon—and with Tim, too. Look forward to plenty of other fascinating people in Ryme City...but it’s up to you to figure out who to trust!
Also, on Jan. 26, an adorable New Nintendo 2DS XL system featuring Pikachu’s iconic face launches in stores at a suggested retail price of $159.99:
Source: GBAtemp Inbox