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Detective Pikachu game unveiled, coming to Japan next week

Posted on January 26, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS eShop, News

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.


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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