As fans wonder why a Detective Pikachu film is coming out, they might be happy to know that the original 3DS game of the same name is finally coming to the West. Western players will receive both episodes with their purchase.
Detective Pikachu finds the hero of the title... a unique Pikachu in the Pokemon world... partnering with Tim Goodman and searching for evidence and clues to solve a series of cases, while also investigating the disappearance of Tim's father, Harry Goodman. The whole thing is very odd, but I suppose we should give the game props for bringing something decidedly different to the franchise.
It includes all of the content from Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo, which first launched in Japan in 2016. It still works like a standard amiibo, though - plop its hefty stand onto your 3DS' NFC reader and it will unlock short videos that could help get you past some tough spots. The Detective Pikachu amiibo measures in at 13.6 centimeters, which is nearly twice the size of your standard Pikachu amiibo's 7.1 cm. You'll have to "talk to witnesses, hunt for clues, and uncover the secrets of Ryme City".
It's nearly twice as tall as a regular Pikachu amiibo! The figure is set to clock in at 13.6cm high and, according to the official Pokemon website "it will allow players to view all the Pika Prompts from chapters they have completed, including ones they missed finding earlier". While the man who voices Pikachu in the trailer (and presumably the game) is clearly not DeVito, he still nails the role. Detective Pikachu also has the ability to speak to other Pokémon, which will occasionally provide some valuable information.
The game did fairly well in Japan, but it wasn't until the American-made Detective Pikachu movie was announced that we expected the game to cross over to America. Are you excited to play Detective Pikachu this March?