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Detective Pikachu - A bolt of brilliance!


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Just got the last issue of Edgetm, and I thought this game deserved its own thread - even though it'll probably never reach our shores. 

 

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Or the Great Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo as it is known in Japan.

 

The game is a spin-off in the Pokémon franchise, in which players work with a talking Pikachu to solve mysteries, and is being developed by Creatures inc - the guys behind the Earthbound and Pokémon Ranger series.

 

The game follows a rather peculiar talking pikachu who, despite not being as powerful and nimble as other pikachu of his kind, is rather intelligent and claims to be a great detective. One day, Pikachu encounters a boy named Tim Goodman, who is able to understand what he is saying. Thus, the two begin working together to solve various mysteries revolving around Pokémon in the city.

 

Meitantei Pikachu is an adventure game in which players control Tim Goodman as he works together with Detective Pikachu to solve various mysteries. This is accomplished by examining scenes, finding potential clues, and speaking with people and Pokémon to uncover new information. A lot like the investigative parts of the Ace Attorney series.

 

 The game was released on the Nintendo eShop on February 3, 2016 in Japan. Unfortunately there's no word of an overseas release as yet.

 

Launch trailer:

 

 

Intro & opnening scene:

 

 

>> Official (Japanese) website .

 

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Seems like this is getting a live-action movie :o

 

Production on the film is expected to commence January 15th, 2018 in London (!), so you can expect casting announcements to follow very soon.

Rob Letterman (Shark Tale) is expected to direct. With a script by Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy).
And hopefully Danny DeVito doing detective Pikachu's voice-over - even though he outright refused to do it about a year ago.

>>  https://www.destructoid.com/very-bad-news-it-doesn-t-sound-like-danny-devito-will-be-detective-pikachu-352774.phtml

 

Toho will handle distribution of Detective Pikachu in Japan. Universal Pictures will be in charge for the overseas release.

 

Still, as it seems to be a movie with a worldwide release, does this mean we might see the game released in Europe at  some point ? One can only hope... 

 

 

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woot!! woot!!

 

Detective Pikachu also launches March 23 in the west. The “special limited edition” Detective Pikachu amiibo is larger than the standard figures we’ve seen in the past and can unlock short videos that may contain helpful hints.

 

First English trailer:

 

 

No Danny DeVito alas, but if you ask me, they've listened to the fans. Nice!

 

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