Detective Pikachu Is Coming To America With A New Amiibo

We're making the movie, so that means we get the game.

News by Mike Williams, .

The Pokemon Company has announced that Detective Pikachu will be coming to Nintendo 3DS in North America on March 23, 2018.

Back in early 2016, The Pokemon Company released Great Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo (Meitantei Pikachu: Shin Konbi Tanjo) for Nintendo 3DS. The game was a Pokemon spinoff adventure sold only on the Nintendo eShop, starring a hyper-intelligent Pikachu and the human who can understand him. The upcoming live-action Pokemon film is actually based on the game, so it seems The Pokemon Company has decided to bring the game to our shores.

"Tim and this gruff, coffee-drinking Pikachu have teamed up to investigate the disappearance of Tim's father. Look for clues, talk to witnesses, and uncover the secrets of Ryme City!" says the official release.

With the game expanding its horizons, the Pokemon Company is also creating a special Detective Pikachu Amiibo for use with the game. This Amiibo is around twice the size of a normal Amiibo and limited-edition, so expect it to be a little hard to find. You can tap the Amiibo onto your 3DS to find clues to your current cases.

This article may contain links to online retail stores. If you click on one and buy the product we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Comments 5

  • Avatar for moochan #1 moochan 2 months ago
    I'm a bit shocked at how long this took to get here. Would have thought they would have done a HD remake or something for the Switch and release it everywhere. But maybe I'm just use to mainline Pokemon releasing world wide.
    Sign in to Reply
  • Avatar for MetManMas #2 MetManMas 2 months ago
    I knew they wouldn't make the movie in the US just to not release the game there! Great that we're finally getting it.

    Anyway, since Ryan Reynolds is voicing Detective Pikachu in the movie, it makes me wonder if Nolan North will voice him in the game. You'll know what I mean if you think about it hard enough.
    Sign in to Reply
  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #3 SIGGYZtar 2 months ago
    Somehow I'm reminded of that Beer joke in the Simpsons.
    Sign in to Reply
  • Avatar for LBD_Nytetrayn #4 LBD_Nytetrayn 2 months ago
    *taps the amiibo, shatters the 3DS*
    Sign in to Reply
  • Avatar for blueberryboll #5 blueberryboll 2 months ago
    I want to know what magic shaders they are using on the characters in this game. It looks beautiful (esp. for a 3DS game) except for the 240p resolution!
    Sign in to Reply