Detective Pikachu Is Coming To America With A New Amiibo

Detective Pikachu Is Coming To America With A New Amiibo

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

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.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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