Back in 2016, Detective Pikachu released exclusively in Japan as Detective Pikachu - Birth of a New Duo.
There's been a lot of buzz surrounding the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie, but today we're learning that those of us in the west will soon have a video game to go along with it. Nintendo revealed today that Detective Pikachu will soon make his way to the United States in a new video game for the 3DS. The plot follows Tim Goodman, a newcomer to Ryme City, who meets the eponymous Detective Pikachu, a tough talking, hardboiled detective. The amiibo will unlock special video clips called Pika Prompts after each completed chapter. It's our favorite gumshoe Pikachu posed while "sleithing", and it's a little bigger than regular amiibo figures. The film's script will be written by Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman and it will be co-written by Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch. Together, Tim and Detective Pikachu will encounter a number of mysteries in Ryme City and will need to talk to witnesses and gather their testimony in order to discover the truth.
There will also be a new Detective Pikachu Amiibo, and it's huge, standing almost twice as tall as the standard Pikachu figurine. Amazingly, Detective Pikachu apparently worked with Tim's father, so that's.something.More news: Suspect in fatal hoax call in Wichita makes court appearance
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We're hopeful the amiibo will come to Australia too, we'll let you know when we hear from Nintendo Australia.
Detective Pikachu comes to a 3DS near you on March 23. But we have to admit that even we don't understand what's going on with Detective Pikachu.