Detective Pikachu 3DS Game Comes to the West this March

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The action-adventure aptly titled Detective Pikachu is being rolled out in the US and the rest of the world on the Nintendo 3DS on March 23rd, according to an announcement from The Pokemon Company today. Western players will receive both episodes with their purchase.

Detective Pikachu is an action-adventure title where players take on the role of the beloved Pikachu, who alongside human detective Tim Goodman investigate the disappearance of the latter's father. In addition to all the content from the previous game, the West is also getting further content that rounds out the story.

A new amiibo will release alongside Detective Pikachu, and it stands head-and-shoulders above other amiibo. Using it will unlock special hints that will presumably make solving puzzles a bit easier.

Detective Pikachu is the newest confirmed Nintendo amiibo in months
That game about Pikachu as a gruff detective is coming west with a HUGE amiibo

While we do not know much about Detective Pikachu, it will obviously play very differently from previous Pokemon games. The Detective Pikachu amiibo figure will be available at a suggested retail price of $29.99. The game was initially launched in Japan in March 2016, with The Pokemon Company now deciding to bring it to the west following the announcement of the Detective Pikachu movie.

Detective Pikachu is directed by Rob Letterman, known for his work on Goosebumps, and written by Alex Hirsh (Gravity Falls).

Detective Pikachu cracks the case on 3DS on March 23. For fans who have followed Pokemon these past 20 years, it's a jarring change to see Pikachu talking with such a gruff voice.

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