Move over Sherlock Holmes, a new detective is in town. Nintendo released a surprise trailer for Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo, a new mystery game for Nintendo 3DS. As shown in the trailer, players will team up with a special Pikachu to solve murders and investigate cases. But why is Detective Pikachu so special? Well in addition to his deerstalker cap and coffee habit, Detective Pikachu can talk like a human!
Rumors about a Detective Pikachu game first surfaced in 2013 and Nintendo confirmed that a new Mystery Pokemon game was in development. In addition to Detective Pikachu, the game will also feature a special “Blue Pikachu” who will act as the primary antagonist for the series. Per a poster released by Nintendo, other Pokemon will be featured in the game, but there's noThere’s no word on if Detective Pikachu takes place in the main Pokemon universe.
Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo will be released for Nintendo 3DS on February 3 in Japan for 1,500 yen (about $13). No word on a North American debate, but we’re sure Detective Pikachu will cross the Pacific as part of Pokemon’s ongoing 20th anniversary celebration.