New “Get Ready to Crack the Case” Trailer for Detective Pikachu

Nintendo has shared a new trailer for Detective Pikachu.

Featured above, the new trailer introduces the games characters, features, as well as bits of gameplay.
Here’s a rundown on the new features in the trailer, via Nintendo:

  • Trouble in Ryme City! –  Ryme City is a place where people and Pokémon live together. But recently, many friendly Pokémon are behaving oddly for no apparent reason. While Pikachu and his friend Tim search for Tim’s father, Harry, they unwittingly stumble into the mysterious case of the problematic Pokémon. Can they solve the mystery and also find Tim’s father? Cue the dramatic music..
  • The Mysterious Mewtwo –  While many different Pokémon appear in Detective Pikachu, the one who seems to hold the biggest connection to the overall mystery is Mewtwo. How is Mewtwo connected to everything? And why does Mewtwo know Pikachu?
  • A Colorful Cast of Characters –  Many charming characters roam the streets of Ryme City. These include Pablo Millan, owner of Pikachu’s favorite café; Frank Holliday, an inspector at the Ryme City Police Department; and Meiko Okamoto, a camera operator for the local TV studio. Meeting and interrogating all of these characters throughout the game is part of the fun.

Detective Pikachu is launching for the Nintendo 3DS worldwide on March 23rd.

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  1. Anon_Amous
    February 23, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Ain’t looking too hot unfortunately.
    Source: Gameplay evidence.


  2. Snorlaxation
    February 23, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    I think the story has more potential than the gameplay, but I guess we’ll find out.

  3. British_Otaku
    February 23, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Assuming very little has changed from the Japanese version (which I finished years ago), it isn’t that big a gap. I expect them to add stuff, but we’ll see.

    Most of the appeal is quirky interactions with Detective Pikachu methinks.

  4. Snorlaxation
    February 23, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    more than likely, yeah.
    And it really has been Forever hasn’t it?? Wonder what the wait was.

  5. GameZard
    February 23, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Should have only released the movie.

  6. RetroGamer
    February 23, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    I’m learning more toward “no” at the moment.