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Detective Pikachu

Post by GuitarHero » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:58 pm


One of the most bizarre spin-offs for the Pokemon franchise on the face of it, with a deerstalker-wearing Pikachu solving crimes. Its going to be an eShop title and by the subtitle will most likely be part of a series. Other than this trailer, nothing is really known about this game at all.

Here's some footage and commentary from JWitz about the initial footage from 2013 and a current video too.

The release date in Japan is February 3rd, so not long at all. Its initially going to cost £7.10 on the Japanese eShop and then will cost £8.80 after 3 weeks.

No western release has been announced, but as its the 20th anniversary of Pokémon this year I see it as quite likely to come to the West.

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Re: Detective Pikachu

Post by Scapegoat » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:44 pm

a pokemon detective game will be pants because they can't really have an actual murder plot in a 3+ game now can they.

whatever, just another pokemon game I won't buy and stalls for the next gen.
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Post by shy guy 64 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:31 am

its just such a wonderfully mad idea will give it a try if we get it
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Post by Dix » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:08 pm

I'd love if it was a main game honestly. It isn't obviously, but I'm sick of playing a 10 year old every game, and playing the main story with a totally different angle just sounds way more fresh and interesting to me. I doubt it'll ever happen because why fix a formula which isn't totally broken, especially one that continues to sell like crazy as Pokémon does. It's just something I would really love to see.
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Post by Robbo-92 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:58 pm

Looks kind of interesting, will definitely give it a go if it's not hugely overpriced (depending on what it actually is, an episodic game or a standalone release).

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Post by JenovaPX » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:00 pm

Dix wrote:I'd love if it was a main game honestly. It isn't obviously, but I'm sick of playing a 10 year old every game, and playing the main story with a totally different angle just sounds way more fresh and interesting to me. I doubt it'll ever happen because why fix a formula which isn't totally broken, especially one that continues to sell like crazy as Pokémon does. It's just something I would really love to see.
That's what almost every popular franchise is though and that's fine, spin offs like these exist for people like you for this very reason. This being a spin off doesn't make it less of a game or anything afterall.
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Post by Dix » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:40 pm

I mean yeah, I get that. I meant more to do with having a similar engine to the main games but with a different theme. Kind of like with Pokémon Colosseum.
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Post by JenovaPX » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:03 pm

Yeah, that's true enough, I don't think anyone would mind seeing more stuff like that but the push for that to replace the main games is basically just pissing in the wind for all the good it does. Sucks that the series is so stagnant but at least we do still get some interesting spin offs every now and then.
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Re: Detective Pikachu

Post by Pineapple » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:39 pm

Pikachu is.... talking???
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Re: Detective Pikachu

Post by GuitarHero » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:02 pm

About the spin-offs...

I think Pokemon has had some great spin-offs over its lifetime and its great to see that they're willing to experiment with other genres and styles, even if not in the main series. I think if they changed the main series too much or did anything drastic, they'd lose sales and not gain enough in return.

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Post by Fisher » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:24 pm

Looks interesting, will definitely give it a go.
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Re: Detective Pikachu

Post by Robbo-92 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:16 pm





More info has been released about the game, GameXplain did a video on it. (posted above)

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Re: Detective Pikachu

Post by Robbo-92 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:11 pm

So it turns out it could be an episodic game, beware as the article does contain a spoiler.

http://mynintendonews.com/2016/02/03/ru ... -episodic/

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