A new trailer for the upcoming 3DS game Detective Pikachu was released by Nintendo’s YouTube channel earlier today.
The trailer opens with an ominous narration from Mewtwo, saying that humans can’t be trusted and implying that Pikachu has amnesia. Nintendo confirmed that Mewtwo will play a large role in Detective Pikachu:
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?
After the title card shows, the video transitions to the locale of the game, Rime City.
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 trailer also shows off some cool puzzles, such as completing a Charizard mural, entering a passcode of some sort, and a quick-time event involving jumping off a Metang in slow motion.
Being detectives, Pikachu and Tim will also be interrogating both people and Pokémon to find clues.
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.
The trailer also shows off a case from the story involving a rampaging Trevenant.
Lastly, the trailer shows off a GIANT Pikachu Amiibo, which releases with the game. The affect of this Amiibo was also revealed:
Also launching on March 23 is a special edition Detective Pikachu amiibo figure. This extra-large amiibo can unlock cutscenes if tapped in the Detective Pikachu game, revealing a combination of hilarious content that might also provide a hint. This same content can be accessed in the game without the amiibo, but tapping the amiibo will allow players to unlock content more quickly.
Purchasing the game from “select retailers” before April 22nd also seems to grant you a code to access a new theme for your 3DS’ Home Menu based on Detective Pikachu.
Detective Pikachu releases exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on March 23rd. Will you be picking up the game?
Thanks to Nintendo of America for this info.
Edited by bobandbill and Jake.