The Pokemon Company revealed their plans to release previously Japan only 3DS game Great Detective Pikachu in the west with the truncated name, Detective Pikachu. It will be available in just a couple of months on March 23rd, 2018.
The localization itself comes as no surprise considering the news of the live action movie based on the game starring Ryan Reynolds. While the movie still remains a bit of a mystery, the game sees the player taking on the role of Tim Goodman, a young man who is partnered up with a particularly talkative Pikachu to investigate the disappearance of Tim’s father.
Alongside the game releasing is a larger than average Detective Pikachu amiibo that can offer helpful in-game video hints during your investigation.