Nintendo Announces ‘Detective Pikachu’ Game And Massive New Amiibo

Nintendo Pikachu costume parade

The Pokémon series of video games is, if nothing else, consistent. Despite a few spin-off titles, the main series of games based on the Japanese card game has put players in the shoes of an aspiring pokemon trainer since the late 1990’s. The recently announced Detective Pikachu, however, appears to be taking things in a bold new direction. With a talking, sidearm-wielding, trilby-sporting yellow rodent by their side, Nintendo 3DS owners will be solving mysteries and uncovering conspiracies starting March 23. What’s more is that a gargantuan amiibo will be available in addition to the new game and a new Pikachu-centric version of Nintendo’s 2DS.

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