Detective Pikachu Gets Ready to Crack the Case in This Brand New Trailer

The great Detective Pikachu hype train is about to leave the station.

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Nintendo has released a brand new trailer for the highly anticipated Western release of Detective Pikachu for Nintendo 3DS. The trailer showcases some new never-before-seen characters, gameplay footage and features. Please take a look.

Here is the PR breakdown of some of the hardboiled new game elements highlighted in the trailer:


  • 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.

What does Mewtwo have to do with any of this?

Detective Pikachu launches on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on March 23. Head over to the official Pokemon Company website for more information. In case you missed it Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon players will be able to nab Legendary Pokemon Heatran and Regigigas codes this March.

Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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