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Report: Pikachu game is a detective story

The Pikachu game that Nintendo has been teasing had its TV debut recently, which reportedly detailed it as a detective story with Pikachu as your gumshoe sidekick.

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Following a truly bizarre glimpse of a Pokemon game starring Pikachu, more details have reportedly emerged from its Japanese TV debut. Instead of simply being a game about fostering your relationship with an electrified yellow mouse, Pikachu will help you solve mysteries, because Nintendo is apparently actively looking for ways to make this idea more bonkers.

The Japanese station NHK aired a special episode on the Pokemon Company recently, in which they detailed the game. A teaser for the episode is where we saw Pikachu's freaky facial expressions, but the full episode sheds much more light on the subject.

Serebii (via GameStop) reports that it will be a detective game, with Pikachu serving as your crime-solving partner. A rare blue Pikachu that can talk is posed as an enemy. It's intended to be a downloadable title, and is planned for release in 2015. And since it's so early in development, some qualities can (and probably will) change before release.

It's vitally important that the core idea of facial expressions in a detective story remain unchanged, though, because it would mean we're finally getting that Pokemon-based LA Noire game we've always wanted.

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    October 28, 2013 11:45 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Report: Pikachu game is a detective story.

    The Pikachu game that Nintendo has been teasing had its TV debut recently, which reportedly detailed it as a detective story with Pikachu as your gumshoe sidekick.

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      October 28, 2013 1:11 PM

      Switch out the talking blue pikachu with Mewoth and I'm in

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      October 28, 2013 3:03 PM

      Why is a detective story with pokemons hard to picture for you?

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      October 28, 2013 3:04 PM

      Haha, I'd totally play it.

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      October 28, 2013 10:40 PM

      Interrogation will be tricky- Pikachu: "Pika?" SUSPECT: "I don't know what you're talking about. I wasn't even at the shop that morning." Pikachu: "Pika!!!" SUSPECT: "Alright, alright! I'll fucking talk!"