'Detective Pikachu' Comes To The West On March 23, amiibo Unveiled

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Detective Pikachu and its amiibo are set to release March 23rd.

The move marks another step in the recent resurgence of Pokemon that began with Pokemon Go's release in 2016.

The Pokemon Company has announced that 3DS crime caper Detective Pikachu will launch in the U.S. and Europe on March 23, some two years after its original Japanese debut. The game focuses on the player, who works with a talking Pikachu detective in order to solve a mystery happening in their town. When used with the game, it unlocks special videos with hints for your investigation. If you thought the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guardian amiibo was big, just wait until you get a load of this guy. The film's script will be written by Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman and it will be co-written by Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch. This Detective Pikachu amiibo is quite a bit larger than normal amiibo, as you can see in the image above, and it'll let you see all of the Pika Prompts for in-game chapters you have completed. Tim's father has gone missing, and Pikachu helps search for him.

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Either way, the Detective Pikachu game will be releasing on the Nintendo 3DS on March 18 of this year, so be on the lookout if it seems like a game you'd like to pick up.

Detective Pikachu will be available for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, which includes the 2DS. The title is notable since Pikachu can speak English, and he's apparently both "gruff" and "coffee-drinking". But we have to admit that even we don't understand what's going on with Detective Pikachu.