Remember back in 2013 when a Japanese documentary spent some time with the CEO of The Pokémon Company and revealed a small off-screen snippet of a new Pokémon game where Pikachu was a detective? No? Maybe this will help. Well, it looks like it’s finally ready to be unveiled to the world.

Although to be quite honest I’d forgotten about the detective Pikachu game, but thanks to an official announcement I can finally be excited for the game again, maybe. It’s called Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo, and is set to launch on February 3 on the Nintendo eShop in Japan.

There’s a trailer for the game too which sees Pikachu searching through evidence, possibly examining a body, though the kid later appears to be fit and healthy running away from something sinister. Unfortunately, the trailer doesn’t reveal much, and there’s currently no word on a western release.

I guess we’ll just have to wait for the Japanese release to see what it’s all about. Either way, it looks interesting, right?

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