The first of a string of announcements made by The Pokémon Company overnight, Detective Pikachu will be coming to Nintendo Switch. Details are exceptionally thin beyond that, such as whether it will be a brand new adventure or one based off the 3DS original, and when we can expect to see it released. The only thing that’s certain is that there’s more than just Pokémon Sword & Shield on the horizon for Pokémon fans.
Can’t wait to keep sleuthing with #DetectivePikachu? Plans are under way to bring this crime-solving Pikachu to Nintendo Switch!
The details of this game are still a mystery…so keep checking back here for more clues. 🔎⚡️ pic.twitter.com/286PFCGYaR
— Galar region Pokémon (@Pokemon) May 29, 2019
Detective Pikachu is the talk of the Pokémon town right now, with the popularity of its recently released live action film clear to see. That film originated from the scramble to snag the rights to literally anything Pokémon related in the wake of Pokémon Go’s stratospheric success in the summer of 2016.
The original game first released in 2016 for Nintendo 3DS before eventually being localised for a western release last year. It made for a decent mystery game, though clearly aimed at a younger audience.
In our Detective Pikachu review, Dave wrote “Detective Pikachu is a deceptively small game with simple cases and not a heck of a lot else. As someone whose detective itch is usually scratched by the Phoenix Wright games, this felt like solving the really easy introduction cases in each, rather than challenging logic and reason. It certainly has the presentation chops, but the people who’ll get the most out of Detective Pikachu are diehard Pokémon fans and younger gamers.”
With that in mind, let’s hope it’s a new game and not a port, yeah?