Late yesterday, Nintendo sent out a new trailer for the upcoming Detective Pikachu game which releases on the 3DS on March 23rd. There’s still a lot of mystery to be solved, but from the trailer, we can ascertain a little more about Tim’s father, Pikachu, and gameplay.
In the same vein as an Ace Attorney game, it appears that Detective Pikachu will be filled with puzzle solving, searching for clues, and gathering testimonies (from humans and Pokémon).
We find out that Tim is in Ryme City for the purpose of finding clues about his father’s disappearance. His father has been missing for 2 months and, evidently, had an accident at some point when investigating a Pokémon case.
Besides searching for his father, Tim will team with Pikachu, to solve the “Case of the Rampaging Pokémon.”
The game will also be packed with a huge amount of human and Pokémon characters, including an ominous Mewtwo and a mystery man/scientist who claims that “humans can’t be trusted” and that he “can simply destroy everything.”
This same mystery man also states that “Pikachu has lost his memory.” This begs the question, “What is it that Pikachu has forgotten?” And, with that, “Is this why he hangs out with humans more than other Pokémon?”
This is an exciting sneak peek into what we’ll be experiencing as players of the game. As always, we’ll continue to keep you up-to-date as we find out more.
In the meantime, enjoy watching the newest Detective Pikachu trailer.