The Japanese title is Meitantei Pikachu: Shin Konbi Tanjyou (“konbi” can also mean “combination” as well as “pair” or “team”). In the game, you team up with a talking detective Pikachu to solve mysteries. You know, one that can say more than “pika pika.”
According to the teaser, this Pikachu can not only speak, but also drink coffee!
Meitantei Pikachu: Shin Konbi Tanjyou will be released on the Nintendo eShop on February 3 in Japan. It’s priced at 1,500 yen ($12.65), but will be available for the special price of 1,200 yen ($10.12) until February 29.
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