The Nintendo Switch sequel to the 3DS’ Detective Pikachu game is ‘coming out’ according to a developer who is working on it.
Describing his current position, Murphy said he “has worked on an unannounced project and an upcoming project, Detective Pikachu 2”.
Even though it was just a small update, that’s all we’ve heard about the game since then it was first announced in 2019. The Pokémon Company confirmed at the time that it was not just a port or re-release of the original 3DS game, but a complete sequel of its own.
Not to be confused with the hit movie, but following essentially the same story, Detective Pikachu is a cinematic adventure game that follows protagonist Tim on his quest to find his father in Ryme City. Players travel around solving crimes, meeting trainers and Pokémon from every generation as they go.
This is definitely one of the more unique scenes in the series, featuring a talkative Pikachu image instead of the usual cute and calm version. The Pokémon Company has continued to break expectations of what a Pokémon game can deliver, most recently did so with the release of Legends: Arceus.
In our 8/10 review of 3DS gamesIGN said: “Detective Pikachu offers insight into the world of Pokémon through interesting mysteries and great coffee guides.”
Screen – Detective Pikachu
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