clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

New 3DS Pokemon title is a detective adventure starring Pikachu

The mysterious in-development Pokemon game starring Pikachu is a detective adventure game for the Nintendo 3DS, Japanese broadcast company NHK revealed today.

As reported by Serebii, demos for two new games were shown during an episode of television show "The Professionals," which profiled the career of Tsunekaz Ishihara, CEO of The Pokemon Company. The first demo was a beta version of a successor to 2005 Nintendo DS Tetris-like puzzle game Pokemon Trozei. Serebii reports that a clip from NHK showed the developers discussing the game's potential as a downloadable release, but no other details about the game were shared.

The second demo shared more details on the Pikachu-focused game teased by NHK earlier this month. In this new game, players will team up with Pikachu to solve crimes and defeat a rare and evil alternate version of the electric rodent. The game will also feature a blue Pikachu that talks, which will be controlled through facial recognition and motion capture.

Serebii also reports that the game has a two-year development cycle. Earlier this month, The Pokemon Company revealed work began on the game earlier this summer. Launch is expected in 2015.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for Patch Notes

A weekly roundup of the best things from Polygon