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Detective Pikachu and Outlast 2 make an unlikely pair in this week’s Nintendo eShop update

This is not one of those peanut butter and chocolate situations

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Nintendo’s Nindies independent game showcase may have been brief, but this week’s eShop update runs long.

The big release this week is Detective Pikachu on Nintendo 3DS. That game stars the pint-sized yellow Pokémon as a gumshoe, complete with a dashing deerstalker cap. From our story in February:

We already know that a deep-voiced, English-speaking Pikachu travels with teen boy Tim to help out a variety of Pokémon in need. (Tim’s mostly in it to get this Pikachu to find his missing father, which ... well, we’ll just go with it.) But it sounds like Tim is getting a bunch of the credit for Pikachu’s work — work that involves an absurd amount of dancing Pokémon, solving jigsaw puzzles and, uh, even invading other Pokémon’s privacy.

Detective Pikachu will be available on March 23.

All the way on the other end of the spectrum is Outlast 2, a game that gave our reviewer serious and actual panic attacks. This horror game pits an independent cameraman against a Jonestown-esque religious cult in the search for his abducted wife. The game — which is absolutely not for children or, possibly, anyone who attended Catholic school — will be available for Nintendo Switch on March 27.

Other new titles include the following:

The Alliance Alive — available March 27

OPUS: Rocket of Whispers

ACA NeoGeo World Heroes 2 Jet

Arcade Archives Moon Patrol

Castle of Heart — available March 23

Eat Beat Deadspike-san

Gekido Kintaro’s Revenge

Metropolis: Lux Obscura — demo dersion, available March 27

No Thing

Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut

Sol Divide Sword of Darkness

Warp Shift — available March 27

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