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The Great Detective Pikachu Returns October 6th

Detective Pikachu Returns key art

The recent Nintendo Direct has revealed that Detective Pikachu is finally back in Detective Pikachu Returns for Nintendo Switch on October 8th! Preorders are already available on the Nintendo eShop. Once again, we will be able to join Tim Goodman and Detective Pikachu as they solve mysteries. It’s been almost five years since the original 3DS game and movie came out, so it’s great to finally see the eponymous detective again after basically radio silence.

Please see below for a short overview of Detective Pikachu Returns from the eShop page:

Solve mysteries with the personality-packed Detective Pikachu!

Unravel a series of mysteries across Ryme City with a tough-talking, coffee-loving Pikachu who calls himself a great detective. This Pikachu may have a self-assured attitude and talk like a middle-aged man, but he somehow manages to keep his lovable charm. Together with his partner Tim Goodman, this great detective duo cracks several cases with the help of the many Pokémon and people who live in Ryme City.

Investigate Ryme City, where Pokémon and people live side by side

Search for clues in Ryme City, where Pokémon and humans coexist in harmony. With the help of many other Pokémon, Tim and his talkative Pikachu partner work together to solve a series of mysterious incidents in this cinematic adventure game.

Of course, there is also an announcement trailer as well!

Detective Pikachu Returns Announcement Trailer

Detective Pikachu Returns is looking great! I really should get going on playing the first one already, so I can play this one too. While I have yet to see how good and funny Detective Pikachu is both on the big screen and on the dual screen, our staff sure has! Please check out the review for the original 3DS Detective Pikachu by RPGFan alumnus Tris Mendoza. He seemed to have a pretty decent time with it! We also have a Retro Encounter episode discussing the Detective Pikachu movie for those that are interested!

Please stay tuned to RPGFan for more sleuthing game news and of course, RPGs!

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Alvin Lim

Alvin Lim

Alvin was a news editor who is desperately trying to ween himself off mobile games so he has more time to play console games again. If he's not clicking on Granblue Fantasy, he's either adding more RPGs to his massive backlog, or is taking over 100 hours on a single game in it. When not gaming, he is hanging out, traveling, or cooking with his partner.

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