Pikachu drinks coffee and solves mysteries in this new Japanese game

A detective game starring Pikachu has just been teased in Japan

Ever thought Pikachu would look cute in a detective hat? Well guess what, now you can play with a Pikachu in a detective hat in Meitantei Pikachu: Shin Konbi Tanjyou, a game coming out in Japan on February 3rd, 2016!

This little-known game was teased several times in Japan back in 2013 with behind-the-scenes footage. Today, however, we got our first teaser trailer coming straight from The Pokemon Company's Japan branch.

Don't worry, your ears have not deceived you, that is a talking Pikachu drinking coffee and wearing a little detective hat! While the deep voice is a little offsetting, I never knew I wanted a Pikachu in a detective hat sipping coffee until now.

Adorableness aside, Meitantei Pikachu: Shin Konbi Tanjyou (literal translation: Detective Pikachu: Minds Combined Origins) looks to be an interesting game in what appears to be a potentially ongoing episodic series. The game focuses on a talking Detective Pikachu that works together with a young man to solve mysteries involving Pokemon. Considering the fact that the Great Detective Pikachu can talk, we can assume that he acts as your translator while working on various mysteries (similar to how Meowth used to translate for Team Rocket in the anime).

While there hasn't been any news of whether or not this game will have an international release, the game is already set for release on Japan's Nintendo eShop on February 3rd for 1,500¥ (that's about $12.65 USD).

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Published Jan. 26th 2016
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Featured Correspondent
    This is amazing!

    Strange, odd, and a little out there... it's suck a typical Japanese thing to do. I LOVE IT!
  • David Fisher
    Featured Columnist
    I know right? Hopefully this gets an international release. I'm not sure if it'll be something I'd buy, but I'd love to see some translated footage.

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