Detective Pikachu Returns Now Available, Launch Trailer

    Available now on the Nintendo Switch.

    Nintendo has released the launch trailer for Detective Pikachu Returns. The sequel to the original Detective Pikachu game is finally available now on the Nintendo Switch.

    Detective Pikachu Returns is a follow-up to the 2016 3DS title, Detective Pikachu. The game continues the original title’s story and features several new characters, Pokémon, and a brand-new mystery for players to solve.

    Detective Pikachu Returns Launch Trailer

    Detective Pikachu Returns Screenshot

    The final trailer for Detective Pikachu Returns showcases the game’s charming characters and gameplay. The titular character must solve clues with his beloved partner, Tim Goodman, as they try to uncover the mystery of a new Jewel Heist and the location of Tim’s father. Check out the trailer below:

    An overview of the title can be found below via the Detective Pikachu Returns eShop listing:

    Solve mysteries with the personality-packed Detective Pikachu!

    Unravel a series of mysteries across Ryme City with a tough-talking, coffee-loving Pikachu and his human partner, Tim Goodman. When a jewel theft occurs, the case sets this great detective duo down a path filled with mystery. Why did Tim’s father, Harry, go missing? What is causing the Pokémon-related incidents around Ryme City? Answer these questions and more by searching for clues, investigating scenes, and using your case notebook to make deductions.

    Talk with Pokémon directly and use their abilities to uncover clues

    The gruff Detective Pikachu can talk directly with Pokémon. Learn more about the case and Ryme City as you chat up the local Pokémon. You’ll see a different side of Pokémon as you discover their distinct personalities. Some of these Pokémon use their special skills to assist your investigations. Take a ride on Growlithe to track scents using its sharp sense of smell!

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

    Search for clues in Ryme City, where Pokémon and humans live and work side by side. With the help of the city’s Pokémon and people, Tim and his talkative Pikachu partner solve multiple cases. Investigate and deduce as the detective duo, both together and individually, on a search for the truth in this cinematic adventure game.

    Need some help with your deductions and game progress? If you ever get stuck during your investigation, you can consult Pikachu to get a hint. You can also activate a correct selection indicator when making deductions or while investigating a scene. With Story Jump Mode, you can choose to play any episode of the story. You can use it to replay episodes that you’ve already completed or skip ahead to episodes you haven’t played yet!

    Lastly, Detective Pikachu Returns is available now on the Nintendo Switch.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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