Pikachu Gets A Speaking Role In Upcoming Pokémon 'Detective' Game

Pikachu Gets a Speaking Role in Upcoming Pokémon 'Detective' Game

Last week, Japan broadcaster NHK teased an upcoming program featuring a new Pokémon game starring Pikachu. That show has now aired and it shared more on the game, which appears to be a detective-type puzzle game with Pikachu as your partner. And he'll talk.

Siliconera reports that Tsunekazu Ishihara, the president of the Pokémon Company, told viewers the game is "a huge project" due for completion in two years. Pikachu will get a speaking role for the first time in 17 years. Siliconera said his dialogue will mimic that of a hard-boiled detective, working against his image as a cute and cuddly Pokémon.

Ishihara and his development team understood this is a controversial decision, but went forward with it anyway. The game, as yet untitled, will be developed for kids as well as older players, and will task a gamer's logic and deductive reasoning in solving the mysteries thrown their way.

"Top Secret" Pokémon Game Revealed As A Detective Game Featuring Pikachu [Siliconera]

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    This sounds absolutely ridiculous

    ...and I can't wait to play it.

      Sounds like a joke, and a complete waste of time.

      I'll take 8.

    I don't know why, but the first thing I pictured was Pikachu as a grizzled film noire style private detective.

    "So this Nidoqueen walks in with legs to kill and an eye for trouble- pika. She tells me that her Nidoking has gone missing and suspects foul play- pika. I didn't have the heart to tell her that there was probably another pokemon...so I took the case-pika. *takes a drag from his cigarette* Don't know if it's the half-bottle of McAllister dry or my intuition, but something tells me it's going to be a long night....-pika".

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