The 3DS game Detective Pikachu is coming to the West in March, The Pokemon Company said today, and with it comes a giant Amiibo that's nearly double the size of a standard Pikachu.
Detective Pikachu, which launched in Japan in March 2016, will be out in the West on 23 March 2018. Last month, actor Ryan Reynolds signed on to star in a movie based on the game, which begins filming in early 2018. Here's how The Pokemon Company describes the game:
A special Pikachu and his friend Tim uncover the mysteries of Ryme City in Detective Pikachu for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. This Pikachu is unlike any other - the gruff Pokemon talks tough, loves strong coffee, and boasts about his brilliance as a wannabe great detective. Side by side, Tim and Pikachu will search for clues and talk to witnesses to investigate the disappearance of Tim's father, Harry.
You're sure to encounter plenty of other interesting characters as you explore the big city, including Brad McMaster, a police lieutenant; and Mike Baker, a man who used to work with Harry. Plus there are countless Pokemon to meet, and that's where this Pikachu's talents really shine - he can communicate with other Pokemon - and with Tim, too. Look forward to plenty of other fascinating people in Ryme City... but it's up to you to figure out who to trust!
More importantly, look at that damn Amiibo. It's just so big.
Here's the game trailer: