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I almost doubt they could get Ryan Reynolds to do the VO for both the movie and the game (please prove me wrong, Nintendo), so if Reynolds isn't Detective Pikachu in the game, who is?

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Piggybacking on this thread: Nintendo has also announced a New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition available January 26th:

 

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New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition Launches in Stores on Jan. 26

Detective Pikachu Game and Detective Pikachu amiibo Launching on March 23

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On Jan. 26, an adorable New Nintendo 2DS XL system featuring Pikachu’s iconic face launches in stores at a suggested retail price of $159.99. The New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system is just as electric as the Pokémon itself, with an eye-catching yellow design featuring a stylized close-up of Pikachu’s face. This special edition system is a must-have for Pokémon fans! As with all Nintendo 2DS systems, the New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system plays Nintendo 3DS games in 2D.

 

On Jan. 26, an adorable New Nintendo 2DS XL system featuring Pikachu’s iconic face launches in store ...

On Jan. 26, an adorable New Nintendo 2DS XL system featuring Pikachu’s iconic face launches in stores at a suggested retail price of $159.99. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“The New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition is a charming addition to the Nintendo 3DS line-up that is sure to delight Pokémon fans of all ages,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With a massive library of games, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems continues to deliver one-of-a-kind experiences for every type of gamer.”

 

There’s even more in store for Pokémon fans in 2018. Announced earlier today, the new video game Detective Pikachu will launch on March 23 in stores, in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and at Nintendo.com at a suggested retail price of $39.99.

 

In this new adventure, players team up with a witty, tough-talking Pikachu to uncover clues, solve mysteries and encounter familiar faces from the Pokémon world. For the first time in a video game, this Pikachu can communicate with the player. With the help of Pikachu’s surprising voice, players can interact with other Pokémon in a whole new way as they embark on an adventure through the streets of Ryme City.

 

Also launching on March 23 is a special edition Detective Pikachu amiibo figure. This extra-large amiibo can unlock cutscenes if tapped in the Detective Pikachu game, revealing a combination of hilarious content that might also provide a hint. This same content can be accessed in the game without the amiibo, but tapping the amiibo will allow players to unlock content more quickly. The Detective Pikachu amiibo figure will be available at a suggested retail price of $29.99.

 

Fans who can’t get enough Pokémon can also download the classic 2D Game Boy Color game Pokémon Crystal when it launches in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Jan. 26 for only $9.99. The game, an expanded version of the popular Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver games, was the first in the Pokémon franchise to allow players to choose between a boy or girl playable character, and was the first game to introduce animations during Pokémon battles. The Nintendo 3DS version of the game is updated with wireless battling and trading, and is compatible with the Pokémon Bank app (annual service charge applies). Pokémon Crystal is now available for pre-purchase in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

 

For more information about the New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system, visit https://www.nintendo.com/2ds/buynow#new-nintendo-2ds-xl-pikachu. For more information about Detective Pikachu, visit https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/detective-pikachu-3ds.

 

Remember that the Nintendo 3DS family of systems features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

 

Edited by Eliwood8

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I must have the detective Pikachu amiibo...

 

Names:

 

Sherlock Holmes

Watson

Magnum P.I.

 

**********

**********

 

And how does this come a day AFTER the Direct?

 

********

 

 

Edited by purple_beard

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It's been a weird day watching the internet go crazy from Direct hype, only for the Direct to be really disappointing and to skip out on announcing this, which is a slightly oversized amiibo for $30 and a Pikachu who sounds nothing like Danny Devito.

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$30 for the amiibo, that is some next level stupidity even if it is a larger amiibo than normal. It's probably smaller than the Guardian amiibo and that was $24 I think(probably wrong on that).

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1 hour ago, Destiny Hero said:

Um, hold on, just realized...

 

This is a $40 release. In Japan it was a $12 eShop download.

 

 

I guess you get all the Episodes then.... cause as they stated (and as I remembered) it was an episodic title.

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1 hour ago, purple_beard said:

 

 

I guess you get all the Episodes then.... cause as they stated (and as I remembered) it was an episodic title.

I'm rather hesitant to buy this as while the amiibo is cool and big. I just don't want to fork over a big amount over a amiibo that will only work on one game. Take for example Pokken Tournament (DX). They had two chances to at least implement the Smash Pokemon to do something in that game and they didn't do it. Support for Pokemon amiibo to do something has been nearly nonexistent.

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13 hours ago, Surge135 said:

I almost doubt they could get Ryan Reynolds to do the VO for both the movie and the game (please prove me wrong, Nintendo), so if Reynolds isn't Detective Pikachu in the game, who is?

It's Kaiji Tang.

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13 hours ago, purple_beard said:

I must have the detective Pikachu amiibo...

 

Names:

 

Sherlock Holmes

Watson

Magnum P.I.

 

**********

**********

 

And how does this come a day AFTER the Direct?

 

********

 

 

Pikachurlock Holmes

Wattson

Magnum P.I.K.A.

Ace Thundura: Pokémon Detective

Inspector Shock Clouseau

Batman

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19 hours ago, Juanblue85 said:

I'm rather hesitant to buy this as while the amiibo is cool and big. I just don't want to fork over a big amount over a amiibo that will only work on one game. Take for example Pokken Tournament (DX). They had two chances to at least implement the Smash Pokemon to do something in that game and they didn't do it. Support for Pokemon amiibo to do something has been nearly nonexistent.

 

That's true. Maybe for the new Pokemon main series games they will do some kind of amiibo support. But for that, instead of releasing so many Pokemon amiibo, they are better off just collaborating with the TCG ala e-reader using the amiibo brand.

 

As for the game and amiibo, I'll see how the reviews are for the game and I'll probably get the amiibo seeing as how I have most of the releases. I still have the Layton series to go through so I don't think I'll be getting the game right away if I wanted to. I have a $5 Best Buy coupon but expires beginning of March. :(

Edited by Eliwoodman12

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How about CSI Horatio? If only he had sunglasses too... 

 

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!

Edited by XLW

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Meant to comment on this much much earlier, escaped me but I'm interested in getting this game and the amiibo counterpart. Also, I'm used to amiibo only being used in one game but then again in game where you can use any amiibo one like Yoshi Woolly World, Hyrule Warrior, BotW to still get some item from amiibo not related the game means not all amiibo is used in just one game.

 

Plus have any you guys seen the size of this thing compared to the Smash Pikachu?

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That would explain the price besides popularity wise and such. Damn, that's big!

 

Imma name this amiibo Wattson, that's good one that was brought up here.

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5 minutes ago, Destiny Hero said:

It's a little under double the size, for triple the price. No clue why they'd make this figure so big when there's almost zero detail to it.

 

 

Its the hat bro'  .. and uhhh size matters ;)

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1 hour ago, Destiny Hero said:

It's a little under double the size, for triple the price. No clue why they'd make this figure so big when there's almost zero detail to it.

Less than double the height, maybe, but it's definitely a lot more if you take all three dimensions into account.  If we take the same height ratio (source) and apply it to length and width, as well, we end up with a mass over 7x greater than the SSB Pikachu amiibo.  I feel like the extra cost is justified.

 

But yeah, it'd be better if Detective Pikachu had more detail.  Like, shit, couldn't they give him a vest or a notepad or something?

Edited by Reilly

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