Detective Pikachu Returns: Everything You Need to Know

Surya Kumar
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Detective Pikachu Returns: Everything You Need to Know


Detective Pikachu Returns is the second installment in the series where players get to solve mysteries around Ryme City with the help of a coffee-loving Pikachu.
The game will be exclusively available for the Nintendo Switch on 6th October 2023.

Detective Pikachu Returns is the long-awaited sequel to the popular Detective Pikachu game that was initially released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2016. The game features the same coffee-loving Detective Pikachu and Tim Goodman as they come together once again to solve the mysteries occurring in Ryme City, where humans and Pokémon live in harmony. The game will be exclusively available on the Nintendo Switch on 6th October. Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

Everything We Know So Far About Detective Pikachu Returns

Official Announcement Trailer

The game was initially announced in 2019 alongside a press release for apps like Pokémon Home and such. The official trailer for Detective Pikachu Returns was showcased at the Nintendo Direct event that occurred on 21st June.

Detective Pikachu Returns Plot and Gameplay

The game once again follows the life of Tim Goodman and Pikachu who seems to have the voice of a middle-aged man. Together, this duo attempts to solve the mysteries that occur in the city of Ryme albeit with help from other Pokémon. There are no gameplay videos available at the time of writing this article, but we can be sure to see several elements from the first game such as investigating scenes, finding potential clues, and interacting with people to uncover new secrets. The game also features a slew of Pokémon including the legendary Mewtwo.

Detective Pikachu Returns Potential New Features

If we take a look at the official page for Detective Pikachu Returns, we can see that there might be a possibility for the game to feature a swap between Pikachu and Tim Goodman which was not possible in the first game. Although the trailer looks a little rough around the edges, we can expect the game to feature improved graphics as it is now exclusively available on the Nintendo Switch rather than the original 3DS.

Detective Pikachu Returns Price and Pre-order Details

Players can pre-order the game either through the official site or directly from the Nintendo Store. The game is available as a digital-only version and the file size is 10GB. Players can also play the game in TV mode, Tabletop mode, and Handheld mode.

Detective Pikachu Returns is available for $49.99 USD / £39.99 / ₹4,133(approx)

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Surya has been an avid gamer all his life with an emphasis on single-player titles since the PlayStation 2 era. After switching to PC, he has also dabbled in the world of Valorant ever since its beta. He aims to spread his passion for gaming through his writing.