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'Detective/Meitantei Pikachu' Trademark Filed in Japan

posted on 2013-11-07 23:50 EST

Nintendo filed a trademark for "Meitantei Pikachu" (Detective Pikachu) on October 11 for a variety of services including video games. The trademark was filed with the Japan Patent Office (2013-79884) and made public on Thursday.

NHK's Professional Shigoto no Ryūgi (Professional Work Style) program featuring Pokémon producer and CEO of The Pokémon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara revealed on Monday that a "top secret" Pikachu game stars the mascot as a detective. The game will feature Pikachu talking for the first time in the game franchise and is expected to be complete in two years.

[Via Hachima Kikō]


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