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Detective Pikachu Game Heading to Switch With New Ending

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Different ending from live-action film, earlier 3DS release

The Pokémon Company announced on Wednesday that Creatures' Detective Pikachu game will be released on the Nintendo Switch with a new ending. The announcement did not specifically state if the release will be an entirely new game, or an updated version of the original game. The announcement did indicate that the Switch game's ending will be different from the ending in Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment's live-action Pokémon Detective Pikachu film.

The Pokémon Company describes the original game's story:

An action-adventure title, Detective Pikachu finds the hero of the title – a unique Pikachu in the Pokémon world – partnering with Tim Goodman and searching for evidence and clues to solve a series of cases, whilst also investigating the disappearance of Tim's father, Harry Goodman.

When he arrives in Ryme City looking for his missing father, little does Tim know he would meet a Pikachu, but more amazingly a Pikachu who he could communicate with. There's more to this Pikachu than a detective hat – he's one lovably gruff, tough-talking sleuth, with a taste for good coffee.

This Pikachu claims that he worked with Tim's father, and the two pair up to discover his whereabouts. Together, Tim and Detective Pikachu will encounter a number of mysteries in Ryme City and will need to talk to witnesses and gather their testimony in order to discover the truth. Cases that would be impossible for Tim to solve alone can be cracked with the help of this Pikachu, because he is able to obtain vital clues and information from other Pokémon.

The game shipped for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan in 2016, and launched in the West in March 2018.

Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment's live-action Pokémon Detective Pikachu film is based on the original game. The film opened in Japan on May 3, and in North America on May 10.

Update: Article corrected to state that Warner Bros. is distributing the film, not Universal Pictures. Thanks, Josh Cowgill.

Source: The Pokémon Company live stream

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