What the heck?
You thought you knew Pokemon: Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo comes to Japan February 3, 2016. The game features a walking, talking Pikachu who wears a Sherlock Holmes-esque hat and partners with a player character to solve mysteries. The very manly Pikachu figured out how to talk after nobody would listen to him when he had the answers to a case (or so I’ve deduced from the video footage).
You may remember some horrific motion capture images of just such a project being uncovered a couple of years ago. It seems that work in progress has panned out, though our Detective Pikachu is decidedly less freaky (and yet all the more so because of it).
See more for yourself.
No word on a North American release date.