Detective Pikachu is one of the stranger spin-off games to arise from the Pokémon franchise, mixing a talking Pikachu with a Professor Layton-like mystery game style. It’s getting its own movie in the near future, and though the game may be old news in Japan, the impending launch in the West is a major game release for the still-kicking 3DS.

Detective Pikachu launches on 23rd March, so Nintendo has put out a trailer showing off what fans have to expect. Lots of story scenes are shown off, with a few bits of gameplay here and there, and plenty of other Pokémon make cameo appearances. It certainly looks to be a distinct game, and it’ll be interesting to see how it’s adapted to film.

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