It would appear that The Pokémon Company is working on a 3DS title which places you in the role of a detective who is teamed up with the famous Pikachu.

The game was revealed during Japanese TV programme "The Professionals" in an episode which focused on Pokémon Company CEO Tsunekaz Ishihara.

The game has a proposed development cycle of two years, although the programme didn't make clear when work had actually started. According to the show, a rare version of Pikachu will serve as the game's central villain.

What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to this spin-off title, or do you think the idea sounds a bit weak? Share your feelings below.