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Sherlock Pikachu is the best Pikachu

The great yellow one will star in its own detective game next month.

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Nintendo has just announced a new (Japan-only) title starring Pikachu as a world-famous detective. Named Famous Detective Pikachu: The Birth of a New Partnership (translated by our Japan-based editor), it's described as a cinematic adventure game in which a "smug," "wise-cracking" Pikachu will team up with a boy named Tim to solve a mystery. We already have a trailer, which very, very clearly takes influence from the BBC's Sherlock.

A Pokétective game has long been on the cards. After a soft reveal three years ago, The Pokémon Company fell silent and the title missed its 2015 estimated release date. We'd almost forgotten about it, until Pikachu donned a deerstalker and saved the day. Famous Detective Pikachu: The Birth of a New Partnership is due out on February 3rd as a Nintendo 3DS download-only title costing 1,500 yen ($12.50). Anyone ordering it before the end of February will receive a 20 percent discount. There's no word on an English-language version of the game, but we'll always have this trailer. No one can take that away from us.

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