Press release

23/03/2018

Detective Pikachu opens his casebook on Nintendo 3DS systems, and Blastoise surfs onto the battlefield in Pokkén Tournament DX on Nintendo Switch

​​​​​​​Both Detective Pikachu and the second wave of DLC for Pokkén Tournament DX launch today.  

London, United Kingdom: 23 March 2018 – Both Detective Pikachu and the second wave of DLC for Pokkén Tournament DX launch today.
 
Get ready to embark on an epic action-adventure game like no other with a very special Pikachu and his good friend Tim. Join the unlikely duo as they work to uncover the mysteries of Ryme City and find Tim’s missing father in Detective Pikachu. The game is out now, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Detective Pikachu features:
 

  • The ultimate crime-busting duo – Team up with self-proclaimed great Detective Pikachu. You have never seen or heard a Pikachu like this one before.
     
  • An incredible Pokémon metropolis – Venture among the people and Pokémon that fill the streets of Ryme City as you search high and low for clues.
     
  • Opportunities to investigate Pokémon mysteries – Become the ultimate detective with Pikachu and search crime scenes, solve puzzles, talk to witnesses and find evidence to crack the case.
 
  • Get help from Pikachu with Easy mode – New to sleuthing or need help uncovering evidence? Don’t worry, Detective Pikachu features an Easy Mode where Pikachu will provide handy hints.

 
A special extra-large Detective Pikachu amiibo is also available now. The amiibo allows players to view all the Pika Prompts (short video clips) from chapters they have completed, including ones they missed finding earlier. These clips feature Pikachu’s quips and antics—and may even contain a hint.
 
To celebrate the launch of Detective Pikachu, a free Pikachu iMessage sticker set is available now on iOS. The sticker set includes eight stickers featuring Detective Pikachu in various poses. Fans who want to know more about the story of the game can check out the illustrated prequel story, “Detective Pikachu: Episode 0—Eevee’s Case.” Taking place before Detective Pikachu teams up with Tim, the short story sets the scene for the video game. “Detective Pikachu: Episode 0—Eevee’s Case” is available to download at no charge on Apple iBooks Store and Amazon’s Kindle Store now for a limited time.
 
Detective Pikachu is available now to purchase digitally or in-store at retail. For all information, please visit: https://detectivepikachu.pokemon.com/en-gb/
 
Also available today is the second wave of new content for the Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack DLC exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system. Prepare to wash away the competition as this wave of DLC unleashes the Water-type Battle Pokémon Blastoise, brand-new avatar items, new Trainer titles and two new Support Pokémon—the Mythical Pokémon Mew and Celebi. The Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack DLC is available now for £13.49. The Battle Pack includes this wave of content as well as the initial wave, which includes the Battle Pokémon Aegislash and Support Pokémon Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Players who have already purchased the Battle Pack DLC will be able to simply download an update containing this second wave of characters. For more information, please visit: https://www.pokkentournament.com//dx/en-gb/

For all information about today’s announcements, please visit www.pokemon.co.uk

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About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch home console and Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 703 million hardware units globally, including the Nintendo Switch™ and Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including New Nintendo 3DS™, New Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 2DS™, as well as Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSi™, Nintendo DSi XL™, Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.
 
 

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