Detective Pikachu Returns Release Date Announced

The Pika who loves coffee is back!

Nintendo has recently announced the Detective Pikachu Returns release date during the latest Nintendo Direct event.

Detective Pikachu Returns Origins

A few years ago, Nintendo revealed the sequel to the popular Pokemon-related game, Detective Pikachu. It also kind of tied into the live-action movie of the same name, which had the same Detective Pikachu who loves coffee. The sequel will be the same with new mysteries to solve and new Pokemon to encounter. The original was first released on the 3DS in 2018 and was an adventure game spin-off of the Pokemon series that focused more on the plot.

Players will be taking on the role of a boy named Tim Goodman who teams up with the talking Pikachu who loves coffee to solve numerous mysteries.

About the Sequel

Here’s the game description of the game on the official website:

Unravel a series of mysteries across Ryme City with a tough-talking, coffee-loving Pikachu who calls himself a great detective. This Pikachu may have a self-assured attitude and talk like a middle-aged man, but he somehow manages to keep his lovable charm. Together with his partner Tim Goodman, this great detective duo cracks several cases with the help of the many Pokémon and people who live in Ryme City.

Investigate Ryme City, where Pokémon and people live side by side.

Search for clues in Ryme City, where Pokémon and humans coexist in harmony. With the help of many other Pokémon, Tim and his talkative Pikachu partner work together to solve a series of mysterious incidents in this cinematic adventure game.

Release Date

Detective Pikachu Returns will launch on October 6, 2023 on Nintendo Switch.