Great Detective Pikachu Released in Japan

The recently announced Great Detective Pikachu ~The New Duo~ was released in Japan on the Nintendo 3DS eShop today. According to master trainer Serebii, the game seemed to be about 5 hours long. It also left room for more adventures, possibly being released in an episodic fashion similar to other mobile narrative-based games seen on iOS and Android.

Gameplay revolves around looking for clues through talking with NPCs in the game and is fairly linear. You can catch a video of the game in action from TiLMENDOMiNATiON on YouTube. Unfortunately, this will be a title I pass on in order to save for a Pokémon Green 2DS bundle later this month.

What do you think? Does this new spin on Pokémon look like something that you’d enjoy? If it were aimed at a broader audience like Professor Layton or Phoenix Wright, I could definitely see it being an enjoyable spin-off title.

<3 PJ