Pikachu is Sherlock Holmes in trippy Japanese video game

How do you fit two wildly popular franchises into one game? Pokemon

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Sorry, but we couldn’t help drawing your attention to one of the weirdest video game trailers this year. Internet, meet Great Detective Pikachu.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9j9RWkPstc

The game features Pokemon’s favourite yellow electric rodent donning a very familiar deerstalker, solving crimes, drinking coffee (really), and sounding unnervingly like a middle-aged Japanese man.

Suppose it’s easier to interview suspects if you can say more than just ‘pika!’

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The game will be released in Japan on Nintendo 3DS, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise. Sadly there’s no word of an English version yet.

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Sherlock: gotta catch ’em all. 

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