Detective Pikachu Game and Detective Pikachu amiibo Launching on
REDMOND, Wash.–On Jan. 26, an adorable New Nintendo 2DS XL system featuring Pikachu’s iconic face launches in stores at a suggested retail price of $159.99.
The New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system is just as electric as the
Pokémon itself, with an eye-catching yellow design featuring a stylized
close-up of Pikachu’s face. This special edition system is a must-have
for Pokémon fans! As with all Nintendo 2DS systems, the New Nintendo 2DS
XL Pikachu Edition system plays Nintendo
3DS games in 2D.
“The New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition is a charming addition to the
Nintendo 3DS line-up that is sure to delight Pokémon fans of all ages,”
said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales
and Marketing. “With a massive library of games, the Nintendo 3DS family
of systems continues to deliver one-of-a-kind experiences for every type
There’s even more in store for Pokémon fans in 2018. Announced earlier
today, the new video game Detective Pikachu will launch on March
23 in stores, in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and at Nintendo.com at a
suggested retail price of $39.99.
In this new adventure, players team up with a witty, tough-talking
Pikachu to uncover clues, solve mysteries and encounter familiar faces
from the Pokémon world. For the first time in a video game, this Pikachu
can communicate with the player. With the help of Pikachu’s surprising
voice, players can interact with other Pokémon in a whole new way as
they embark on an adventure through the streets of Ryme City.
Also launching on March 23 is a special edition Detective Pikachu amiibo
figure. This extra-large amiibo can unlock cutscenes if tapped in the Detective
Pikachugame, revealing a combination of hilarious content that
might also provide a hint. This same content can be accessed in the game
without the amiibo, but tapping the amiibo will allow players to unlock
content more quickly. The Detective Pikachu amiibo figure will be
available at a suggested retail price of $29.99.
Fans who can’t get enough Pokémon can also download the classic 2D Game
Boy Color game Pokémon
Crystal when it launches in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on
Jan. 26 for only $9.99. The game, an expanded version of the popular Pokémon
Gold and Pokémon Silver games, was the first in the Pokémon
franchise to allow players to choose between a boy or girl playable
character, and was the first game to introduce animations during Pokémon
battles. The Nintendo 3DS version of the game is updated with wireless
battling and trading, and is compatible with the Pokémon Bank app
(annual service charge applies). Pokémon Crystal is now available
for pre-purchase in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
For more information about the New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition
system, visit https://www.nintendo.com/2ds/buynow#new-nintendo-2ds-xl-pikachu.
For more information about Detective Pikachu, visit https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/great-detective-pikachu-3ds.
Remember that the Nintendo 3DS family of systems features parental
controls that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
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™
system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™,
Nintendo has sold more than 4.5 billion video games and more than 710
million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the
Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, 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
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for
Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
About Pokémon: The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of
The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and
is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon
Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the
official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and
today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in
the world. For more information, visit http://www.pokemon.com.
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