This is a thing.
Holy fucking shit this is hilarious.
Fuck Z, this is everything we could possibly need.
It actually looks kind of good for 3ds, to be quite honest.
Oh well, if they work on the game longer, it might save Gen 6. R-right, guys?
>middle age man as pikachu's VA
What the fuck
I hope so, one of the biggest disappointments is that only Your Rival, Lysandre, Sycamore and Flare Grunts/Admins have 3D models while Gym Leaders and Diantha only have sliding Portraits.
I want to see Korrina's disappointed face when beat her Lucarious face in.
I respond to one anon about this being on hold after complete silence for three years, then suddenly, it's announced. Thanks, karma.
I wonder how Mega Evolutions will be utilized... Or more importantly, what happened to the "blue Pikachu"?
This looks glorious. And for 10 bucks.
I like when they experiment with the franchise, I only hope we can get it the same day as the japs.
I really would love to spend my 10 bucks on this instead of the vc this month.
I fucking love it. It's like they intentionally applied the most bonkers concept possible to Pikachu and made a game out of it.
>deep-voiced detective Pikachu meets a regular Pikachu with Ikue Ohtani's voice
>mish mash of western and animu style
this is weird
Pikachu as a detective is also in reference to Basil the Great Mouse Detective
A Raticate will be one of the main villains, calling it, cap this shit now mothafucka pow pow pow
The reveal for the japs was like 30 minutes ago so they could still announce it for the same day in the rest of the world. Or maybe somewhere along the world, the important thing is that I want to play this curious thing. I like these types of things more than running though a region getting my badges and battling evil teams for the fucking 26th time.
I wonder why Herdier isn't his assistant. He has the same moustache as the Disney version of Dr. Watson.
>I only seen animes from the 90's
for what purpose? the engine is mainly for rigging pikachu's face
>Pikachu will never pat you on the back for a job well done
It's this guy, did a shitload of stuff. The scientist in Shiki, Rufus Shinra in the FF VII: Advent Children movie and not to forget the narrator in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
>They've been working on this for three years, anon. Yes, it could still be shit but they have had enough time to not make it shit.
Then why not announce it few months in advance and promote it like crazy? Why eshop only? Its most likley for the youngest audience only
I'm not sure how I'm feeling about this, but it's still better than most of their recent stuff I guess.
>Tfw love detective stuff
This game is literally my fetish
So glad it´s not dead.
Western release when?
I'm generally referring to the shows that are less fantastical. Like those based on literature.
Also there's Sherlock Hound.
>everything is rock and roll
>guys! Pikachu in a detective hat! Literally the only reason we're announcing this shit!
It's good to see they're allocating funds and resources into things that more than just the Japanese children with ADHD care about.
god gave rock n roll 2u anon
>this game was in the works since at least 2013
>mfw a 3-4 hour Detective Pikachu game had more effort put into it than fucking ORAS
God, the butthurt on display here is GLORIOUS.
Why? A game with a complete 3D overworld would be rad. I mean, it worked for Collesium, just do that but be like the regular games.
Sure, most of the time is spent in battles, but if the over world didn't matter, then why not continue just to use sprites?
>There will never be a Cowboy Treecko
>There will never be an Astronaut Turtwig
>There will never be a Chef Snivy
>There will never be a Forest Ranger Totodile
>your favorite NFE Pokemon will never be a talking detective
>This game requires 800MB of space (6,400 blocks) to download and is listed on the official site as "Cinematic Adventure Game". It takes place in Rhyme City and you the human character called Tim Goodman who has come to the city for a currently unknown reason. When he meets with Pikachu, the story begins. It is a 1 Player game and has no online or communication features.
>Some Gen V Mons
Have this guy be a relevant character pls
If this game flops, then Pikachu will stop being the new mascot, reminder Ishihara said that this game was created to rise Pikachu's popularity.
>Pikachu getting chased by Trevenant
Why did that look so hilarious
I mean, at what point would you need a facerig? It's not like the characters would have voiced speaking roles.
Your example? It's a console game. Now a console game spinoff using that, I can agree.
>being realistic is having no imagination
are you an ideas guy or a "muh concept art" person?
If Pikachu's girlfriend isn't a Buneary/Lopunny I'm gonna
buy this game anyway
How this will fit in the chronology? I like the concept, tho....
I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR 3 FUCKING YEARS. OH GOD THANK YOU, THANK YOU MOOT!
>yfw Lopunny is the Jessica Rabbit of that game
According to datamining, they're barely downscaled HD models with 1 million+ polygons each. They're the reason the game lags during battle and they made them so that they can be used in future gens without having to make them from scratch.
>48 mega evolutions
>STILL focusing on Pikachu for a game
Gee, it's almost like Pikachu is not the most popular pokemon worldwide since the nineties.
>mfw GameFreak can't make Mega Pikachu so they had to make TWO Charizards, TWO Mewtwos, and a bunch of Pikachu costumes to make up for it
>Mega Pikachu can never be a thing because even GameFreak isn't that hypocritical
Mega Raichu someday
Guys, guys, don't be pessimistic. This would mean, Z will come next or whatever main series they are planning to release.
We already have PMD, Pokken, and now this Detective Pikachu that we heard of. It's only a matter of time before we get another main series.
I didn't know that I wanted this.
But I really want this now!
I'm a fan of both pokémon and detective stories and I even write mystery novels, but I never thought that I would see the day when the two things would combine!
I just finished that game and now Detective Pikachu gets announced.
What a great time to be alive!
>5000 polygons for a goddamn skitty even though the 3DS has too shitty of resolution to even notice it
No wonder the game lags like shit in triple battles. What the fuck gamefreak?
Don't crush my fragile dreams, Anon. I just want to have a game that's packed full of content and makes Kalos more fun to explore.
For a second l taught this was a new fighter in Pokken, wouldn't surprise me if Detective Chu got in however
Is this fucking canon? Like, why can Pikachu talk? Is this some Hocus Pocus Pokemon Bullshit? Is he a human? Why does that boy have an actual nose?
WHATS THE GAMEPLAY LIKE?
>No gameplay, probably telltale movie-game garbage
>Pikachu can talk for no reason, probably to pull the furry crowd
>Awful graphics pic related
>No interesting cases to solve since pokemon games always have shitty story
>Even the developers are embarrassed of it since it got delayed for so long
>this is what GF has been working on instead of making mainline games good
Am I the only one who doesn't want Z and hope they don't make it? I would rather they work on new games instead of re-release an existing game I already beat with a small handful of new mega evolutions and one or two more legendaries.
Personally, I would be happy if they completely stopped doing the whole "third game that has both the concept of both previous games combined and some extras" thing. I never got around to playing Black/White because I was waiting for what I assumed was the inevitable Grey.
>TFW all Pokémon will speak.
>TFW my waifu Glaceon will have a moe moe kyun voice.
>look @ my edge guyz! My father touched me at night now I act like a faggot on the interwebz!
ANOTHER SHITTY SPIN-OFF
PSMD was nice, but damn, I am tired of those
>minor detective game
70% of the game is spent digging for evidence, speaking to witnesses and looking up clues. You literally do the detective's work better than the actual, incompetent detective
Real attorneys are wordsmiths, thespians, logical fallacy wizards, superhuman liars and sociopaths. You think court cases are won with the truth?
I'm not sure what you're complaining about when Pokemon has ALWAYS had spin-off games.
>implying it's not this
SHUT UP. THE ANOTHER PIKACHU DOESN'T SPEAK BECAUSE HE'S RETARDED.
There was an actual Winnie the Pooh detective show.
>grown man as Pikachu VA
>live action trailer
Holy shit, someone just end it now. They're operating on the same level as a Hollywood studio that's got its actors on extended contract.
Still, I think I've never seen so many spin offs between any main games. I rather have one great spin off per year then live with 1/10 chance of having a good one for each release.
Europoor here, so that logic really can't be applied in my case
Definitely prefer it to the incredibly generic animu humans in Pokken.
Looks fun actually, and the graphics are top tier. But I still need my Z.
Why is everyone so hyped for Z? Kalos was boring the first time, it'll be boring a second time. I hope GF just keeps making smaller games or free DLC for gen 6 and doubles down on gen 7 for what ever the next DS is.
Might be cool. I know some people don't like spinoffs but I much prefer a spinoff like this (as in, an actual original idea) instead of another crappy shovelware match 3 game or some shit.
>Kalos was boring
stopped reading right here. shit bait
I 100% agree. X&Y felt incomplete because there were only like 70 new pokemon. A third version isn't going to fix that. I'd rather have nothing and save ourselves from the mega pokemon shitposting.
But they could add shit to ORAS or XY with some DLC to reinvigorate it, they wouldn't have to make a whole new game.
They could spend their time and effort making gen 7 fucking incredible rather than spicing up a 6/10 region with some new story and shit. I hope the just put the frontier in ORAS and move on.
>not already having all the chus sans pichu as husbandos
Anon? Are you okay?
They'll make more money with a new full price game than through releasing DLC all of a sudden for two games that are years old now.
It's also possible and even fairly likely that they are working on Gen VII already, but a smaller team is working on a Z.
>expecting the first of a generation to ever be good
>implying the Frontier is the only problem with ORAS
Its defiantly not the only problem with ORAS, it'd just be cool to have. I've always thought that GF should do something to make competitive less tedious on cart. It's easy now, its just fucking tedious. There needs to be some kind of post game that inspires people to keep playing a year or more later rather than just move on to other shit after beating it and then dicking around for a while.
I want him to be voiced by Big Boss himself, Keifer Sutherland
I had a Neopet named Detective_Pikachu as a kid. Where are my royalties, Nintendo?
Interesting, a pokemon that can talk on its own, definitely something we haven't seen in Pokemon before...
I wonder if detective pikachu will be available in Z...
pikachu gets a pseudo mega with a super light ball
along with the stat boost its new form is just regular pikachu with slightly spiky fur in some places and crackling with electricity
its new ability, super static, has a 100% chance of paralyzing something that attacks it physically, and a regular paralysis chance on any physical move of any type that pikachu executes
Serious question /vp/
Miyamoto confirmed it's existance and being in the finishing stages, this was back in July but people werent able to report it till September 2015
3's only problem was lack of post game, otherwise it's overall gameplay set up was great
Pikmin 2's caves should only be pushed as a post game in 4
>Tekken had a clone fetish
That's every fighting game back in the 90's. The issue is that Pokemon doesn't have to rely on reusing the same Pokemon when they have 700+ to pick from, and they've already broken the mold with Suicune and Chandelure. In the case of traditional fighters, it's what they do with the clones in future installments that make or break them. Ken is very different from Ryu, as is Akuma and so on so forth from when they were first introduced.
>Gen III pandering
But Swampert's not even in the game!