In 2019 it was announced that a project related to Detective Pikachu but, since then, there have been no more updates on it. In fact, we have not had confirmation on the nature of this project, nor if the game in question would have been a porting of the original 3DS, a sequel or other. And, as mentioned, Nintendo he hasn’t talked about the project in recent months.
According to recent rumors, however, the Nintendo 3DS game starring the Nintendo mascot could actually have a sequel in the works for the Nintendo Switch. Evidence was reportedly found while playing Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX.
Resetera user CyberWolfJV posted a post reporting his discovery of something called “Untitled Detective Pikachu sequel”In Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX, launched yesterday. He says he was reviewing the game for Brazilian outlet Ultra N Podcast when he saw the alleged name of the sequel to Detective Pikachu appear in the custom database.
If you have played the original Monster Rancher games, you will know that it was possible to swap discs on the PlayStation console to summon different monsters. However, the remastered compilation replaced this mechanic with a feature that allows you to search for games on PS1, Sega Saturn and even the entire Switch library, hence the sudden appearance of the “Untitled Detective Pikachu sequel“.
CyberWolfJV has stated that the list of released and upcoming games that appeared in Monster Rancher 1 and 2 DX may be related to Nintendo eShop data and that those games may have internal pages on servers that are not yet available for viewing. public. In addition to the sequel to Detective Pikachu, pages for Metroid Prime 4 And the sequel to Breath of the Wild.
Detective Pikachu debuted on the Nintendo 3DS in 2016 in Japan (under the title Birth of a New Duo) and globally in 2018. The game featured the Pokémon teaming up with a boy named Tim Goodman to solve the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Harry Goodman, Tim’s father and Pikachu’s owner.
The game managed to get a film adaptation in 2019 with Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu and Justice Smith as 21-year-old Tim Goodman. The film grossed over $ 433 million at the global box office and was nicknamed “best video game movie ever”From Forbes even before the Sonic movie broke the curse of the video game movie.
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