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Remember Detective Pikachu? No, not the 2019 movie starring Justice Smith and Ryan Reynolds — rather, the 2016 3DS game that the movie was (loosely) based on. Yes, while oft forgotten in the face of its much more widely known adaptation, the initial Detective Pikachu game came first and there was even a sequel for it announced in 2019 that would wrap up the first game’s story. We even got word a few months back that it was still in development thanks to a job listing, though we got no other details at the time. But the game may be closer to completion than we might’ve imagined — as, once again, a job posting has shown



The evidence this time actually appears to be a LinkedIn profile — Creatures Inc and Pokémon TCG Development Division Senior Programmer Johnathan Murphy (try saying that ten times fast), who’s been in the role for five years, added two projects to his page on the website. “Worked on one unannounced project and one nearing release, Detective Pikachu 2.” So not only is the game still alive, it’s close to completion! … That shouldn’t be too surprising, given it’s been in development for years, but it’s still nice to hear, especially for a game we’ve heard so little about. Of course, this is far from complete conclusive evidence, but it’s a hopeful sign.

We’ll be sure to report on any official news about Detective Pikachu 2 as it comes out. Stay tuned for any proper reveal or release date in the future.



Via: Nintendo Life


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.