Detective Pikachu confirmed for Nintendo Switch

The 3DS hit is coming to Nintendo Switch with a brand new ending.

During the Pokemon Press Conference on May 28, four major announcements were made, with the first being confirmation that Detective Pikachu is coming to Nintendo Switch. While it’s unclear whether this means we’re getting a direct sequel, or an expanded version of the original, the news is undoubtedly exciting.

Detective Pikachu Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

Detective Pikachu fans can expect a new game experience on Nintendo Switch with a different ending than the one shown in the live action adaptation.
Detective Pikachu fans can expect a new game experience on Nintendo Switch with a different ending than the one shown in the live action adaptation.
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According to The Pokemon Company, the Detective Pikachu film performed phenomenally at the box office. Because of this, fans can expect new creative Pokemon projects in the movie business in the future. In addition to the possibility of new Pokemon films, Nintendo Switch owners will have the opportunity to play the Detective Pikachu game that originally launched for 3DS.

It was noted that the 3DS version ended on a cliffhanger, and that the Nintendo Switch version will offer a proper ending, one that’s different from the ending to the Detective Pikachu movie. Because of this, we’re guessing that the upcoming Detective Pikachu release on Nintendo Switch will be an expanded port rather than a full sequel.

Of course, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for Detective Pikachu 2, and will update as more information on the project becomes available. On the official Pokemon Twitter, the project was touted as follows: “Plans are underway to bring this crime-solving Pikachu to Nintendo Switch. The details of this game are still a mystery… so keep checking back here for more clues.”