Pikachu fans young and old will definitely want to catch what Nintendo will throw their way this month through the end of March with the release of an exclusive Pikachu-themed 2DS XL, and Detective Pikachu game with an accompanying plus-sized Amiibo.
According to a press release, Nintendo will release an adorable New Nintendo 2DS XL system on January 26 featuring Pikachu’s iconic face at a suggested retail price of $159.99. The New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition features eye-catching yellow design with a stylized close-up of Pikachu’s face.
“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 of gamer.”
But wait, there’s more! Also announced is a new video game Detective Pikachu which 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.
This brand new adventure has players team up with a witty, tough-talking Pikachu to uncover clues, solve mysteries and encounter familiar faces from the Pokémon world. A Pokemon-video game first, this Pikachu can communicate directly 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. Launching alongside the game will be a special edition Detective Pikachu amiibo figure that is sure to attract collectors from all around.
This extra-large amiibo can unlock cutscenes if tapped in the Detective Pikachu game, revealing a combination of hilarious content with hints within. This same content can be accessed in the game without the amiibo, but amiibo owners will have quicker access to the exclusive content. The Detective Pikachu amiibo figure will be available at a suggested retail price of $29.99.
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/detective-pikachu-3ds.