Detective Pikachu Returns in October of this year

Detective Pikachu Returns
Screenshot: GAME FREAK

Detective Pikachu was a successful movie that put a talking Pikachu in the limelight, and Detective Pikachu Returns looks to be the video game version of the movie. Here is everything we know about Detective Pikachu Returns, including the release date.

Detective Pikachu Returns release date, explained

Detective Pikachu Returns Release Date

Screenshot: GAME FREAK

The Pokemon Company and Game Freak are coming together to put Detective Pikachu Returns on Nintendo Switch on October 6, 2023.

It has yet to be revealed how Detective Pikachu Returns will play — the trailer we got just showed cinematics of Pikachu chilling, talking, and drinking coffee. However, if I got my wish, Detective Pikachu Returns would play like an old-school side-scrolling adventure like The Return to Monkey Island.

Who plays Pikachu in Detective Pikachu Returns?

Of course, the question everyone is asking is who plays Pikachu in Detective Pikachu Returns? Sorry Ryan Reynolds, but Pikachu is voiced by Will Arnett in Detective Pikachu Returns.

Will Arnett has the perfect serious detective voice and also has the talent to throw some comedy into the performance. We can’t wait to explore with Pikachu, especially since he’ll be Will Arnett, in Detective Pikachu Returns.

Will Detective Pikachu Returns follow the plot of the movie?

It hasn’t been revealed what the story of Detective Pikachu Returns is yet. Though we did see a sneak peek of Mewtwo, we doubt Detective Pikachu Returns will follow the Detective Pikachu movie.

If the plot of the game does follow the movie, it will need to add some creative liberties so that the mystery isn’t predictable for those who have seen the movie. Because there is a mystery to solve, we think there will be a new plot to experience in Detective Pikachu Returns.

If you haven’t seen Detective Pikachu yet, there’s still time to check it out, especially since Detective Pikachu Returns doesn’t come out until October 6, 2023.

Noah Nelson
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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.