Nintendo announces Sherlock Pikachu detective game in Japan.

Sherlock Pikachu Is Almost a Dream Come True From Nintendo

Sherlock Pikachu Is Almost a Dream Come True From Nintendo

Future Tense
The Citizen's Guide to the Future
Jan. 26 2016 2:16 PM

Sherlock Pikachu Is Almost a Dream Come True From Nintendo

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Sherlock Pikachu hard at work on a case.

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The BBC mystery series Sherlock won't be back on the air for at least a year, but Nintendo wants to fill the void in our hearts. On Tuesday, the company announced a detective game for Nintendo 3DS starring Pikachu as Sherlock Holmes with human-boy sidekick Tim.

Engadget's Japan-based editor translates the game's full name as "Famous Detective Pikachu: The Birth of a New Partnership," and the trailer shows Pikachu wearing the distinctive Sherlock Holmes hat. It also contains clear references the Sherlock TV show, mimicking its music and aesthetic.

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The game, which will be released on Feb. 3, seems totally delightful. But there is a problem: It's only being released in Japan, with no information about the possibility of an English-language version. The 3DS download will cost 1,500 yen (about $12.65). It's a small price to pay compared to the emotional cost of going without it.

Here's the game trailer so you can really wallow:

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