Anyone looking to dive into the funky cool waters of Detective Pikachu can now give it a try before they buy! Nintendo has released a special demo version of Detective Pikachu on their 3DS systems (including 2DS handhelds). This allows anyone interested to play the very beginning of the game to see if they like it. If they do, their save data will transfer over to the full version of the game.
If you haven't heard yet, Detective Pikachu takes place in Ryme City, where the titular character teams up with the player character to solve cases. He's loud and proud, and his detective-capped cuteness will follow you throughout the city. Rather than the typical Pikachu noises, Detective Pikachu's catchphrase is, “A bolt of brilliance!”
When you've finished the demo and decide to pick up Detective Pikachu, you can get a theme for your handheld. This offer only lasts until April 22, 2018 however, so you'd have to act soon. There's also a special Pikachu-themed New Nintendo 2DS XL you can pick up if you want your system to match your new favorite game. This New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition (that's a mouthful, isn't it?) will cost $159.99. It's got a cute Pikachu face emblazoned on the side of it. The special 2DS XL will also play any 3DS games, just without the extra 3D.
Are you going to play Detective Pikachu?