PokéNews (March 7): Detective Pikachu / Pokémon Shuffle Mobile update

Today’s Pokémon news: Detective Pikachu now available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop in Japan, but also…

  • Pokémon Shuffle Mobile

Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu comes out on March 23rd worldwide, but in Japan, players can already pre-purchase the game from the Nintendo eShop. Doing so allows you to start playing at 12AM JST on March 23rd (effectively March 22nd in Europe and North America), and without having to download the whole game on launch day.

To do so, you will need no less than 14 082 blocks (roughly 1.7GB). Pre-purchase is not live in Europe and North America yet (it will most likely will after the Nintendo Direct, on Thursday), but the file size should be more or less the same for the European and North American versions of the game.

Players who pre-purchase the game on the Nintendo eShop can get a special Detective Pikachu Nintendo 3DS Theme, available for pre-orders at GameStop in North America. Nothing has been announced for Europe yet, but no doubt something will be announced during the Nintendo Direct on Thursday.

Here’s what it looks like:

Also, in Japan, a special discount is offered to owners of Detective Pikachu ~Birth of a New Duo~ (the first part of the game), but only until April 22nd.

Finally, here’s two short video clips for the game, showing Detective Pikachu trying to interview a Fennekin and getting surprised by a Shuckle:

Detective Pikachu (3DS) comes out on March 23rd, worldwide.

Source: Serebii

Pokémon Shuffle Mobile

Today, a new Software update for Pokémon Shuffle Mobile was released. It brings the game to Ver. 1.13.0, but doesn’t seem to include anything too exciting if the patch notes are to be believed:

  • The user interface has been adjusted to improve the display, and other modifications have been made to the game for a better play experience.
  • Problem resolved

You can find more details about the various Software updates for Pokémon Shuffle Mobile on this page!

Source: Google Play



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