Detective Pikachu was a fan-favourite title on the 3DS, and information from a recruitment website appears to show that the second game is in development.
The title spawned a massive feature film with Ryan Reynolds and garnered a lukewarm reception from critics but a decent amount of praise when it was originally released from Pokemon fans.
With so much love for the yellow mascot of the Pokemon franchise and the Detective game itself, it’s not too much of a shock to hear that the second title still appears to be in development.
Here’s everything we know so far about the Detective Pikachu 2 game and how it appears to already be in development.
Detective Pikachu 2 in Development
Creatures Inc’s Japanese recruitment site had more information on the game, which appeared to show that it was in development.
As translated by VGC, a ‘programmer’ named KT notes that he is “working on the sequel to Detective Pikachu, programming the drawing area, while also creating a system in the Environment Development Office that will serve as the foundation for future game production in general.”
There has not been a huge amount revealed about the upcoming game for Nintendo Switch since the original announcement back in 2019.
The post on the Creatures Inc site also goes on to confirm (again via a translation by VGC) that they will be looking to implement new cutting edge technology into their upcoming titles.
KT said: “With new technologies appearing every day, I believe that ray tracing, which calculates the colour and brightness of objects by tracking light rays, and super-resolution technologies such as DLSS will become indispensable.”
“I am also paying attention to technologies introduced in the latest game engines such as Unreal Engine 5.”
This all hopefully means that fans of the Pokemon franchise will be able to get their hands on Detective Pikachu 2 at some point, although it is not clear how far along in the production and development stage Creatures Inc are right now.
We will hopefully hear more about Detective Pikachu 2 in the coming months (if not years), although Pokemon fans do have the fantastic Pokemon Legends: Arceus to play right now on Nintendo Switch!
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