Detective Pikachu: The Return is very close, but the game has been in development for a long time. Its creators have revealed the reason for this delay that has had fans on tenterhooks.
Detective Pikachu: The Return will arrive on Nintendo Switch on October 6, which marks the return (pun intended) of one of the most unique spin offs of the saga of The Pokémon Company…Elementary, dear Watson!
It’s time to return to Ryme City to solve mysteries with the best-known Pokémon in the world. However, after switching to Nintendo 3DS many years ago, this IP has been lying fallow much longer than expected.
Detective Pikachu: The Return began to be hinted at in 2019 and it was not until 2023 when we were finally able to find out about the existence of the game. Why has it taken so long to launch this new installment?
Its creators have revealed the keys to this question that has fans somewhat intrigued. The game’s director, Yasunori Yanagisawa, has revealed that The project has taken about five years. and the reason has been having to adapt to completely different hardware as is Nintendo Switch.
As you mentioned, there was quite a wait. Overall development and production took about five years for this game, the game director said in an interview with IGN.
One of the main reasons behind this is mainly the change in hardware, and that with more specifications available in terms of hardware, there are many more things that can be done. It was difficult to narrow down and figure out exactly what kinds of things the developers wanted to do with this game.
Detective Pikachu: The Return changes the two screens for one
One of the main obvious differences between the hardware is that the 3DS had two screens, and now with the Switch we have one screen. There was some sort of overhaul in the user interface and interface. The appearance of that has really changed a lotthe manager made clear.
As for hardware specifications… There are more things we can do with it. We can show many more Pokémon appearing on the screen at the same time. We hope this makes the world of Ryme City a lot more lively and also really expands the world where humans and Pokémon coexist.
Of course, Detective Pikachu: The Return may be one of the most pleasant surprises this fall. We are not facing a main installment like Pokémon Scarlet and Purple, so we can expect surprises and more risky creative decisions.
Detective Pikachu: The Return will be released on October 6 in Nintendo Switch. Here we leave aside the usual battles and RPG doses of Pokémon, to find a game full of puzzles and adventures. Do you want to try it?
Fuente: Nintendo Everything