Nintendo's mysterious 3D Pokémon game is a detective adventure
Nintendo's unannounced 3D Pokémon game has been revealed as a detective adventure which stars Pikachu as your sidekick.
The as-yet untitled release is being designed for 3DS but may not see light of day until 2015, a report on Japanese TV revealed today (thanks, Serebii).
Previously-shown images suggested that Pikachu could creepily copy your facial expressions, but these were actually a demonstration of the mo-cap technology used in the game's development that will allow the character to speak.
A special-coloured blue Pikachu will also feature in the game, possibly as its antagonist.
Nintendo has yet to officially unveil the game, which has only come to light due to a Japanese TV special on Pokémon Company boss Tsunekaz Ishihar.
The report showed new screenshots that demonstrated the game's first-person viewpoint, where a player holding a magnifying glass is able to identify clues in a 3D environment.