Review: Detective Pikachu Returns explained to parents (Preview)

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What parents need to know

Detective Pikachu Returns is a highly narrative adventure game to be released on October 6, 2023.

The story takes place after the game Detective Pikachu (2018). This game follows the adventures of a Pikachu who calls himself a great detective and solves a series of mysteries with the help of his human partner Tim Goodman and other Pokémon. To do this, Pikachu explores the city of Ryme in which humans and Pokémon coexist in harmony.

As of today, no information has been released about the game mechanics, but it is safe to assume they will resemble those of the 2018 prequel. In Detective Pikachu, the player explores several areas of the city to find clues and to question the inhabitants in order to solve mysteries.

Detective Pikachu Returns is a single-player game that is considered appropriate for an audience of all ages.

Details

Release date: 6 October 2023
Developer: Creatures, Inc.
Publisher: Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
Available on: Nintendo Switch
Available format: Physical and digital
Game genre: Action, adventure, solo
Themes covered: Mystery, exploration, puzzles, Pokémon
Text languages: German, English, Simplified chinese, Traditional chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese,
Voice languages: German, English, Simplified chinese, Traditional chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese,

Number of local players: 1

Level of experience required

Age 3+ 7+ 12+ 16+ 18+
Beginners
Intermediate
Experienced

Evaluation

It’s not a violent or scary game, but it’s possible to see some minor altercations. The visual signature is colorful and comical.

There is no explicit content.

The level of language is simple and suitable for a younger audience.

Pikachu and Tim Goodman are there to solve mysteries and help the people of Ryme. They develop their friendship during their adventures, and they collaborate greatly to find solutions.

The controls are fairly simple to understand and to execute, but a good sense of observation and ability to reason are required to solve the cases.

Acheter le jeu une fois

This game is purchased once.

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