A free demo for Detective Pikachu is now being distributed on the Nintendo eShop in Japan.
The demo was initially scheduled to release in early March 2018, but was somehow pushed back to March 9. In the demo, players can enjoy the first few chapters of the game and transfer their save data to the full version. No word on a western release for the demo yet.
Detective Pikachu launches March 23, 2018 on Nintendo 3DS worldwide.