With the flood of Detective Pikachu Movie news, many may have forgotten that Detective Pikachu was initially a 3DS game. The game was released back in Japan in early 2016, but now 2018 is imminent already and not much has been said about a Western localisation.
However, if you are still clinging onto hope for a game localisation in the West though, I think you will like to know that Detective Pikachu has been rated in the United States. In a tweet by @Marcus_Sellars, the game is also slated to be released sometime in 2018.
A detective Pickachu game has been rated in America now. Heard it's meant to release next year. pic.twitter.com/KHFJVTGjo4
— Marcus Sellars (@Marcus_Sellars) December 29, 2017
Who knows, maybe Nintendo will be making an announcement soon for the Western release of Detective Pikachu. However, until then, I’ll not hold my breath just yet.