Detective Pikachu producer Hiroyuki Jinnai was recently interviewed by The Verge to discuss the upcoming game’s original concept with a talking Pikachu, surprising Pokémon fans and much more. “We really started with the concept of making Pikachu talk,” explains. Hiroyuki Jinnai. “We really worked hard to come up with a justification and setting to make that work. It took a lot of convincing to let us break the rules.” Detective Pikachu is set to launch on March 23 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. To read this interview in its entirety, click here.