Detective Pikachu producer explains what makes the Detective Pikachu character unique via voice recording, facial capture and more

The folks at USgamer recently got the opportunity to interview Detective Pikachu producer Hiroyuki Jinnai about the upcoming game. During their talk, Jinnai discussed how his team used voice recording, facial capture and other methods to make the Detective Pikachu character stand out as its own unique Pikachu:

“[I]n Pokemon, each one represents a species, and not an individual character necessarily. So Ash’s Pikachu is just one of many Pikachu, and in creating Tim’s Pikachu, we wanted to come up with something totally different. So we came up with this middle-aged man personality that’s also kind of charming.”

“This kind of project, where we used voice recording and facial capture, was really kind of a first for us. Seeing whether we could combine it into a game was compelling was a test for us,” Jinna said. “So we decided we wanted to release this smaller piece in Japan first to see if it would become a compelling product. It was kind of a trial for us.”

Source: USgamer.net

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