Detective Pikachu is exactly one week away from launch, will be available on March 23 at midnight

The Detective Pikachu game is now available to pre-purchase and pre-load via the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS in Japan, North America and Europe – ahead of its global launch in exactly one week March 23 at midnight. The downloadable version of the upcoming game requires 14,082 blocks, which equates to about 1.7 GB. The Detective Pikachu theme has also been released in Japan, Europe and North America for those who purchase the digital version by April 22. This theme displays multiple Detective Pikachu characters and Mimikyu can be spotted on it as well. The code to download it expires on December 31, 2018. Read on below for more details:

Available for pre-purchase and pre-load. With the pre-load feature, you will be ready to play after a small update when the game launches on 03/23 at midnight (EST).

For a limited time, players who purchase the Detective Pikachu game will receive a bonus download code for a Detective Pikachu theme for the HOME Menu on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 2DS XL. Starting 3/8 at 9:00 a.m. PST, pre-purchase the digital version of the Detective Pikachu game on Nintendo eShop or, or starting 3/23 purchase the digital or packaged version of the game on Nintendo eShop,,, GameStop or Best Buy to get your bonus code, and enjoy this cool yet cute Detective Pikachu theme!* Offer ends April 22, 2018.

*Internet connection required. Code expires 12/31/2018. For more information on how to download the theme, visit


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