If you’ve always thought of Pikachu as this cute, yellow critter that mutters “pika” like rainbows and unicorns, now is the time to forget it.
That’s because the one in “Detective Pikachu,” out for the Nintendo 3DS on March 23, has the voice of a tormenting, middle-aged creeper.
We know this based on the new trailer of the game’s Western release, which Nintendo dropped last week!
For the uninitiated, “Detective Pikachu” follows the journey of the said detective as he uncovers mysteries in Ryme City. For one, he will be solving “a puzzling case involving oddly behaving Pokémon.”
Players take on the role of Tim Goodman, who teams up with Detective Pikachu in search for his missing father.
The game was originally released in Japan in 2016. In this version, Pikachu also had a middle-aged man’s voice, which resulted to petitions for Danny DeVito to play the role for the English release, Forbes said.
But now that the furball has spoken, we couldn’t help but feel horrified!
The trailer on YouTube has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times since its posting on February 22, with many in apparent consensus:
If it’s any consolation, the game is predating a big screen release starring Ryan Reynolds, who easily has more reassuring vocal chords. The film is set to hit theaters on May 10, 2019, as per Collider.
Watch the disorienting trailer below:
Images via YouTube / Nintendo