A detective Pikachu card has been one of the most popular things for fans to see at conventions and games conventions in recent memory, and now it’s being offered up as a digital version for the first time.
The Pikachu card, available to pre-order on Amazon and other retailers, lets fans download the original Pikachu’s face to their smartphone and play as the character in the movie, a rarity for a Nintendo game.
While the cards look cool, they aren’t nearly as playable as the original, and it looks like a lot of work was put into making sure the cards can actually work in this format.
The cards, which come with a cardboard box with Pikachu stickers on it, are only available in a limited number of colors.
We already knew that a number of the card stock on the back was recycled from other Nintendo games, but now we know how the cards were made.
The official announcement of the Pikachu card release states that it was developed by a team of over 10 artists from Nintendo.
The art on the card comes from the artist who worked on the Super Smash Bros. series, and that’s not the only piece of fan art on display.
The other art is from artists who worked at Nintendo’s Animal Crossing studio, including the artist behind the art for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Fans can expect the Pikachu cards to be available through Amazon, and to retail for around $25.
Check out the full announcement of this Pikachu card set below.