Famicom Detective Club is leaving Japan and coming to Switch this May

The Famicom Detective Club is a name you won’t know, as it is one of Nintendo’s most obscure series, at least outside of Japan, but all that is about to change as the games are making the switch, to the Switch this May 14.

Two titles have gotten the full remake treatment, Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind and each will offer a unique story, complete with anime level visuals.

In The Missing Heir, you will have to hunt for clues, talk to suspects, and explore the Japanese countryside after tragedy strikes the wealthy Ayashiro family. Filled with suspense, this tale follows an amnesia-stricken detective trying to unravel his own past amidst the horrors of a harrowing murder investigation.

For The Girl Who Stands Behind, it is time to go back to school, as you interrogate suspects and hunt for clues to piece together chilling conundrums plaguing a high school in Japan. Suspense (and a little bit of horror) ensues as you try to free students from their nightmare. Can you figure out who the culprit is…before it‚Äôs too late?

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  • Jareth
    February 18, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Interesting that the American Direct stated Sold separately but the Australian upload states as a set.

  • Silly G
    February 19, 2021 at 6:25 am

    This was my most anticipated “new” game from the Direct, but it looks like we won’t be getting a physical release in Australia. ūüôĀ

    Judging by the eShop listing, it features an IARC-generated classification (as opposed to a peer-reviewed one, which is required for retail releases), which indicates that there are no plans to bring it to retail here. It seems that the US and UK *may* be getting physical releases, and I really hope so too, as I would definitely import.

    There is a lovely Japanese collector’s edition that contains a two disc soundtrack, but the Japanese release is in Japanese only while the Western release appears to be English only (no other languages at all, not even the usual European ones), which stings a bit, and I can’t see myself coughing up $150-ish just for the CDs (these are the sorts of goodies that My Nintendo ought to be selling!!!).

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