For the first time in the West, detective’s are allowed to wear the Sherlock Holmes cap: appear on May 14th Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind namely for Nintendo Switch.
The two murder mystery games were originally released in Japan in 1988 and 1989 for the Famicom. With the new edition for the West, the texts are localized in English, but the setting remains Japanese. Graphics, music and sound effects are said to have been revised, but fans of the originals can also switch to the original 8-bit soundtrack.
A look at the investigation files
In The Missing Heir, you play an amnesiac detective investigating a murder case involving the wealthy Ayashiro family. While you sniff the Japanese country air, you look for clues and interrogate suspects.
The Girl Who Stands Behind then revolves around an enigmatic death at a Japanese high school. Paired with an exciting atmosphere, it is important to put the pieces of the puzzle together and save the students. Is something supernatural at work here?
The question of the price is still interesting at the moment: The Missing Heir and The Girl Who Stands Behind are listed individually on the American Nintendo website for 34.99 US dollars each. If you buy one title, there should be a $ 10 discount on the other. On the German Nintendo website, however, they are currently only available in a double pack for 60 euros. Even if the price is ultimately the same, the attractive option of individual purchase is missing. It remains to be seen whether this will change.
via Gematsu, images: Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir, Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind, Nintendo