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Famicom Detective Club Titles Launching Friday

Although originally released in 1988 and 1989, Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and The Girl that Stands Behind have been reworked by developer Mages and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Both games will be available on the eShop on Friday, May 14th and if you purchase both titles, you will receive a discount. Not familiar with Famicom Detective Club? That doesn’t surprise me, as the games never got a western release after launching in Japan. But we have some info to get you started.


While technically the prequel, The Girl That Stands Behind was released after The Missing Heir. I’m going to play them as they were released, but it’s worth noting that you should begin with the second title should you want to play the games chronologically. Here is more info on each title from the Nintendo eShop!

From the Nintendo eShop page for The Missing Heir:

The mystery begins when a man named Amachi discovers your unconscious body on a cliff in the Japanese countryside. Clouded with amnesia, you learn that you are a detective and must return to your case—solving a murder involving the wealthy Ayashiro family. Uncover the secrets of the Ayashiro family, find the murderer, and regain your lost memories.


From the Nintendo eShop page for The Girl that Stands Behind:

As an up-and-coming detective, find the culprit who took the life of an innocent girl and rattled her high school community. The victim was investigating a ghost story of a bloody girl who haunts the school and appears behind students. Deconstruct this grisly rumor at Ushimitsu High School and free these students from their nightmare.

For both titles:

Originally released for the Family Computer Disk System in Japan, the Famicom Detective Club series is finally available with English text for the first time. The graphics, music, and sound effects of the original game have been faithfully upgraded for the Nintendo Switch™ system. You can also choose the original 8-bit soundtrack. Plus, enjoy all-new voice acting in Japanese.


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