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Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir

System: Switch
Release date: May 14, 2021
Developer: Mages / Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

Plenty of video games have elements of mystery in their narrative – that feeling of unraveling something ambiguous can be a highly effective means to motivate a player to see the end of a story – but it takes something special to truly evoke the feeling that you are a real detective. It’s a feeling that I hadn’t really experienced in a game since L.A. Noire released, but I’m thrilled to report that both Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and its prequel game The Girl Who Stands Behind, excel at being compelling, immaculately produced mystery stories that I didn’t want to put down.

Tying in with the launch of Famicom Detective Club a few days ago, My Nintendo has added in a new reward. Members can pick up a wallpaper based on the visual novels.

The Famicom Detective Club wallpaper will set you back 50 Platinum Points. It’s currently up on My Nintendo here.

Famicom Detective Club is digital-only in the west, but not in Japan. Nintendo is offering the game physically as part of a special collector’s edition.

Thanks to The Famicast, we now have a closer look at the contents of the Famicom Detective Club Collector’s Edition. Get a look at the video below.

Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind and Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir debut on Switch today, with the games appearing in English for the very first time. We have a new launch trailer below.

Nintendo has published new Japanese commercials for Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind. Both can be found below.

Famicom Detective Club launches for Switch worldwide on May 14.

Nintendo just published an English overview trailer for Famicom Detective Club ahead of next month’s release. Give it a look below.

Famicom Detective Club is planned for May 14 on Switch.

Nintendo has published a new Japanese trailer and a few different commercials for the Switch remakes of Famicom Detective Club. We have the full set of videos below.

Nintendo has something special lined up for Famicom Detective Club in Japan. The two games will be offered as part of a new collector’s edition when it launches later this year.

The Famicom Detective Club Collector’s Edition includes both games on a single cartridge, an art book featuring character and concept art, two reprints of promotional flyers from the game’s original release, and a 75-song official soundtrack that includes songs from Famicom version of the game. Pricing is set at 9,980 yen.

Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind have been given a new set of screenshots. Check out the full set below.