Famicom Detective Club Games Now Available on Switch

Time to unravel some mysteries 30 years in the making


Famicom Detective Club


Do you remember when the Famicom Detective Club games originally released around 30 years ago? If you live anywhere outside of Japan, probably not. Fortunately, all of that is about to change, as Nintendo has announced the official release of the Famicom Detective Club remakes.

In Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir, the player takes up the mantle of an amnesiac detective who, after being found unconscious in the middle of the countryside, must continue their work for the wealthy Ayashiro family. Detective work is hard enough on its own, but will you be able to solve this mystery without even knowing who you are?

In Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind, players take on the role of a detective-in-training. After hearing about a student who lost her life while investigating the ghost stories of Ushimitsu High School, it will be up to players to learn the truth behind this supposedly paranormal tragedy and put the rumor of “the girl who stands behind” to rest.

From Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir’s Nintendo eShop page:

“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.”



Both of the Famicom Detective Club games are now available for Nintendo Switch, and can be purchased both separately and as a bundle. Those who purchase one of the games will also receive a $10 discount on the other. Are you excited to dive into this piece of Nintendo history yourself? Let us know in the comments below!

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