By Michael Fontanini / May 14th, 2021
The Famicom Detective Club visual novels are both now available on the Nintendo Switch for $34.99. This marks the first time the two titles have ever been released in the west. In Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind, players will unravel two suspenseful murder mysteries. The Nintendo Switch versions have been enhanced, including fully re-created graphics, sound effects, and music. There is currently a discount available if you pick up both games, too.
Players must examine the environment and interrogate suspects in a search to uncover the truth. Inspect clues by moving your magnifying glass on the screen. Ask the right questions to test alibis, and deduce whether you’re being told the truth, or a shady lie! Finding the truth will also help you gain access to new areas, where you may meet more suspects as your investigation unfolds.
Here is a synopsis of each of the two visual novels, quoted from the press release:
Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir
The wind whistles through the lush Japanese countryside. A man named Amachi finds you unconscious and stricken with amnesia. After you awaken, you eventually learn that you are a detective working to solve a murder involving the wealthy Ayashiro family. Gather your wits and work to uncover the culprit and your past before tragedy can strike again in this harrowing investigation.
Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind
Night has fallen over Ushimitsu High School. After a student loses her life while investigating the story of a bloody ghost that haunts the school, the unnerving tragedy leaves the local community and the victim’s classmates shaken. As a detective in the making, it’s up to you to discover the truth behind the murder and the ghastly rumor of “the girl who stands behind” in this suspenseful prequel tale.
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