More than 30 years after its original release in Japan, Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir arrives in the form of a remake for Nintendo Switch.
Famicom Detective Club is one piece of history in the detective game genre; even though the history could be a little bit dumb or crazy, they managed to be one of the best franchises in the genre. Sharing some mechanics with Ace Attorney, the Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir gives all Nintendo Switch players one hell of an adventure.
The story begins with a character named Amachi, who picks up our protagonist at the edge of a cliff. Apparently, our character doesn’t remember anything about his life, not even his name or what exactly he was doing there. After recovering, he decides to return to the place of his accident. There, he meets a woman named Ayumi Tachibana. After talking to her, the protagonist begins to discover who she is. It turns out that we are a detective who is investigating the strange death of Kiku Ayashiro.
A nice surprise
The fact that Nintendo would remake Famicom Detective Club at all might be one of the most welcome and unexpected surprises of this year, and they’ve turned out remarkably well – outdated puzzle design notwithstanding. An art style that combines the best parts of visual novel stills and fluid animation helps to lay the groundwork for a pair of truly engrossing detective stories. The way each mystery unfolds as you piece together the clues is nothing short of masterful. The atmosphere, nuanced storytelling, and emotional underpinnings tie it all together beautifully.
If you haven’t gotten into this franchise, Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir is the way to go Sherlock Holmes. You can get this new remake for $34.99 on the Nintendo eShop. If you want to get your hands in both of the remakes of the saga, Nintendo is offering both games. You can buy The Missing Heir and The Girl Who Stands Behind at the same time with a $10 discount.