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The obscurly famous 1980's Famicom Detective games released originally on the Famicom(NES), Super Famicom(SNES) got remade recently for the Nintendo Switch last year and were announced in Japan back in 2020. It seems like Nintendo finally understood there's a market for the VN/Adventure enthusiasts by finally announcing the localization of both games to the west.

Original games were made by the Metroid team from back then and the soundtrack was also composed by Kenji Yamamoto who did Super Metroid soundtrack. There's options to switch the soundtrack to the original 8-bit/16-bit sounds.

One of those low-key hyped games to be honest.

Last edited by Mar1217 - on 17 February 2021

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I played Famicom Tantei Club Part II on SNES, with an unnoficial translation back in 2016. That game got me hooked from the beginning to the end.

It's the kind of game that makes you want to play a bit more just to see what happens next. It's wonderful. By the way, it's one of the few games on SNES that has a murder as the main theme, and it actually shows the corpses, as far as I remember.



I think I remember the Gaming Historian channel mentioning these games in a video. It's surprising to see them returning.



Alex_The_Hedgehog said:

I played Famicom Tantei Club Part II on SNES, with an unnoficial translation back in 2016. That game got me hooked from the beginning to the end.

It's the kind of game that makes you want to play a bit more just to see what happens next. It's wonderful. By the way, it's one of the few games on SNES that has a murder as the main theme, and it actually shows the corpses, as far as I remember.

Common you're just setting my expectations to skyrocket once I get my hands on the 2nd game lol xD

I do know the game is rated Teen in NA so I don't know if it means some  parts in the remake are "censored" or different to the original.

Anywoo, the fact they even wanted to localize it in the first place is great, so I'll take it as it is.



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Mar1217 said:

The obscurly famous 1980's Famicom Detective games released originally on the Famicom(NES), Super Famicom(SNES) got remade recently for the Nintendo Switch last year and were out in Japan since then, but it seems like Nintendo finally understood there's a market for the VN/Adventure enthusiasts by finally announcing the localization of both games to the west.

Original games were made by the Metroid team from back then and the soundtrack was also composed by Kenji Yamamoto who did Super Metroid soundtrack. There's options to switch the soundtrack to the original 8-bit/16-bit sounds.

One of those low-key hyped games to be honest.

The remakes have not released in Japan yet but they were announced last year.
Ethier way it is very cool that Nintendo will be publishing this outside of Japan. Hopefully this leads to the recent Buddy Mission Bond switch exclusive to be localised too.



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Soren0079 said:

Mar1217 said:

The obscurly famous 1980's Famicom Detective games released originally on the Famicom(NES), Super Famicom(SNES) got remade recently for the Nintendo Switch last year and were out in Japan since then, but it seems like Nintendo finally understood there's a market for the VN/Adventure enthusiasts by finally announcing the localization of both games to the west.

Original games were made by the Metroid team from back then and the soundtrack was also composed by Kenji Yamamoto who did Super Metroid soundtrack. There's options to switch the soundtrack to the original 8-bit/16-bit sounds.

One of those low-key hyped games to be honest.

The remakes have not released in Japan yet but they were announced last year.
Ethier way it is very cool that Nintendo will be publishing this outside of Japan. Hopefully this leads to the recent Buddy Mission Bond switch exclusive to be localised too.

You're right. I've done a bit more search and it also seems like Japan is getting a big PHYSICAL collector edition as well.

*sigh* Poor us westerners .... Oh well we getting the games at least.



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In all honesty, I am pretty excited for it. I love a good murder mystery and I am looking forward to experiencing what these games have to offer.



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Mar1217 said:
Alex_The_Hedgehog said:

I played Famicom Tantei Club Part II on SNES, with an unnoficial translation back in 2016. That game got me hooked from the beginning to the end.

It's the kind of game that makes you want to play a bit more just to see what happens next. It's wonderful. By the way, it's one of the few games on SNES that has a murder as the main theme, and it actually shows the corpses, as far as I remember.

Common you're just setting my expectations to skyrocket once I get my hands on the 2nd game lol xD

I do know the game is rated Teen in NA so I don't know if it means some  parts in the remake are "censored" or different to the original.

Anywoo, the fact they even wanted to localize it in the first place is great, so I'll take it as it is.

I don't know if the original for SNES would be worth of a "M" rating, since there's no blood or gore (If I remember well).

But yeah, that announcement came out of nowhere, and I really liked it.



I'm interested in any of those Famicom era games that never made it out of Japan, especially if the games were considered good by fans. I'm definitely intrigued by these.



The_Liquid_Laser said:

I'm interested in any of those Famicom era games that never made it out of Japan, especially if the games were considered good by fans. I'm definitely intrigued by these.

From what I understand. The Missing Heir (First game) was never translated into english, so technically I've not heard much about this game's quality but @Alex_The_Hedgehog and peeps I've looked on Era are certainly making a good case about The Girl Who Stands Behind (Second game).

To be honest, crime mysteries, paranormal/horror stories are kind of my jam so it's fits right up my alley.



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