Thirty-three years! That’s how long the Famicom Detective Club games have been around, and also how long they have been totally inaccessible to Western audiences. A Nintendo franchise with two (and a half) entries, a remake and ten re-releases? Unreleased outside Japan? Yeah, for three decades.
That all changes now.
Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir, the first game in the franchise, joins its prequel in a worldwide release on Nintendo Switch. How does it hold up all these years later? Is it an effective remake? And are Western players going to enjoy it without that extra pull of nostalgia?
How does Famicom Detective Club work?
Developed by Mages and published by Nintendo, Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom…