Spike Chunsoft’s Detective Conan Game Lets You Zap Between Conan And Harly Hartwell

By Spencer . February 13, 2013 . 5:42pm

dec_01 Spike Chunsoft, makers of Virtue’s Last Reward and critically acclaimed visual novels like 428, is making a Detective Conan game. Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony actually borrows a mechanic from 428, players can "zap" between characters and see the story from other perspectives.


The bottom screen has a bunch of monitors like from a security camera station. These monitors show players where characters are and you can switch to them by tapping a monitor. If a monitor is gray with white noise you can’t switch to that character. Who can you play as?


Conan Edogawa
Heiji Hattori (Harley Hartwell)
Ran Mori (Rachel Moore)
Ai Haibara (Vi Graythorn)
Detective Boys
Kaito Kid


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Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony keeps track of all the timelines with a chart showing the progress of all the characters. You can look back at the series of events too. How does Conan point out the truth? game has more than 100 different truth cards you can present as evidence.


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Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony comes out on April 25.

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  • Tails the Foxhound

    I was thinking that this game was gonna be like Phoenix Write, then after seeing screens I was thinking Professor Layton. After reading the article, it seems like it’s kinda both but also neither one. That just makes me even more upset that we’ll never get it because it’s a licensed game.

  • Youka Youkai

    i would so play this but i just hate how the ds are region blocked and im not willing to own another ds for foregien game

  • iveriad

    Sounds like that one Disgaea Spin Off.

  • Solomon_Kano

    If only we could see this over here! I watched the hell outta Case Closed on Adult Swim.

  • Robert Hendrie

    KAITOU! i’ll be buying this

  • Guest

    Kaito Kid?! I want this sooo much! </3 PLEASE LOCALIZE THIS! *sob*

  • the only thing make me excite about this Spike Chunsoft is the one who make it , Detective Conan is the last thing i want for a game but now i want to play it man !

  • Göran Isacson

    Have to admit, this IS an interesting twist on the old mystery novel-game genre. Wonder if you can fail by switching to the wrong character at the wrong time, or if the game will just lock you into one character until you have done the things they’re supposed to do. It SOUNDS like there are alternative options and paths to take, so maybe one character can find an important clue in one playthrough and another characters finds another clue in another playthrough that settles the case… could be interesting to replay it, if that’s the case.

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