Nintendo revealed the Famicom Detective Club Collector’s Edition alongside its Nintendo Direct announcement. It will include both Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind on a single cartridge, as well as an artbook showcasing character and concept art. The Famicom Detective Club Collector’s Edition will be a Japan-exclusive release and debut on May 14, 2021 for ¥9,980 (about $94). [Thanks Dengeki!]
The 174-page artbook included in the Collector’s Edition includes character art created for the remastered version of the game, as well as design documents from the original game’s development. Also included in the set will be two reprints of promotional flyers from the game’s original release and a 75-song official soundtrack that includes songs from Famicom version of the game.
You can also opt for the downloadable version of the collection, which will replace the game cartridge with a download code for the two games at no additional cost. Whether or not the game in the Collector’s Edition will include an English language option has yet to be confirmed.
Nintendo originally released Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind in 1988 and 1989 for the Family Computer Disk System. This remake will mark the first official localization of games in the series and will feature an updated soundtrack, graphics, and animations.
The Collector’s Edition physical and downloadable versions of Famicom Detective Club are all immediately available for pre-order on the Nintendo Switch in Japan. Both games will launch worldwide on May 14, 2021.