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New Famicom Detective Club Trailers Focus on Characters and Gameplay

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Famicom Detective Club Trailers

Nintendo has released two new Famicom Detective Club trailers, focused on the game’s characters and overall premise, as well as show some gameplay elements. Two other short-form web commercials also appeared on the channel and set the overall tone of both Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind.

The Japanese trailers were uploaded through the official Nintendo Japan YouTube channel. The Famicom Detective Club Introduction video focuses on the plot of both games. Additionally, it includes new footage of gameplay such as the evidence searching mechanic, in which players will be able to point out unusual aspects in a room. The next scene also shows the “Detective Command” dialogue options that are available, such as “Look/Investigate,” “Remember,” and “Deduction.”

Here’s a better look at the Introduction Trailer:

Secondly, Famicom Detective Club Character Introduction video focuses on the story’s characters and respective voice actors. Some notable VAs include Megui Ogata who voiced Shinji Ikari in Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Tomokazu Sugita who voiced Joseph Joestar in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

You can check out the Character Introduction Trailer below:

Originally released in 1988 and 1989, both The Missing Heir and The Girl Who Stands Behind are detective mystery games. Neither games made it to the west during their original run.

However, remakes for Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind were announced for the Nintendo Switch during the Nintendo Direct back in February 2021. While the previous trailer was available both in English and Japanese, these trailers have only been uploaded in Japanese.

Both Famicom Detective Club games are currently available for pre-order, and will be available for the Nintendo Switch on May 14, 2021. A collector’s edition is also currently available for pre-order in Japan, and includes an art book along with other exclusive goods.

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