Nintendo and Mages have announced remakes of Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Koukeisha and sequel Famicom Tantei Club: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shoujo for Switch. Both titles are due out in 2020 in Japan.
Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Koukeisha is an adventure game that first launched for Family Computer Disk System in April 1988 in Japan. The sequel, Famicom Tantei Club: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shoujo, followed in May 1989.
The Nintendo development staff who worked on the original titles are supervising Mages in creating “a Famicom Tantei Club that can be enjoyed as a modern adventure game, while not damaging the flavor of the original games.” The graphics and background music are being completely redone, and dialogue scenes are fully voiced.
Here is a summary of each game’s story:
Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Koukeisha
The protagonist, who loses his memory after falling off a cliff, finds out that he was a detective assistant investigating the suspicious death of the a Zaibatsu leader, and resumes the investigation to recover his memory and discover the truth of the incident. Make use of commands and gather information to resolve the case.
Famicom Tantei Club: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shoujo
As a detective assistant, the protagonist sets out to investigate the murder of a female high school student. Gather information through various methods, such as listening to students’ eyewitness accounts and investigating suspicious places to draw closer to the truth. What is the connection between the murder case and the school ghost story rumor of “the girl behind you.”
Watch a trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.