Famicom Detective Club™: The Girl Who Stands Behind

Available May 14, 2021

Find the secret behind a grisly rumor haunting a Japanese high school

Interrogate suspects and hunt for clues to piece together chilling conundrums plaguing a high school in Japan. Suspense (and a little bit of horror) ensues as you try to free students from their nightmare. Can you figure out who the culprit is…before it’s too late?

Play at home, on the go, or curled up in your favorite reading nook—only on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

Unravel the eerie mystery

As an up-and-coming detective, find the culprit who took the life of an innocent girl and rattled her high school community. The victim was investigating a ghost story of a bloody girl who haunts the school and appears behind students. Deconstruct this grisly rumor at Ushimitsu High School and free these students from their nightmare.

On the case


While searching for your missing parents, you’re recruited by a private detective named Shunsuke Utsugi and tasked with investigating a mysterious rumor surrounding the death of Yoko, a high school student. Third-level black belt in karate; living at the detective agency.

Ayumi Tachibana

First-year student at Ushimitsu High School. As the best friend of Yoko and co-founder of their “Detective Club,” Ayumi is shocked by Yoko’s sudden death. Skilled in naginata combat.

Hone your sleuthing skills

Put on your detective hat and leave no stone unturned on your path to the truth.

Press suspects by selecting the right question from a series of options.

Uncover clues by moving a magnifying glass around the screen and examining your environment with a press of a button.

Get enough information to push forward with your investigation, then access different areas and meet more suspects.

Discover a piece of Nintendo history

Originally released for the Family Computer Disk System in Japan, the Famicom Detective Club series is finally available with English text for the first time.

The graphics, music, and sound effects of the original game have been faithfully upgraded for the Nintendo Switch™ system. You can also choose the original 8-bit soundtrack. Plus, enjoy all-new voice acting in Japanese.

Release date:
May 14, 2021
1 player
Adventure, Simulation
Game file size:
1.9 GB
Supported Languages:
Supported Play Modes:
TV mode

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Handheld mode

ESRB Rating:

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This game supports: