Famicom Detective Club™: The Missing Heir

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Buy both and save $10

This is the first game in the Famicom Detective Club series. The second game, Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind, is also available on Nintendo.com and Nintendo eShop. 

If you purchase one of these games, you can get $10 off the other when also purchased on Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop. 

Discount displayed in USD and is applied when payment is processed for the 2nd game purchased.

Discover the deadly truth

The mystery begins when a man named Amachi discovers your unconscious body on a cliff in the Japanese countryside. Clouded with amnesia, you learn that you are a detective and must return to your case—solving a murder involving the wealthy Ayashiro family. Uncover the secrets of the Ayashiro family, find the murderer, and regain your lost memories.

On the case

You

Detective Assistant at Utsugi Detective Agency. Somehow, you’ve lost your memory and are found lying on an ocean cliff in the Japanese countryside. Together with Ayumi, you must uncover the truth of your missing memories and a complex murder case in a haunted village. Third-level black belt in karate.

Ayumi Tachibana

Works with you at the Utsugi Detective Agency to solve a shocking murder case. Skilled in naginata combat; enjoys heavy metal music.

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
Players:
1 player
Genre:
Adventure, Simulation
Publisher:
Nintendo
Game file size:
1.6 GB
Supported Languages:
English
Supported Play Modes:
TV mode

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Handheld mode

ESRB Rating:

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This game supports:

Game and DLC bundle

Famicom Detective Club™: The Two-Case Collection

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You’ll get both the Famicom Detective Club™: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind games. The price of the bundle includes the $10* savings you receive when buying both games individually. First, investigate a murder and recover your lost memories in Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir. Then, learn more about the detective’s past and solve another murderous mystery in the prequel, Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind.

Solve a murder mystery surrounding a wealthy Japanese family

Hunt for clues, talk to suspects, and explore the Japanese countryside after tragedy strikes the wealthy Ayashiro family. Filled with suspense, this tale follows an amnesia-stricken detective trying to unravel his own past amidst the horrors of a harrowing murder investigation. Play at home, on the go, or in your favorite reading nook—only on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

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?

Immerse yourself in an interactive visual novel

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

  • In the Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir game, the mystery begins when a man named Amachi discovers your unconscious body on a cliff in the Japanese countryside. Clouded with amnesia, you learn that you are a detective and must return to your case—solving the murder involving the wealthy Ayashiro family. Uncover the secrets of the Ayashiro family, find the murderer, and regain your lost memories.
  • In the Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind game, find the culprit who took the life of an innocent girl, Yoko, 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.
  • Originally released in Japan only, the Famicom Detective Club series has been localized with English text and modernized for the Nintendo Switch system. While the graphics, music, and sound effects have been recreated, players can also choose the original 8-bit soundtrack. Discover a piece of Nintendo history with the Famicom Detective Club series of games.