Chunsoft's upcoming 3DS adventure, Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony, will feature AR cards as a key gameplay component in solving various mysteries. Using the AR cards, a 3D Conan will appear and help the player if given virtual coins (though it's not clear if Play Coins are used or if the game has its own digital currency). The AR Conan will give the player hints and make expressions and movements based on the given case.

The majority of Detective Conan games have been exclusive to Japan. The franchise, which also includes anime and manga, focuses on the titular detective, who was turned into a child after being poisoned; Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony will hit Japan on 25th April.

Are you familiar with Detective Conan? Would you like to see more of him in the West, or perhaps more games that use AR cards in different ways? Let us know in the comments.