Last month saw the launch of Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind, remakes of two titles that had previously been exclusive to Japan for three whole decades. Developed by MAGES, the games seem to have gone down pretty well with those who decided to pick them up, and we certainly enjoyed them enough when playing for review to recommend them to anyone who might be interested.
So, will these two remakes kickstart a complete revival for the series? Well, in a recent interview with Famitsu, MAGES' Makoto Asada has noted that he'd be up for making a new game should the Nintendo gods allow. The producer of the remakes talks about the technology and development know-how that went into these two games, and how this could be used for something new.
Here's a translation of Asada's comments from Nintendo Everything:
"Our goal for the project was to create the pinnacle of 2D text adventure games, so we actually used development techniques originally planned for other games as well. Thanks to Nintendo and their development team, we made the best game we possibly could, but looking back, we were quite reckless. How will we ever make something this good again? (laughs) We developed a fair amount of know-how working on the game, expertise I’d like to one day use on a new Famicom Detective Club."
We'd imagine a brand new Famicom Detective Club game would go down pretty well with those who liked the originals, and with Switch becoming something of a wonderland for visual novels, it'd certainly be a fitting place to launch such a game.
Would you be interested in a new entry in this series? Have you checked out The Missing Heir or The Girl Who Stands Behind yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.