The Schoolgirl Famicom Detective, Ayumi Tachibana for Smash Switch (Famicom Detective Club Remakes Coming to the Switch)

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So, when is the Famicom Detective Club remake coming out?
As no information has changed since the Nintendo Direct announcement, the most recent issue of Nintendo Dream has the release date as 2020 TBA, highlighted in red.

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As no information has changed since the Nintendo Direct announcement, the most recent issue of Nintendo Dream has the release date as 2020 TBA, highlighted in red.

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Does that confirm that it's going to be two individual releases, rather than a combined remake, then? I wonder if they'll release simultaneously.
 

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I was slightly mistaken in an earlier post. While the most recent issue of Nintendo Dream does not have any new information on the remakes, Famicom Detective Club does make an appearance in their anticipated game poll.

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As you can see, highlighted in blue, the remake(s) rank #12, totalling 3.3% of the vote and are new to the list this issue. Of course, Pokémon leads the pack with over 43% of readers listing it as their most wanted game. An interesting note is that the popular, formerly Japanese-exclusive, Seiken no Densetu 3 remake is only .1% higher on this list. We should keep an eye on how these two particular games fare later on after the more heavily anticipated titles release. Additionally, we get a snapshot of already-seen footage with a caption.

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The caption reads “It looks fun to look for parts that are arranged in a modern way, such as props.” As already said, this screenshot is based on already-previewed gameplay. The options, similar to the original game, read:
聞く Listen/Ask
取る Take
調べる Examine
思い出す Recall
捜査やめる Stop Investigating

I'll continue covering any new information that pops up here in Japan.
 
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I was slightly mistaken in an earlier post. While the most recent issue of Nintendo Dream does not have any new information on the remakes, Famicom Detective Club does make an appearance in their anticipated game poll.

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As you can see, highlighted in blue, the remake(s) rank #12, totalling 3.3% of the vote and are new to the list this issue. Of course, Pokémon leads the pack with over 43% of readers listing it as their most wanted game. An interesting note is that the popular, formerly Japanese-exclusive, Seiken no Densetu 3 remake is only .1% higher on this list. We should keep an eye on how these two particular games fare later on after the more heavily anticipated titles release. Additionally, we get a snapshot of already-seen footage with a caption.

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The caption reads “It looks fun to look for parts that are arranged in a modern way, such as props.” As already said, this screenshot is based on already-previewed gameplay. The options, similar to the original game, read:
聞く Listen/Ask
取る Take
調べる Examine
思い出す Recall
捜査やめる Stop Investigating

I'll continue covering any new information that pops up here in Japan.

This is very interesting, thanks for the information. You did a great job reporting on this. 12th most anticipated game in Japan really makes a difference. Shows that an old classic that was beloved in the past still has some excitement left in it.

2020 sounds like a good date regardless. We can only hope for more news.
 

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I transcribed and interpreted the announcement trailer for the September Nintendo Direct. I also finished filming and editing "Famicom Detective Club – Nintendo Switch Remake Coming to the West? 「ファミコン探偵倶楽部」外国の発売?"

In the video, I present my localized announcement trailer with an English over-dub, additional English subtitles, and screen translations. I also provide supplementary material from various Japanese publications as well as development details about the original games. Lastly, I explore topics such as a western release, remake development information and Japanese reactions. I do not discuss the topic of Ayumi's potential inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, however, and only mention it as a point of potential future discussion, instead opting to promote the current remakes of the game.

The video is partially in Japanese, though this is primarily for the intro of the video. Original gameplay and live demonstration using a Famicom Disk System as well as the GBA remakes is given. Brief attention is given to the Satellaview. The video will be uploaded within a few days.

Trailer transcription and interpretation:
こんにちは。任天堂の坂本です。
Hello everyone. I’m Sakamoto from Nintendo.

皆さんはファミリーコンピュータディスコシステムのゲームとして、1988年に発売されたアドベンチャーゲーム、「ファミコン探偵倶楽部」をご存知でしょうか。
You may know of a certain adventure game released on the Famicom Disk System in 1988. That’s right – Famicom Detective Club.

テキストアドベンチャーゲームの仕組を使ってインタラクティブな映画のような新しいアドベンチャーゲームは作りたいと思って作ったゲームです。
At the time, we wanted to create a new adventure game, so we used text adventure game mechanics to create a visual novel-like game.

その「ファミコン探偵倶楽部」2作品のリメイクを任天堂スイッチをソフトとして発売します。
We are excited to announce the two Famicom Detective Club games are being remade for the Nintendo Switch.

原作のテイストを損なうことなく、現在のアドベンチャーゲームとしてお楽しみいただけるファミコン探偵倶楽部なく今回のコンセプトです。
Our concept is to create an enjoyable, modern adventure game with the taste of the original.

アドベンチャーゲームに定評のあるMAGESさんと私そして、当時のメンバーを含む任天堂スタッフとが、がっつりタッグを組んで鋭意開発中です。
MAGES, with their reputation for developing adventure games, and Nintendo staff, including members from the original development team, as well as myself, are working together on this project.

台詞はなんとフルボイスです。
In-game dialogue will be fully voiced.

MAGESさんというフィルターを通して最終的にどんな「ファミコン探偵倶楽部」に仕上がるのか、どうぞご期待ください。
You can expect the kind of quality MAGES is known for when Famicom Detective Club is finally released.

「ファミコン探偵倶楽部消えた後継者」と「ファミコン探偵倶楽部うしろに立つ少女」は2020年いずれも発売予定です。
Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Standing in the Back will be released sometime in 2020.

Here's the most lame preview I can give of my upcoming video analysis of the state of Famicom Detective Club.

Below is the original end card of the trailer...
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..and this is my localized copy of the end card.
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I transcribed and interpreted the announcement trailer for the September Nintendo Direct. I also finished filming and editing "Famicom Detective Club – Nintendo Switch Remake Coming to the West? 「ファミコン探偵倶楽部」外国の発売?"

In the video, I present my localized announcement trailer with an English over-dub, additional English subtitles, and screen translations. I also provide supplementary material from various Japanese publications as well as development details about the original games. Lastly, I explore topics such as a western release, remake development information and Japanese reactions. I do not discuss the topic of Ayumi's potential inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, however, and only mention it as a point of potential future discussion, instead opting to promote the current remakes of the game.

The video is partially in Japanese, though this is primarily for the intro of the video. Original gameplay and live demonstration using a Famicom Disk System as well as the GBA remakes is given. Brief attention is given to the Satellaview. The video will be uploaded within a few days.

Trailer transcription and interpretation:
こんにちは。任天堂の坂本です。
Hello everyone. I’m Sakamoto from Nintendo.

皆さんはファミリーコンピュータディスコシステムのゲームとして、1988年に発売されたアドベンチャーゲーム、「ファミコン探偵倶楽部」をご存知でしょうか。
You may know of a certain adventure game released on the Famicom Disk System in 1988. That’s right – Famicom Detective Club.

テキストアドベンチャーゲームの仕組を使ってインタラクティブな映画のような新しいアドベンチャーゲームは作りたいと思って作ったゲームです。
At the time, we wanted to create a new adventure game, so we used text adventure game mechanics to create a visual novel-like game.

その「ファミコン探偵倶楽部」2作品のリメイクを任天堂スイッチをソフトとして発売します。
We are excited to announce the two Famicom Detective Club games are being remade for the Nintendo Switch.

原作のテイストを損なうことなく、現在のアドベンチャーゲームとしてお楽しみいただけるファミコン探偵倶楽部なく今回のコンセプトです。
Our concept is to create an enjoyable, modern adventure game with the taste of the original.

アドベンチャーゲームに定評のあるMAGESさんと私そして、当時のメンバーを含む任天堂スタッフとが、がっつりタッグを組んで鋭意開発中です。
MAGES, with their reputation for developing adventure games, and Nintendo staff, including members from the original development team, as well as myself, are working together on this project.

台詞はなんとフルボイスです。
In-game dialogue will be fully voiced.

MAGESさんというフィルターを通して最終的にどんな「ファミコン探偵倶楽部」に仕上がるのか、どうぞご期待ください。
You can expect the kind of quality MAGES is known for when Famicom Detective Club is finally released.

「ファミコン探偵倶楽部消えた後継者」と「ファミコン探偵倶楽部うしろに立つ少女」は2020年いずれも発売予定です。
Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Standing in the Back will be released sometime in 2020.

Here's the most lame preview I can give of my upcoming video analysis of the state of Famicom Detective Club.

Below is the original end card of the trailer...
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..and this is my localized copy of the end card.
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Not bad, I am looking forward to the final video.

It is looking like one of the most ambitious FDC related videos out there.
 

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I have the video rendering now. Will be up soon. Easily the most difficult part was creating the mask and animating the birds as well as the mist in the background for the penultimate shot. It took an entire day of editing for that alone. I'll make another post when the video has uploaded, so please look forward to it soon.

This is the original penultimate shot.
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This is my pre-mask shot (unfinished), with the birds filtered out.
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I have the video rendering now. Will be up soon. Easily the most difficult part was creating the mask and animating the birds as well as the mist in the background for the penultimate shot. It took an entire day of editing for that alone. I'll make another post when the video has uploaded, so please look forward to it soon.

This is the original penultimate shot.
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This is my pre-mask shot (unfinished), with the birds filtered out.
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Woah, looking beautiful with that editing. It looks close to official.
 

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Thank you for your patience everyone. Last minute, I decided to change the localization style of "Famicom Detective Club" to "Nintendo Detective Club," as after careful consideration, I believe that is how it would truly be localized. Until this alteration has been made across the more extensive video, I invite you to watch my localized trailer for Famicom Detective Club [Nintendo Direct 2019.9.5]. Please understand, this is my first rendered draft, and so there may be some other alterations in the final version. Please enjoy.

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Thank you for your patience everyone. Last minute, I decided to change the localization style of "Famicom Detective Club" to "Nintendo Detective Club," as after careful consideration, I believe that is how it would truly be localized. Until this alteration has been made across the more extensive video, I invite you to watch my localized trailer for Famicom Detective Club [Nintendo Direct 2019.9.5]. Please understand, this is my first rendered draft, and so there may be some other alterations in the final version. Please enjoy.

FamicomDisk FamicomDisk BZocky BZocky Flyboy Flyboy fogbadge fogbadge smashkirby smashkirby GoodGrief741 GoodGrief741 Yomi's Biggest Fan Yomi's Biggest Fan RetrogamerMax RetrogamerMax Dyllybirdy Dyllybirdy ninjahmos ninjahmos Rie Sonomura Rie Sonomura JDCabrera JDCabrera


You did excellent.

It looks close to official and seemed like something Nintendo of America would do. I could just watch this all day.
 

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Quick sidenote, the original trailer actually has a typo. If you look closely, this list is denoted as "DETECTIVE COMMAMD."

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Yikes. I hope Nintendo fixes that up before release. That looks bad.
Nah, Commamd is actually just the protagonist's new canon name. ;) It's Detective Commamd!

On a serious note, nicely done with that trailer, Sephazon Sephazon ! The fact that you went the extra mile and even translated the scenes from the original versions in editing was a very nice touch. It's already excellent, so I can't wait for the final version!
 
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This is the final version of my trailer localization. The full video will be out soon.
Localization "Patch" Notes:
  • Transcribed, translated and interpreted presentation by Mr. Sakamoto.
  • Dubbed the presentation by Mr. Sakamoto in English.
  • Translated and recreated the title screen from the original game.
  • Translated and interpreted Japanese in-game dialogue from the original game in three scenes.
  • Translated and interpreted Japanese in-game dialogue and menu options from the remake in two scenes.
  • Fixed typo in original trailer listing “DETECTIVE COMMAND” as “DETECTIVE COMMAMD.”
  • Recreated the ending screen with the dates.
  • Translated and interpreted the copyright screen at the end of the video.
 

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So... what do you all think about Sakurai pretty much confirming more characters (than who we expect, at least) have a chance?


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So... what do you all think about Sakurai pretty much confirming more characters (than who we expect, at least) have a chance?


Sorry, my PC acted up. Could a mod or someone delete this extra post?
 
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I am with fogbadge, it is a mixed bag.

I still have my doubts on us getting any retros as DLC fighters, but I guess Ayumi has the edge with her upcoming remakes.

The bigger issue if he will take the risk since he felt strongly for her lack of familiarity in the West at the time of Melee.
 
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I am with fogbadge, it is a mixed bag.

I still have my doubts on us getting any retros as DLC fighters, but I guess Ayumi has the edge with her upcoming remakes.

The bigger issue if he will take the risk since he felt strongly for her lack of familiarity in the West at the time of Melee.
Yeah, I guess I've just been taking Sakurai's claim about Smash's popularity being so great these days, that they could 'get away' with things they normally wouldn't have during the early days of the series at face value somewhat.
 
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