Forget Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright, Switch gets his own ‘butt sleuth’
Oshiri Tantei May not be a household name in the West, but in Japan, this unusual character has starred in a wide range of books and TV shows since its inception in 2012, and is courtesy of Yoko Tanaka (writer) and Masahide Fukasawa (illustrator), a duo known professionally as “The Troll”.
According to GTV Japan, Oshiri Tantei is a “skilled detective [and] good sir. He also likes to eat sweet potatoes. Whenever there are problems, he is there to answer the call with his famous slogan “I smell the problems!” If this all sounds strangely familiar, it should be noted that the series has been localized under the name butt detective in the west, and is available on Netflix in North America.
Why are we telling you all this? Well, Nippon Columbia just announced that it brings Oshiri Tantei: Pupu Mirai no Meitantei Toujou! for Switch on November 4. As you might expect, it’s only confirmed for Japan and will cost 6,380 yen – however, the aforementioned Netflix version strength means we can see that here too.
Here are some PR (thanks, Gematsu):
Oshiri Tantei: Pupu Mirai no Meitantei Toujou! presents an original story of the game supervised by the original author. In this gripping and thrilling story, the player takes on the role of an apprentice in Oshiri Tantei’s office and resolves difficult cases alongside Oshiri Tantei, his assistant Brown, and the Wankoro Police.
Photo adventure: solve mysteries by taking photos and collecting information
Oshiri Tantei: Pupu Mirai no Meitantei Toujou! includes many scenes in which players must solve mysteries by taking photos. Use photographs to make inferences such as searching for evidence in the large area or staking out the crime scene and taking conclusive photographs of the crime scene. The camera is also used for a variety of other areas.
A variety of mini-game style maze games
As you try to find out the truth about each case, the popular maze games from the original children’s books will perform, through which you can track down the culprit. In these games, you control the player character with the intuitive controls of an action game while using various tricks to track down the culprit.
Familiar and popular characters from the anime appear, voiced
Oshiri Tantei, Brown, Kaitou U, and other familiar characters from the anime will appear en masse in Oshiri Tantei: Pupu Mirai no Meitantei Toujou!. The voice actors from the anime reprise their roles for the game (which is partly dubbed), so you can enjoy the movie scenes as if you were watching the anime.
Much more to do even after solving the puzzles
Many detective adventure games are not fun to play after completing the game once, but this game is full of replay elements. For example, the scene of the “Special Move” triggered by Oshiri Tantei changes depending on how you solve the case, and the location of the “Butt Marker” changes each time you play.
Complete with bonus items for Oshiri Tantei Fans
The game comes with “Bonus” elements that Oshiri Tantei Fans will definitely appreciate it, including the ability to play the main story maze games in Time Attack mode. And by spending the points obtained according to your game results, you can collect scenes of special movements and listen to the voices of the actors.