At long last, we are ready to announce that our English translation of Detective Conan & Kindaichi Case Files: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detective for Nintendo DS will be released on JUNE 29th, 2015.
Here is a little of what to expect from the game:
- Over 40 hours of gameplay
- Play as Conan or Kindaichi over eight chapters in an entirely original story
- Fully translated into English for the first time
- Playable on PC / Mac via emulator, and Nintendo DS systems with a flash card
- Bonus omake elements added for fans to uncover throughout the game
Upon release, we will be publishing a full, step-by-step guide in order to help you get up and running as quickly as possible. Still, if any of the ensuing instructions are confusing, don’t worry. We will be here to assist everyone in getting the game running on their systems in the eventual release post and on the forums.
Read on for a brief rundown on how you will be able to play the game once it is released in less than two weeks on June 29th, as well as the answers to some frequently asked questions.
After four new consecutive files, the new issue of Shonen Sunday (#27) announced that the Detective Conan manga will once again resume its hiatus until “early summer“. Starting from issue #28, Shonen Sunday will once again publish reprints of old Detective Conan files. No specific date was given for when exactly new files will be published again.
As previously reported, Gosho Aoyama announced in March that he had recently undergone surgery, and while the operation was a success, he would be remaining in the hospital until summer.
In a very welcome piece of news, Discotek Media has announced they have obtained licenses to release both the Lupin the 3rd VS Detective Conan TV Special from 2009 and Lupin the 3rd VS Detective Conan: The Movie from 2013 in the United States.
Both releases will—at the very least—be subtitled and, judging by their stellar track record on recent Lupin releases, contain some valuable extras as well. No word has been passed on as to whether the releases will be only on DVD or will also be issued in Blu-ray varieties. We’ll keep you posted as more information is released.
Source: Discotek Media on Facebook
The latest issue of Shounen Sunday includes a special message from Gosho Aoyama alongside the newest Detective Conan chapter. Recently, the author explains, he underwent surgery for an unnamed medical condition.
Although the procedure was reportedly a success, Aoyama will be hospitalized until summer. Further chapters of the Detective Conan manga will be published irregularly in the interim.
In a very unexpected move, the 2013 film Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie has been added to the Hulu streaming lineup. This marks the official international debut of the movie that saw Lupin III and Conan face off for the second time following their joint 2009 TV special.
The movie can be watched with full subtitles on Hulu and is accompanied by the following synopsis:
Let’s settle this once and for all! Finally the time has come for the best showdown of our two heroes, Lupin and Conan! A big diamond has been stolen by the Magic Kid and he has managed to run off with it even under extremely tight security.
As consolation for the holidays delaying the completion and release of our Conan & Kindaichi Nintendo DS translation project, we wanted to give everyone a little something out of the ordinary. As such, we decided to fulfill a request from the community for translations to these clips from past Detective Conan games that appeared on Playstation in the early 2000s. These games, as you will see below, often featured anime segments as animated by the TV series’ staff and were voiced by the usual actors.
Please note that we will only be translating Detective Conan & Kindaichi Case Files: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives and not either of the two games below. Also be warned that these clips feature spoilers for the games mentioned.
We hope you will enjoy these rarely-seen clips from the Conan universe. Happy New Year!