Inuwashi for Switch launches March 26 in Japan

Inuwashi: Urabure Tantei to Ojou-sama Keiji no Ikebukuro Jiken File

Following its PC (Steam) launch on March 3, Orange will release mystery visual novel Inuwashi: Urabure Tantei to Ojou-sama Keiji no Ikebukuro Jiken File (Inuwashi: Down-and-Out Private Eye and Madam Police Detective’s Ikebukuro Case File) for Switch via the Nintendo eShop on March 26 in Japan, the developer announced.

Inuwashi: Urabure Tantei to Ojousama Keiji no Ikebukuro Jiken File first launched for iOS and Android in December 2015 in Japan.

Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:

Inuwashi is an adventure game set in Ikebukuro, where a police detective with the special ability to read people’s minds and a private eye who resides in an removed area of Ikebukuro take on various cases alongside their colleagues.

The game is produced by the staff behind the Jake Hunter Detective Story series and features character design by Kazuhiro Hara (Log Horizon illustration, Gundam Build Divers character drafts, etc.)

Players will investigate a variety of cases ranging from suspense to comedy, the occult, and more, from the perspectives of both police detective and private eye. Join forces with unique characters such as a former gang member butler and high school prodigy hacker to solve each case.

Compared to the smartphone version released in 2015, operability seen a complete overhaul, allowing players to enjoy the lengthy, 30-plus hours story with comfortable operation.

With upscale features such as character design sheets from Kazuhiro Hara fully included, this is one that fans do not want to miss.


In Ikebukuro, a series of phantom slasher incidents by someone wearing rabbit headgear has been occurring.

During that time, Hina Washimiya visits the Inugami Detective Agency run by Eiji Inugami. Hina is the younger sister of Tsukasa Washimiya, who was Inugami’s partner back when he was a police detective. She has the ability to read people’s minds and the thoughts that dwell in objects, and asks Inugami to investigate the phantom slasher case alongside her to uncover the mystery behind her brother’s death.

From there, numerous cases occur and the mystery deepens… and eventually Ikebukuro gets involved—.


Use reasoning to solve mysteries, investigate various places, fend off attacking enemies, and more to progress through the story. Will you be able to solve the case without any mishaps? There are multiple endings to enjoy.

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