Tech News: Two former Japan exclusive ‘Ace Attorney’ games are finally coming in English.
Warm up your bickering voice and relax your objective fingers, a new Ace Attorney game is coming to town. Technically, they are two Capcom games in one. The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures originally came out in 2015 and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve followed in 2017, although there is little chance that American players have had a chance to play it, as both were originally released exclusively in Japan. . But this summer, American players will be able to work their way through both classic hijinks as part of The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.
The game is set in the Meiji era and would-be lawyers take on the role of Ryunosuke Naruhodo, the ancestor of Phoenix Wright, as he defends himself from false accusations. Ryunosuke – accompanied by his legal assistant, Susato Mikotoba – travels through Japan and Victorian Europe to represent clients in ten new court adventures. Legendary Detective Herlock Sholmes also makes an appearance!
While the cases are new, much of the gameplay remains faithful to the Ace Attorney franchise. Players must scour the crime scene for clues and interview a variety of wacky characters to find out the truth before presenting their case to a judge and jury. But be warned: As in real life, Japanese courts in the game work very differently from their English counterparts. As this is a gateway to the Japanese market, much of the original Japanese text and writing has been preserved in this new version. If you can’t read hiragana, don’t worry: when you move the cursor over items, English subtitles appear.
And if you don’t feel like scouring crime scenes or interrogating unruly witnesses, Chronicles also offers a unique new feature called Story Mode. Basically, it’s like watching an episode of Law & Order in the Ace Attorney universe – you relax and watch the case unfold as the game unfolds. Additionally, Chronicles contains “eight additional ‘Escapades’ (separate mini-episodes from the main story), two “Special Test” videos, thirteen video clips from “Ryunosuke Naruhodo’s Seven Days of Sin” and three alternative, optional costumes, “according to Capcom.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles arrives on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam on July 27th.