Hold it! This just in as we all get geared up for the Tokyo Game show!
Breaking news, readers. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 5 is coming soon to 3DS. Now I think some of you all remember the debacle that befell Miles Edgeworth : Ace Attorney Investigations 2. It wasn’t localized (at least so far not…), which cued a storm of fan localizations and outcry. But we’re back, baby, the best news of all that came out this week was that we will be actually getting this game in the NA and Europe! Even if this is more on our side, if Capcom is going to regain consumer trust and interest, then ensuring this game’s release is “kind of a big deal”.
The game takes place one year after Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney 4 and Phoenix is back as a licensed defense attorney again. Now 34 years old, Phoenix has a new look and even a new assistant. What is her role? What is Maya up to? No clue so far. Thanks to this translation by The Verge of an interview with Takeshi Yamazaki, the dark days headed for the law hinted at the end of Ace Attorney 4 are coming and it’s going to take this more mature and more experienced Wright to find the truth.
Currently we know our first “tutorial villain” is the little brother of Winston Payne and that the first case has Nick defending Shinobu Morizumi, a student prone to spasms accused of bombing the courtroom. Dark days indeed!
As a series first, Ace Attorney 5 will be in full 3D. The 3D models will have all the signature poses and expressions of the 2D sprites we all love. Gameplay will use a new mechanic that lets Nick read the emotions of the witness, similar to Apollo Justice’s bracelet. Not many other details are known at the moment but there will be a demo at the upcoming TGS.
Meanwhile we have the HD remix of the first three Ace Attorney games coming to iOS, so you folks can introduce the series to your friends on a popular mobile device, refresh your memory, or even just use the “Everybody Object” feature to Twitter-spam your pals with Phoenix Wright quotes.
Join me next time when we debate the stepladder controversy.