Capcom has announced The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles which will see two more Ace Attorney games come to the West. Those games are The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve, which have for now been Japanese exclusive titles. Capcom has confirmed that The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will be released for PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam on July 27th. Shu Takami, director of the Ace Attorney games, had a message for fans.
In The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles players will not be playing as Phoenix Wright. Instead, players go back in time and play as Phoenix Wright’s ancestor Ryunosuke Naruhodo as he steps into court to defend himself 100 years before the main Ace Attorney series. There are ten stories within the games with Ryunosuke travelling between Japan and England, navigating the legal frameworks of both while meeting various characters. These characters include Susato Mikotoba, a legal aide in training, Herlock Sholmes, an eccentric detective, and novelist Iris Wilson.
In the games there will be some familiarity and some changes. For example, players will have to gather evidence while examining crime scenes before going to court. There will be differences between the way the Japanese and English courts work. In the Japan sections the gameplay will be similar to the way the Ace Attorney games play out. However, in the England courts players will be presenting to a jury. However, the jury is not passive and will shout out their own theories and objections. Lucky for them in this world those jury members cannot be held for contempt in court. In the games, players will be able to switch between English and Japanese audio.