The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, the 19th century spin-off from the popular detective series, has a new gameplay trailer thanks to Capcom. The game will launch on PlayStation 4, Switch, and Steam on July 29th. Check out the trailer.
“In the latest trailer, fans are given a front-seat look at the vibrant world, captivating characters, and thrilling gameplay that await them in The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles,” say Capcom. “Players will assume the role of an aspiring Japanese attorney named Ryunosuke Naruhodo, an ancestor of the courtroom legend himself, Phoenix Wright. With the help of his legal aid Susato Mikatoba and London’s great detective Herlock Sholmes, Ryunosuke will solve the mysteries behind 10 high-stakes cases set in the late 19th century during Japan’s Meiji Period and England’s Victorian Era.”
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.