The Great Ace Attorney is a new Wright adventure set 100 years in the past

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Capcom has recently taken the wraps off of The Great Ace Attorney, a game that will kick off a new series in the fan favourite Ace Attorney adventure game franchise, this time set nearly a hundred years ago in Japan.


According to Wikipedia, the Meiji period of Japan (comprising September 1868 to July 1912) is considered to be the era in which the region “moved from being an isolated feudal society to its modern form,” which included the introduction of formal laws and societal structures.

It’s during this period in which The Great Ace Attorney, or ‘Dai Gyakuten Saiban – Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken,’ will be set and stars the ancestor of franchise protagonist Phoenix Wright, named Naruhodou Ryuunosuke, who will be assisted by new character Susato Mikotoba.

The Great Ace Attorney is being developed under the supervision of series creator Shu Takumi for release on 3DS in Japan. No Western release or localisation plans have been announced. In an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu recently (translated by SiliconEra), game producer Shintaro Kojima said of the game:

“While it’s not a main-numbered Ace Attorney title, it’s the start of a new series called The Great Ace Attorney. I believe that it’s becoming something that can show that it’s not simply just a derivative title.

“We can’t say too much about it for the time being, but we’ll be revealing more on the characters and their backgrounds next time, which we hope you all can look forward to. It’s really becoming something that we have high expectations for, so please look forward to it!”

Watch the debut trailer for The Great Ace Attorney below, which (apparently) includes the information above:

The Great Ace Attorney – Announcement Trailer

Do you hope that The Great Ace Attorney makes it to the West or have you not yet played the previous Ace Attorney games?

Source: Polygon

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