The Great Ace Attorney 2 new trailer reveals 3DS release, still no word on series localization

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Not so fast!

The latest trailer for The Great Ace Attorney 2has revealed perhaps unsurprisingly that the visual novel style courtroom and investigation game from Capcom will release on 3DS. Unlike the main series Ace Attorneygames, this spin-off series takes place in Meiji era Japan featuring Phoenix Wright’s ancestor.

Ace Attorneyis a bright and colorful visual novel adventure series where players must investigate crime scenes and uncover (usually) murder culprits in court. The over-the-top but charming goofiness, superb soundtrack, great writing, and puzzle aspects have captured even a large number of westerners, who make an exception to a commonly self-imposed “no visual novels” rule.

Eight of the ten existing titles in the series have made it westward in one way or another, with only Ace Attorney Investigation 2 and The Great Ace Attorney (Daigyakuten Saiban)yet to receive localization. There are many theories regafong the latter, including one that cites copyright issues with the existence of a character who resembles Sherlock Holmes. I have yet to play the newer titles, but I have adored all the ones I’ve played thus far.

I hope Capcom can find a way to bring these titles west, so I’m going to do my duty and report anything related to theGreat Ace Attorneygames.