Capcom has announced that two formerly Japanese exclusive Ace Attorney titles, The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve, will finally make their way to the west this Summer. Both games will be packaged under the title, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.
These titles are prequels to the Ace Attorney franchise at large, taking place in the 19th century during Japan’s Meiji Period and England’s Victorian era. Players will take control of protagonist Ryunosuke Naruhodo, “an up-and-coming defense attorney studying at a legal academy.” He is also the ancestor of the series most well-known protagonist, Phoenix Wright.
Players will investigate 10 criminal cases to expose lies and seek the truth with comrades such as legal assistant Susato Mikotoba and detective Herlock Sholmes. Gameplay will be rather familiar for veterans of the series, though some new mechanics can keep progression fresh. One such mechanic, the newly introduced “Dance of Deduction,” consists of players working in tandem with Herlock Shlomes to identify contradictions, uncovering more truths about the cases at large.
There are also “Summation Examinations” where players must point out discrepancies amongst the jurors to achieve a “Not Guilty” verdict.
Additionally, there is a “Story Mode’ feature that allows players to bypass investigation and courtroom gameplay and instead view the events of the game’s story take place. This mode can be toggled on and off.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles contains various bonus content, including eight additional mini-episodes and three alternate costumes previously released as DLC content in Japan. Insight into the games’ artwork, music, and voice recordings will be accessible via the newly added Art Gallery and Auditorium. The bonus content does not end there, though! Two “Special Trial” videos and Thirteen video clips from “Ryunosuke Naruhodo’s Seven Days of Sin” are also included.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is releasing for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam on July 27, 2021, for $39.99. There will also be a bundle, including The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, for $59.99.
You can read more details about this title’s upcoming release on the official PlayStation Blog post.
A message video from series director Shu Takumi provides further details on the title’s contents. You can view this trailer below:
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