Capcom has announced that the Japanese-exclusive 3DS mystery-solving game Dai Gyakuten Saiban will be coming to the west as The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on July 27. This release will include both the first and second games, now titled The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve. Complete with additional upgrades and features, including:
- Updated visual and controls.
- Dual audio.
- Quality of life features like autosave and accolades.
- Auto-play feature for Story Mode.
- A bunch of special content:
- Art and music galleries featuring creator comments.
- Eight extra short side stories written by series director Shu Takumi.
- Bonus costumes for use in The Great Ace Attorney 2.
- And three special videos (Japanese voice with English subtitles only), with one of them depicting a crossover with Phoenix Wright.
Pre-ordering the game before August 31 will give you other bonuses: 25 additional pieces of art for the Gallery and 29 additional music for the Auditorium. Capcom will also launch the Ace Attorney Turnabout Collection bundle that’s packed with the original Ace Attorney trilogy and both The Great Ace Attorney titles. Well, there’s no objection here. This release will surely satisfy Ace Attorney fans all over the world. Don’t forget to watch a special message from Director Takumi in the announcement trailer below.
Previously known as Dai Gyakuten Saiban, it was initially released on the Nintendo 3DS on July 9, 2015, only in Japan. Although later it got ported to iOS and Android devices on August 31, 2017, Western fans still haven’t been able to grab their hands on it. Until an unofficial English fan-translation project was released in back March 2019. Even with the official announcement, the fan-patch group is still currently working on the sequel.
Unlike the original Ace Attorney series, which was heavily localized with Americanized names and settings, this time around, Capcom is sticking (more) closely with the Japanese script. Set against the backdrop of Victorian-era Britain and Japan, you will follow the adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodo and his assistant Susato Mikotoba, solving cases in 18th-century inspired courtroom. However, there is one big change coming to the Western localized version. The supporting Sherlock Holmes character will be referred to as ‘Herlock Sholmes,’ as a reference to the Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin book and avoid copyright and trademark issues with the Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate.
Where will you be getting The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, PS4, PC, or maybe Switch for that portability factor? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments, and stay tuned for more gaming updates.