The Great Ace Attorney is the first entry in a brand-new spin-off series

Posted on April 25, 2014 - 4:10pm by Ryan Conway

News concerning the next entry in Capcom's Ace Attorney franchise, Dai Gyakuten Saiban - Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken (loosely translated as The Great Ace Attorney), continues to roll in after its reveal from earlier this week.

In a newly published Famitsu interview (many thanks to Siliconera's Sato for the translation work), series creator and director Shu Takumi and producer Shintaro Kojima confirmed this new prequel title starring Phoenix Wright's Meiji era ancestor is in fact the first entry in a new spin-off series.

While neither gentlemen is able to divulge too much information at this time, they were able to confirm that while this new series will carry on the franchise's trademark blend of quirky humor and tense courtroom drama, its late 19th century setting and distinct gameplay alterations, make The Great Ace Attorney a unique experience that's all its own.  

Takumi said, “the image and feel behind its play will be quite different from all the other Ace Attorney games up until now.” While Kojima chimed in with, "it's not simply just a derivative title. It’s really becoming something that we have high expectations for, so please look forward to it!” Mr. Takumi even went as far as to say this will be the best game he's ever worked on.

In the remainder of the interview, Takumi and Kojima discussed the challenges associated with adapting Ace Attorney into such a distinct era of Japanese history, which saw a culture clash between pre-Meiji traditions and industrial modernization and westernization. Oh and of course they briefly discussed the dynamic between new attorney Ryuunosuke and his assistant Mikotoba. They couldn't say too much about the duo but the typical Ace Attorney shenanigans were definitely implied. 

If you're a fan of the series, I'd highly recommend clicking the source link to check out the interview in full, plenty of interesting stuff there that will surely get you excited for some more Ace Attorney.

Speaking of which, is Dual Destinies director Takeshi Yamazaki working on this sub-series too, or is his in-development Ace Attorney project something else entirely? Hmm...

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