The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles bundles together 2015’s The Great Ace Attorney and its 2017 sequel together in a single package that will be released on July 27, 2021, for PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam. Both games were previously Japan-exclusive 3DS games.
The Great Ace Attorney is a prequel to the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series set in the Victorian era and stars Phoenix Wright’s ancestor Ryunosuke Naruhodo as he works with characters like Herlock Sholmes (seriously) and Iris Wilson to exonerate clients in court.New to The Great Ace Attorney is an expanded jury system where Naruhodo will have to convince individual jury members of his client’s innocence and even persuade them to change their verdict if they’re leaning towards a guilty decision. The rest of Great Ace Attorney will seem familiar to longtime fans of the series. You’ll be able to examine crime scenes to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and cross-examine testimony presented by the prosecution led here by a character named Barok van Zieks.
Other features include Escapades, which are short standalone adventures that flesh out the world of The Great Ace Attorney. There are also customizable outfits for each character and a gallery feature chock full of concept art and music. A DLC pack for early purchasers will unlock even more music and art.
And yes, there will be dual-audio support so you can play with the English dub, or Japanese.
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Capcom also announced a new collection that will bundle The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles with the Ace Attorney Trilogy, giving players access to most of the major Ace Attorney games alongside the newly released spinoff prequel.
It’s been 20 years since the first Ace Attorney game was released, and series director Shu Takumi says it’s his pleasure to finally be able to release The Great Ace Attorney outside of Japan.
“Ace Attorney was first released in 2001, and incredibly this year is its 20th anniversary,” says Takumi during the livestream. “I’m so pleased to be able to announce this global release of The Great Ace Attorney at this milestone.”
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor.