The game is once again afoot, as Capcom spent a “great” portion of their E3 Showcase focused on The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. The long-awaited localization of its two included games debuted not just a new trailer, but a dedicated gameplay breakdown of some of the unique features you’ll find within. Let’s begin the (cross) examination, shall we?

 

 

Taking place in both 19th century London and Japan, The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve will both have new cases and characters to unravel. Along for the ride is none other than Ace Detective extraordinaire, Herlock Sholmes. 

Sholmes is key to one of the games’ distinguishing features: The Dance of Deduction. After he makes a (stylish) claim based on what evidence and observations he can see, it’s up to the main character and lawyer in training Ryunosuke Naruhodo to counter back with what actually happened. It’s all elementary, really.  

 

 

As for Summation Examinations, these will task you with appealing to six jurors simultaneously, while also facing off with prosecutor Barok Van Zieks. As you hear their reasoning and make your own case, the large scales of justice will tip from guilty to innocent, signaling your success. The idea of pitting jurors and their logic against each other rather than simply putting your own findings against a single testimony is an interesting one, and is sure to make for some exciting courtroom proceedings! 

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will be in session starting July 27th, on Nintendo Switch as well as PlayStation 4 and Steam. You can pre-order your copy on Amazon today!

 

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.

Ricky Berg