The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles launches for Switch, PS4, and PC Steam on July 27
Capcom has officially revealed The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, which will be released globally for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on July 27.
This collection will contain both Great Ace Attorney titles, which are now officially known in English as The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve. The games were originally released only on Nintendo 3DS in Japan in 2015 and 2017. Neither of them was released on other platforms or regions until this announcement.
While the original Ace Attorney series saw a massive name change in its localization, the Japanese characters in this title will still retain their names. That means Phoenix Wright's ancestor is still Ryunosuke Naruhodo in the English version. The British main characters, however, do receive some name changes. The character known as Sherlock Holmes in Japan will be named Herlock Sholmes instead, and Iris Watson shall now be known as Iris Wilson.
This title will be a universal build where players from all regions can choose between Japanese and English voiceovers and subtitles. It will feature an optional Story Mode toggle for people who want to simply enjoy watching the games' storyline, as it will automate everything—including even choosing the correct answers. The collection will also come with a Gallery mode, side-story Escapades written by the series creator Shu Takumi, and DLC costumes for the second game.
Find the reveal trailers, images, and press release right below. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam simultaneously worldwide on July 27.
Set in the late 19th century during Japan’s Meiji Period and England’s Victorian era, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles follows Ryunosuke Naruhodo as he works to sleuth out the truth in witnesses’ testimonies and clear his clients’ names in court. Players will unravel the mysteries behind 10 thrilling cases alongside a zany cast of over-the-top characters – including the local ace detective Herlock Sholmes.
In true Ace Attorney fashion, players will put their attorney skills to the test to gather evidence, question key witnesses and defend their clients in the courtroom. For the first time in the series, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles debuts two new gameplay experiences that are sure to raise the stakes, both in and out of the courtroom. During investigations, players will team up with Sholmes to engage in a “Dance of Deduction” to identify mistakes in the detective’s overboard logic and uncover new facts. In the courtroom, players will partake in “Summation Examinations” where they must point out juror discrepancies in hopes of achieving a coveted “Not Guilty” verdict. With these added gameplay features, prospective attorneys should prepare themselves for investigations and courtroom battles like they have never seen before.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles features exciting bonus content including eight additional mini-episodes and three alternate costumes that were previously released as DLC content in Japan. The collection also provides an inside look into the artwork, music and voice recordings of the games through the newly added Art Gallery and Auditorium.