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More Ace Attorney 5 Information Is On The Way

Posted by Andy Green

Capcom's Psyche-Lock is nearly broken

Last September it was announced that the upcoming Ace Attorney 5 would be making it over to Western shores. However, since then news has been relatively thin on the ground...

Hold it!

It appears Capcom's senior vice-president Christian Svensson has left some evidence in the Capcom Unity forums. In a small post he declared that more news on Ace Attorney 5 will be coming soon.

We'll have new AA5 news in the not so distant future to share though. We did confirm it was coming Westward back at [Tokyo Game Show].

An interesting clue from Capcom, we wonder what the news will bring. A release date would be very nice indeed.

The last time we saw a game from the Ace Attorney series in the West was in 2010 with Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, and we haven't seen Phoenix Wright as the main protagonist since Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations.

While the West has been deprived of the spiky-haired lawyer, he's been teaming up with another gaming icon in Japan in Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney. We've still not heard anything on the localisation of that one.

Are you looking forward to more courtroom drama with Ace Attorney 5? Let us know in the comments section below.


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Jonny said:

There's no reason for LaytonXWright not to come out here, surely it's going to sell to both Ace Attorney and Layton fans?



PuzzleMaster7 said:

If both Ace attorney 5 and Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright were to be released this year, my wallet will be in a lot of pain.



TwilightV said:

"Sorry, but the higher ups changed their minds, so AA5 is cancelled. As for PL vs. AA, we currently have no plans to bring it out of Japan."

^Wouldn't be surprised if this happened.



LordessMeep said:

I have heard plenty of good things about the AA series but I was looking to start with AA5.



Bassman_Q said:

@sir_Anthony - Don't worry; I'm in the same boat. I've only played the first one on WiiWare.

That said, I'm more looking forward for Layton x Ace Attorney, though I haven't yet played any Layton games.



zip said:

Damn it all, I enjoyed Miles Edgeworth Investigation more than any game of the main series. Y u no give us Edgy 2, Capcom?



roryscott said:

SOOOOOOO EXCITED! Ace Attorney is the best series of video games ever! I have already been deprived of one so Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney must be localised! Ace Attorney 5 looks amazing too!



hamsterfactor said:

Big Ace Attorney fan, so I'm hoping we'll have some good news regarding AA5 (and Layton vs AA!) soon I still wish they'd release Investigations 2 in the west though...



BigBluePanda said:

The popularity of Layton in all markets worldwide defeats any excuse why this should not be localised.



AJWolfTill said:

Don't start with number 2, whilst the last case is one of the series greatest the game is shorter and more filler-ish than the others. Been playing Trials and Tribulations all day such an improvement! Which is 4, Apollo or Edgeworth's game?



ToadFan said:


The fourth main game is Apollo Justice, Miles Edgeworths series is sort-of like a sub-series of Ace Attorney called Ace Attorney: Investigations.



Darel18 said:

Well, the first trilogy was so awesome... the ending almost made me cry

Anyway, If you haven't tried this game, I recommend you to play the first trilogy... When you do it, you'll know why this game is so amazing. You can skip the other games... which ruined the series.



BigDaddysPizza said:

This game is a must get for all 3DS owners, as long as you have the attention span for a visual novel.
Wait a second...if the release date hasn't come out for Japan, why would we get one here? I was thinking it'd come out in 2014. (and PLvsAA would come late '13)



Fillytase said:

I need to play 3 and 4 still, but I need this ;_; and also Layton vs., of course. CAPCOM PLS.



Jamouse said:

@Anybody trying to get into the frachise
Don't start with this one. Shu Takumi, the creator of the series is not involved in this one, just like with the two Investigations games.
Or in other words, it'll be crap.



BakaKnight said:

Until now the AceAttorney serie never dissapointed me, so I really can't wait AA5!!!
I even have my cellphone shouting "Gotcha!!!" when I receive an SMS, that say all of how much I can't wait to play a new AA game XD



ultraraichu said:

Good to hear that it's still coming to the west. I would be really happy if they confirm Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney though.



shonenjump86 said:

Still kinda bummed that the crossover game with Layton is not released outside of Japan. Also, I still want Miles Edgeworth 2. At least Ace Attromey 5 will be coming.



WiiLovePeace said:

I loved Ace Attorney 1 through 3. 4 sucked until the end imo & Ace Attorney Investigations was awesome (I still want the 2nd one). I will buy Ace Attorney 5 as a matter of keeping up with the series continuity but I hope it doesn't blow as badly as 4 did.



ToxieDogg said:

Do want. I enjoyed all the series (inc. Apollo Justice, was nice to see them try some different things) and I'm sure this one will be great as well. I've already got my 'OBJECTION!' pointy finger at the ready...



LordessMeep said:

@shinokami, @Jamouse
Well, damn. There goes my plan to shortcut through the series. :/
The DS ones go for a ridiculous amount here, I was hoping the 3DS counterpart would be a bit more accessible.



BrightBeing said:

I played the first games on the Wii when they were released as Wiiware. I was instantly in love. I've been throwing my money at my 3DS for a while now, but so far AA5 hasn't shown up!



LztheQuack said:

@Everyone: The Professor Layton crossover was actually published by Level-5, not Capcom. They'll be the ones to decide on localization

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