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Updated Ace Attorney 5 Website Submits More Information

Posted by Andy Green

New details on Kizuki Kokone, Apollo Justice and 3DS features

The Ace Attorney series will soon be making the leap over to the 3DS with Ace Attorney 5. It sees Phoenix Wright take centre stage once more, and this time he has a new assistant to help him snare sneaky lies from testimonies.

Capcom has recently updated the Ace Attorney 5 website and, thanks to a handy translation from the folks at Siliconera, a few more details on Phoenix's new yellow-clad helper Kizuki Kokone have emerged.

Kizuki has of course studied law, but she has her own special way of discovering the truth. She is guided heavily by her emotions and due to this has a connection with those of the witness. Using her Heart Scope, Ms Kokone can listen to the witness' heart's testimony, allowing her to fish out the truth among the lies and contradictions.

When listening to a heart testimony, a lot of noise is thrown up, stopping you from getting the truth. By reducing this noise Kizuki can get to the very core of the truth, helping Phoenix crack the case; you can briefly see the Heart Scope in action during the trailer from last year's Tokyo Game Show.

As was reported last week, Apollo Justice is making a return in Ace Attorney 5. The newly updated website gives a little more information on him, but doesn't explain his eye-patch or bandages. The only trinket of information is that the coat he is seen wearing around his shoulders has never been seen before.

Some more details were also given on the 3D element of the game. It looks like it won't just be there for aesthetic purposes, but will be crucial to finding evidence lying around; the added depth can allow you to see underneath objects in crime scenes. As with previous games, when exploring areas you must look for clues from left to right. It certainly hasn't been confirmed but it could be possible for the gyro controls of the 3DS be utilised here - we'll have to wait and see for more information.

We still have no release date for Ace Attorney 5, although it's hoped that it will be released at some point in 2013. Capcom's senior vice-president Christian Svensson recently said more information on the game would be coming soon.

Are you looking forward to getting back in the courtroom with Ace Attorney 5? Let us know by dropping a comment below.


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f00had said:

hope they release this in US & Europe, maybe Nintendo will localise it for Capcom?



theblackdragon said:

@NortLightSuplx: The Ace Attorney series is very similar to Ghost Trick in terms of the dialogue and pacing, as well as getting the player involved in a great story, but the gameplay is very different. You're not solving puzzles and stuff so much as you are running around town talking to people and putting clues together, and then there are the courtroom 'battles' where you have to pick apart people's testimony. If you're interested in the Ace Attorney series at all, see if you can find a copy of the original Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney for DS. It's a great place to start the series from, right at the beginning, and it's got one of the best DS-feature-using PW cases available to play (Rise from the Ashes), giving you a feel for what a 3/DS can potentially bring to the series. :3



Melkaticox said:

Please capcom, make more than a few NA copies, please >_>

I want this game to sell at least 1m...



Dpullam said:

I definitely want to try one of the games from this series. I should probably try one of the first games before going headfirst into this new installment. Which game would give me the best idea of this series?



Ralizah said:

This will be a pre-order for sure.
Especially since I'll need something to fill the void once the last Layton game releases here.



Dpishere said:

I have always had an interest in these games, though I have yet to try them unfortunately.



BrightBeing said:

I've been begging Capcom to take my money for months! I played these games through the Wiiware editions of Ace Attorney.



BigDaddysPizza said:

Sounds interesting. We'll see if it makes it late 2013, but 2014 sounds more likely. Don't forget PL vs AA, which should be coming late 2013!



GamecubeMan said:

Looking foward to this title, never played an Ace Attorney game before. The series looks awesome so I'll be sure to pick up this as soon as it releases.

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