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Capcom Producer "Would Love" to Work On Another Ace Attorney Investigations Title

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Making the case internally

While it may be an eShop-only release in the West, there are likely to be a keen group of Nintendo portable gamers eagerly awaiting Capcom's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, a new entry in the popular series. It's the fifth entry in the main series, but not the fifth overall in the franchise, as that honour went to Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, a spin-off with the character who's confirmed to appear in the latest entry.

Unfortunately this title's sequel never made it out of Japan, with no notable indications of a third title in the sub-series since 2011. In an interview with Siliconera, however, producer Motohide Eshiro has expressed his desire to make another entry in the series, assuming he can rustle up the relevant resources.

As far as a continuation of the Investigations series goes, I would love to do another one, personally, and I know [scenario director] Mr. Yamazaki would also be interested in getting something like that spun up.

It would be a matter of securing the appropriate personnel within Capcom and getting everything planned, so I intend to try to do something with that in the future, but I can’t make any promises.

Naturally, the fate of this prospective title in the West is uncertain, as not only did the second not get localised but, as we've seen with Dual Destinies, Capcom is hesitant in terms of whether a substantial enough market exists outside of its homeland. Rather like a lot of third-party games on Nintendo systems, it seems to be a case of "buy this game, or you won't get any more"; we'll see how Dual Destines fares on the eShop.


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roryscott said:

Well I will certainly be getting every Ace Attorney game that comes out. I just really hope that Investigations 2 and Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney gets released here!



fishman100 said:

I would certainly love another AAI (or AA game, for that matter); hopefully they can pool their resources and produce another entry!



yuwarite said:

I really didn't enjoy Investigations. The story was pretty weak compared to games in the AA series. And I didn't like the 2D top-down gameplay; I prefer static/ first person backdrops, as in the AA games, as it's more immersive and simpler to control.



Banker-Style said:

Really enjoyed AAI,twas a great spin-off for the series,than worked really well,and another game would be really welcome.Heck port AAI 2 to the E-shop and I'd buy it.



Handy_Man said:

Ace Attorney Investigations was one of the best games in the series to me, and I would love to be able to play a third game (and the second one, since for some reason it still hasn't been localized).

Maybe they could make Investigations 3 take place around the Dual Destinies era, since it would give us more exposure to the older Edgeworth that's seen in Dual Destinies, as well as show off a lot of characters that aren't confirmed for Dual Destinies (Gumshoe, Franziska, Kay, etc.) and let us know how they're doing eight years later.



Shambo said:


Shouldn't they first 'plan' to localize the previous one, and the one with Layton? And when Level 5 has a localization team ready, they can translate Time Travellers too, for the entire world to be able to see what it's all about. And maybe Beyond the Labyrinth can follow. And E.X. Troopers. And...

HOLD IT! The point's been made, please make it happen!



DarkKirby said:

Capcom is full of manure with their "buy this digital only release and MAYBE we'll release other games in the series". They said this same thing for tons of their digital release only remakes. It's straight up blackmail. They ask you to do something "or else" but in the end you have no guarantee of anything.



One-Winged-Pit said:

@DarkKirby I really hate the idea of buying a digital game especially with Nintendo's no account system but if by release day there is no physical copy announced then it is probably not going to happen because it would suffer from all the digital sales already made. I will have to buy it though in the hopes of seeing Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney and Investigations 2...



Flash-Jordan said:

The lack of 3ds piracy and the non issue of stores failing to stock it,will help this one,just be sure to support it yourselves an download it:]

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