Ace Attorney creator Shu Takumi is taking a step back with the newest instalment of the series — back in time, that is.
Alleged leaked pages from the latest issue of Famitsu reveal that the new Ace Attorney title will be set within Japan's Meiji era (1868-1912) and star an ancestor of Phoenix, Ryunosuke Naruhodo (Phoenix is known as Ryuichi Naruhodo in Japan). There's certainly a resemblance between the two characters, although Ryunosuke seems somewhat more dashing by appearances alone. That could just be the katana on his hip, though.
The full title of the game is being stated as Dai Gyakuten Saiban - Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken, or "Grand Turnabout Trial - The Adventures of Naruhodou Ryuunosuke." The apparent historical Japanese element in this new title might prove an interesting element if localisation comes up, as Japanese influences of previous Ace Attorney titles have often been paved over in foreign releases.
So what do you think of turning back the courtroom clock? Also, a line for all Edgeworth / Fey / Gumshoe ancestor requests will be forming on the right.