Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies coming west this fall

Phoenix Wright returns with Apollo and new associate.

May 13, 2013 / 12:33 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Capcom is bringing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, previously known as Ace Attorney 5, to 3DS via the Nintendo eShop in North America and Europe this fall, the publisher has announced.

Set one year after Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Dual Destinies sees the return of defense attorney Phoenix Wright. It begins in a destroyed courtroom and tasks Wright and his team at the Wright Anything Agency with discovering the cause behind the destruction. Players will have to battle it out in court against Gaspen Payne, the younger brother of Winston Payne from previous Ace Attorney games, as they defend the accused.

Gameplay features from previous Ace Attorney games will return, but new features, like 3D graphics, allowing players to change views and zoom in on areas when investigating crime scenes, are also being added.

Young attorney Apollo Justice and new associate attorney Athena Cykes, previously known as Kizuki Kokone, will join Phoenix in his courtroom battle. Athena can use a new “Mood Matrix” ability to detect the emotional state of a witness and tell whether they’re surprised, angry, happy or sad, and compare these feelings with the statement given by the witness to point out any contradictions.

View the first set of English screenshots at the gallery.

Watch an announcement trailer below.

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