The Great Ace Attorney announcement trailer
posted on 04.23.14 at 11:13 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Meet Ryuunosuke Naruhodou and his assistant Susato.

The Great Ace Attorney

Capcom has released the debut trailer for Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Ryuunosuke Naruhodou no Bouken (which we’ll refer to as The Great Ace Attorney for now), its newly announced Ace Attorney for 3DS.

The game is set in the 19th century Japan, otherwise known as the Meiji era, in what was the dawn of law. Serving as the new protagonist is Ryuunosuke Naruhodou (or Ryuunosuke Wright), an ancestor of Ryuuichi Naruhodou (Phoenix Wright). He is accompanied by Susato Mikotoba, who serves as his assistant.

Series creator Shu Takumi is directing the title, while Shintaro Kojima is producing.

Watch the trailer below. While it predominantly covers previously known information, it closes with a line mentioning that the protagonist will have a fateful meeting with “the founder,” although just who the founder is or what he founded remains unknown.

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  • Auragar

    Talk about prequels. This one takes the cake going back 200 years. But does this mean there will also be an AA7 because AA5 leant itself to a sequel not a prequel which is what this is.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Takumi or no, given the drastic difference in the timeline, they may not treat this as AA6, but rather a spin-off.

      • Auragar

        *nod* Possibly. I’d be ok with that.

      • MrFinalgamer

        Ah, another spin-off we’ll never get to experience then (Investigations 2…never forget)

  • Miyako Arima

    ALL MY HYPE!! Looking forward to references and cameos that will make me scream like a schoolgirl

  • RyoonZ

    Capcom: Because the content is too Japanese, we thought US gamer might not appreciate it so it’ll stay in Japan. Please Understand!

    • PrinceHeir

      Lol little did Capcom US did they know that Capcom is FROM Japan.

      Yes i heard that excuse use from EX Troopers and that’s bullshit.

      Fucking idiots.

      • Budgiecat

        Sega was from the U.S.

        • 罪罰


          • Budgiecat

            Sega was a U.S. invented company owned and operated for the first 43 years

  • Skerj

    Come on Devil Summoner crossover.

    • Auragar

      Hahah. That won’t happen but it sure as hell would be funny.

      • Skerj

        Killer of dreams!!

        • Auragar

          Auragar Dreambane

          • ConkerBFD

            “Auragar Dreambane”, a name to remember and hate!!!

            • Auragar

              Hrm? I am not that bad am I?

  • Tetsu

    Kenshin and co. confirmed!

  • PrinceHeir

    I also remembered they made a Onimusha art for all the Capcom characters including Gyakuten Saiban.

    So hopefully we get an art like this soon :D

  • ivarious

    Woohoo Drake Wright!

  • Lara Croft

    Never got into the series, but I have a question. Has the series always been Nintendo exclusive? thanks.

    • Kurisu Makise

      Uh, yes and no. It’s been ported to Mobile but in terms of consoles and handhelds, yes.

      • Lara Croft

        Cool, thanks.

  • $61526767

    As always, Phoenix’s ancestor looking like, Raidou is glorious! I look forward to playing another ace attorney game. I hope this game can be long. Cause i really did enjoy playing Dual Destinies.

  • Vayne

    At least this series was not spoiled like RE, Street Fighter, Lost Planet among others.

  • Kurisu Makise

    My 3DS XL, which I bought for Capcom, yes Capcom…(well, okay Ace Attorney specifically) is ready, your honour.

    • ConkerBFD

      HOLD IT! Did you play PLvsPW? If so, is it good?

  • Zancrow

    Meiji-era? Wonder how this will be bowdlerized.

    • Budgiecat

      “My Ancestor, Reynolds Wright, who visited Japan and learned how to be an attorney over there” – Phoenix Wright, while staring at an old photo..

  • Invisbin

    Curious to see how this ties in with Dual Destinies…that cliff hanger.

  • new_tradition

    I know there’s not much to go on at this point, but Susato looks pretty prim and proper. I kind of like the idea of her being a more level-headed assistant compared to Maya and Trucy. Maybe being more akin to Mia’s personality even.

    Ryuunosuke looks nice enough (hell yeah to the hat). I read a few people claiming his face looks like a combo of both Phoenix and Apollo, so it would be interesting to hear from developers if that’s true.

    The “founder” could mean a few interesting things in terms of the series (Ami Fey, the De Killer assassins) so I’m pretty interested about that ^^

  • Budgiecat

    0:33 imagine if the game ended up looking like that (old school Japanese watercolor painting style)

  • Sal Romano

    New silhouette on the game’s teaser site:

    Not posting story about it ‘cuz silhouette.

    We’ll hear more at TGS.