Meiji-Era Ace Attorney Game's 1st Teaser Streamed
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Capcom began streaming the first teaser trailer on Thursday for the newest game in the Ace Attorney franchise, Dai Gyakuten Saiban -Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Bōken- (Great Turnabout Trial: The Adventures of Ryūnosuke Naruhodō).
The video explains that the game will take place at the end of the 19th century in the Empire of Japan (Japan's official name during the Meiji era, "a time of rapid change"). It will tell "one more story unknown" to history during the "dawn of the legal system."
The Nintendo 3DS game will center around Ryūnosuke Naruhodō, the "ancestor of a certain passionate, bluffing lawyer" and the "originator of the spirit of turnabout." He will have a familiar sense of passionate justice and he can pull through in a pinch. The video also shows the female character, Susato Mikotoba, who serves as Ryūnosuke's assistant. She is a "sweet flower that blooms in the new world."
Original franchise developer Shu Takumi is directing the game, and he emphasized that while this game is not part of the numbered Ace Attorney series, it is also not a side story.
CAPCOM had announced during the live-streamed Nintendo Direct presentation in February that it is launching a new project in the Ace Attorney game franchise. However, the new game will be different from the previous Ace Attorney titles thus far.