Dai Gyakuten Saiban Meiji-era Ace Attorney Game Gets Sequel

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st game shipped in Japan on 3DS in July 2015

CAPCOM announced at the "Ace Attorney Series 15th Anniversary Talk & Latest News Special Stage" event at Tokyo Game Show on Saturday that it is developing a sequel to its Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Bōken Nintendo 3DS game. The new game is titled Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Kakugo. Capcom did not announce the game's platform or platforms, but promised that "more details will be announced later."

The video ends with the tagline, "…All the mysteries now — will be solved…"

Before the announcement, the stage event showed another video that looked back at the franchise's 15-year history:

CAPCOM released Dai Gyakuten Saiban for the Nintendo 3DS in July 2015. The game is set during the 18th century in Meiji Era Japan. The game's protagonist is Ryūnosuke Naruhodō, an ancestor of main series protagonist Ryūichi Naruhodō (Phoenix Wright). Ryūnosuke eventually travels to London to further his studies, where he meets Sherlock Holmes.

CAPCOM employee and translator Janet Hsu said in June that there were "a number of circumstances" preventing a localization of the game. Hsu commented, "Nowadays on the Internet lots of fans are directly asking us, 'Where's Daigyakuten Saiban?' On livestreams, even in the Japanese ones, people from the West will write in and ask where it is. Every time we say, we're sorry! Certain circumstances are kind of getting in the way."

CAPCOM released Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice (Gyakuten Saiban 6), the sixth game in the main Ace Attorney series, in Japan on June 9. Capcom released the game digitally in North America and Europe on September 8.

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