A Glimpse of Gyakuten Kenji’s Logic System

By Spencer . April 20, 2009 . 1:43pm

image Gyakuten Kenji (Turnabout Prosecutor) brings Miles Edgeworth out of the courtroom and into crime scenes. Makeshift evidence to reverse your case isn’t presented to a judge in this game, but you still have to put the pieces together.


When Edgeworth and Detective Gumshoe investigate areas they find clues. These appear in Edgeworth’s mind, represented in the game in logic mode. Touch two clues and Edgeworth tries to connect them. If you’re right the case moves forward. Make a mistake and the green life bar carried over from Phoenix Wright takes a hit. Make too many mistakes and you have to restart the case.


While the setting and characters are different Gyakuten Kenji retains the spirit of the Ace Attorney series. Check out these videos sent in by Justin (thanks!!) to get a better feel for what I mean.


Capcom USA has not announced Gyakuten Kenji for the US yet, but a trademark we discovered for Ace Attorney Investigations is pretty solid evidence that they are working on it.



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  • thaKingRocka

    looks pretty good. i’m in for sure.

  • Vino (Tim N)

    Coming from the videos, this one includes voice acting? Outside from the “Objections, Take That!, Hold it! and Gotcha!”?
    I only understood about half of the second trailer…but I love the Japanese voices. We probably won’t get them.

    • Aoshi00

      Unfortunately the fully voiced clips are limited to the trailers only, the same thing w/ Apollo Justice. That’s why I have been wishing Phoenix Wright to be on the Wii or they would just make an anime of it. They’ve been teasing us w/ these videos for a long time, like the 8 min trailer for the first DS port.

      I was worried how fun the game would be w/o the courtroom battles, but I’ve tried the flash demo and it definitely keeps the spirit of the series. The special edition for this is going for $150 on PlayAsia and the Blue Badger DSi bundle is $400 on Yesasia :(..

  • I’m glad they are taking a risk here. I could play Ace Attorney games in the same basic format forever, but I know there’s a lot more they can do with the series.

    Is this suppose to be Gyakuten Saiban 5, or is this a different game? I haven’t been able to find any comments from Capcom clarifying this.

    • It’s a spinoff series. Before its announcement, this game was known as the “NEW Gyakuten NOT Saiban Project,” as a tease to fans that this game keeps the “turnabout” part and ditches the courtroom part. In short, nothing points to this replacing the traditional Gyakuten Saiban games.

    • Aoshi00

      I don’t think this is Gyakuten Saiban 5, that’s reserved for Apollo or Phoenix’s comeback, which would be preferable since I don’t like Apollo anyway. The only thing I’m not sure about this game is Mikumo, I hope she would be as intersting as Maya or Trucy. I’m not sure if I’m mistaken, I think Edgeworth sounds a little different than the previous games..

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