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