Capcom Senior VP Wants To Do An Ace Attorney Collection For 3DS

By Ishaan . March 6, 2013 . 9:00am

Releasing older games on newer consoles is often an effective way of exposing them to more people, and Capcom USA Senior VP, Christian Svensson, has been wanting to do this with the Ace Attorney series for a while now.


In response to a Capcom forum user asking if an Ace Attorney collection on the Nintendo 3DS would be possible, Svensson replied: “I have proposed this many times over the past two years… no news yet though. Cry Hang in there.”


Meanwhile, an Ace Attorney collection is headed to iOS devices for anyone that’s been looking to get into the series. Ace Attorney Trilogy HD will bring the first three games in the series to iOS in 2013 with higher-resolution art. The trilogy was originally planned for a 2012 release but was subsequently delayed. You can learn more about it here.


  • I like this guy! If he wants to get a collection like this on the 3DS he has my respect. Now lets all hope that it can actually happen!

    • J_Joestar

      Sven typically has a lot of good ideas and suggestions, sadly his bosses across the pacific tend to not care.

  • Jahred Down

    Lets get the iOS version in the US first Sven….

  • Alex Hawrylyshyn

    not to be “that guy” but your headline states that the Capcom vp “wants to do an AA collection” and then the article ends talking about an AA collection that is clearly coming out. I realize the focus was that he wants to do one FOR 3DS, but you might want to include a detail like that in the headline next time.

  • They could just port the HD version to the 3DS and call it a day. The utterly shit looking sprites from the iOS version wouldn’t look bad at all on the 3DS’ small screen. While I’m not a fan of digital games, they could also put up the episodes on eShop. Not as a collection, but as episodes.

  • As someone who missed the Ace Attorney games on DS (but was always curious to try them), I would definitely be interested in this.

    • You’re in for a treat if it happens.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      Not only DS but GBA as well

      • Yeah, except that as an English-speaking American, playing the Ace Attorney games on GBA was never really an option for me.

  • Zero_Destiny

    Yeah I’ve been waiting forever for Ace Attorney 2 HD and more specifically 3 HD to drop on iOS, all we’ve had for the longest time was Ace Attorney 1 HD. I played AA1 on my DS way back when the series came out here in the states but then took a break from the series, mainly because back then I didn’t have a job so I missed out on a lot of games. Oh dark times.~ lol

    When I finally got back to these games they were somewhat harder to find then so I played AA2 on my Wii via Wiiware and beat it that way and started AA3, finished the first case, and then … my Wii died. .__. It’s been like 2 years now, I kinda wanna finish AA3 already. lol Hopefully it’ll be out on iOS sooner rather then later. If a 3DS/PSV HD bundle comes out I’d double dip for it, if it’s just eShop/PSN I may stick with just the iOS version though.

  • BillyMK

    They’ve better dicide soon, because I was planning on getting all the Ace Attorney game from PlayAsia. Now I need to know if I should just the Apollo instead.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    If the Capcom Senior VP wants it, it shall be done, hell we want it too

    • Something to take into consideration is that Sven says he’s “proposed” the idea, meaning that he’s proposed it to Capcom Japan. Given that nothing has materialized so far, it means that they haven’t been able to arrange a project along these lines so far, either due to the fact that Japan is too busy with AA5 or for other reasons.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        Ahh true, I guess e have to wait and see *cross fingers* Most likely happen after AA5

  • porkiewpyne

    As much as I would love this, I’d personally prefer if they coughlocalisedAAI2cough. But meh. I’ll take whatever there is to offer.

  • gimmegimmekevin

    I would love to see it hit 3DS, as a Professor Layton Trilogy for 3DS would be good too. I’d like to see it use AA4’s art style but I’m not going to get my hopes up.

    I beat the first AA and own the second one but kinda got lost after the first case. It would be great to have a trilogy on one cart. If its hitting iOS I don’t see why it wouldn’t work on 3DS!

    • Don’t let the second one put you off. It’s easily the weakest game in the series and the important events of AA2 are recapped in the third game, so you aren’t missing much.

      • s07195

        Except for the final case. That was intense. Though the first two cases I didn’t care much for, other than Maya’s return.

      • Detrimont

        it did bring Psyche-Lock into the game series though

        • True, it isn’t without its innovations. I think a lot of series have black sheep games that aren’t considered worthy by themselves, but still add something new for future games to build upon. DMC2, Metroid II, Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness etc.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I hope Sven can make it happen. It took a while, but he came through on MH, so hopefully he comes through here.

    I haven’t been able to play the AA games, but I’ve heard great things about them, so I’d love to see a collection.

  • Otoya

    I will buy to collect as that time I fail to buy in DSi and my DSi kinda have problem. So, adding to 3DS is a good idea. BUT PLEASE!!!!! Where is Miles Edgeworth 2? LOL

  • pressstart

    Even though I already have the DS versions, I’d actually consider getting this collection. The first 4 were great.

  • LittleMofreaky

    Oh my god! I will jizz if they announce this.

  • Always IoS , never Android. Pisses me off.

    • Just Tim

      Sorry bro, but Apple’s acting like a Bad Apple right now, since it has a patent that would allow them to remotely disable any given iOS device.

    • CircleBeartato

      This collection has been available on Android since January in Japan. It’s not so much ignoring android as it is Capcom being retarded about localising into English. Again.

    • Guest

      Actually, they are planning an Android release for the HD collection. This pleases me as an Android owner.

  • Strain42

    I already own all 3 Ace Attorney games for the DS. I also own Apollo Justice, Ace Attorney Investigations and the first Phoenix Wright game for the Wii.

    However, if they release a 3DS Bundle Pack with all 3 games, I will buy it.

    And if that sells well enough we can start sending e-mails for the Ace Attorney Investigations Bundle and then boom, we might finally get AAI2 in English.

    • Detrimont


      • Why you putten a “*DS” he made no error.

        • Detrimont

          he edited it, on the top line he originally put 3ds, that’s why i pointed it out

  • Aoshi00

    It’s cool that they want to re-release the trilogy on the 3DS for the newer audience, but isn’t it a bit too much milking? I mean they were originally GBA games and already re-released on the DS, now the re-release is getting another re-release? Also the DS games could all still be played on the 3DS (I’m not sure if they’re very hard to hunt down now). For Inazuma 3DS trilogy, the originals were on the DS at least.

    If they’re really re-releasing it yet again, they should really go all out and remaster the graphics and put it on the Wii U, so one could play it on the pad or on TV.

    Looking forward to Gyakuten Saiban 5 now…

  • I’d totally love to see it happen! If AA4 was included as well though…
    I have a feeling someone will comment about not liking Apollo, but think of it this way, if someone didn’t get it the first time, by buying the collection there would be NO EXCUSE to not play AA4 and maybe, just maybe there will be a little more love for Apollo out there?

  • Guest

    I don’t own any iOS devices, but I do want to play the second and third AA games, which I never did. I’d love a 3DS collection.

  • Göran Isacson

    And so do we, Svensson. And so do we.

  • Tails the Foxhound

    What if this was a collection of the first 3 games, Apollo Justice and the two Miles Edgeworth games? I might break my arm taking my money out so fast.

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