Apollo And Trucy Team Up To Solve A Supernatural Case In Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies

By Sato . May 16, 2013 . 2:33am

We recently got a look at Miles Edgeworth in Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, who seems to look older and now wears glasses. Capcom have updated their official Ace Attorney site with new info on the game’s story, along with the profiles of the recently announced characters.

 

Apollo had been called in to work by the Wright Anything Agency, Capcom shares, and it was Trucy who was waiting for him.  After meeting up, they reacquaint by talking about Apollo’s thoughts on his long absence from the legal world, following which he accompanies her to a place called Kyubi Village, where a case is waiting to unfold.

 

Kyubi village is a festive place, where youkai (Japanese folklore monsters) are immensely popular. The “Youkai Alley” is a part of the village that is livelier than any other area.

 

Their destination is a mansion in Kyubi village, where a huge village party is to be held. Trucy was invited by her friend, Yumemi Tenma, who works as a maid at the mansion. Upon seeing Apollo for the first time, the strange girl mistakes him for a demon.

 

Once they meet up for the party, their conversation is interrupted by someone in a black youkai suit. However, it isn’t long until a hero-like character, who goes by the name of “Great Kyubi,” comes to the rescue, in a strange turn of events.

 

The festivities are cut short after a murder incident is discovered in the mansion. The authorities discover the body of the village chief, along with the mayor of Tenma City. The mayor Tenma, who happens to be Yumemi’s father, is found incapacitated at the scene of the crime.

 

 

It’s said that Tenma had a motive to kill the village chief, as he’s been recently trying to merge the village into his city. He’s considered the prime suspect and promptly arrested. However, Yumemi claims to have seen the murderer herself—the legendary “Tenmataro”.

 

According to Kyubi village legend, a long time ago, there was a youkai named Tenmataro, who terrorized the village. After the Kyubi appeared and defeated the yokai, it was sealed away. This would explain why the religious Kyubi villagers seem to harbour a deep fear of this youkai. The above newspaper reads “A Flying Tenmataro!!” as the headline.

 

Luckily, Apollo is around to help solve this case. There will be many people, including those who worked with the chief, to testify in court. They all seem either strange or suspicious in their own ways, making the case harder on Apollo.

 

Miles Edgeworth:

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Additionally The genius prosecutor who has gone toe-to-toe against Phoenix Wright on numerous occasions will be making a return. He is currently a top prosecutor and aims to climb even higher. He’s rivals with Phoenix, who shares a different perspective, but both men pursue the truth in court. It has yet to be revealed as to what he’s up to in Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies.

 

 

Trucy Wright:

Trucy, Phoenix’s adopted daughter, is back, too. Trucy is a young and energetic magician girl who was adopted by Phoenix eight years ago. She actively participates at the Wright Anything Agency as an entertainer and also as an investigative partner.

 

One of Trucy’s props are the “Magic Panties” from which she can pull anything out of nothing, as a magic trick.

 

Ban Kouzou:

Ban is an over-enthusiastic detective who investigates for cases. “Justice!” is his motto, and he claims to be a peacekeeper of the people. He can be a little too hot headed when it comes to justice, and can never leave a troubled person behind.

 

He will be lending his powers to the lawyers for the sake of a fair trial… in the name of justice, of course.

 

Ace Attorney: Dual Destines is slated for release in the West this Fall on Nintendo 3DS.

 


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  • Go2hell66

    Magic panties?? Theres a dirty joke in there somewhere

    • Testsubject909

      Think she can put more then just a bunny in there?

      • Go2hell66

        Maybe instead of pulling stuff out of them she can make them dissapear >_>

        • XiaomuArisu

          “I still see it Polly,my panties in your hand while you uncover the truth.”
          “Trucy…take that memory and lock it in a far away place never to be seen again.”

  • ToshiChan

    Trucy? Be still mine heart

  • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

    I am looking forward to this so much. All those screenshots are rekindling my love for the series.

    • Testsubject909

      But the fact that it’s e-shop only is hurting me and anyone else who would purchase the retail version…

      And hurting those like me who don’t own a 3DS but still planned on purchasing the game nevertheless.

      • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

        I’m used to getting no retail option for my handheld games. ;) Never bought anything off the e-shop before, though, since I’m not as keen on it compared to, say, the PSN. My 3DS is also from a different region from where I live, which means grabbing a code off PlayAsia or similar, making it a bit more of a faff. But since that’s the only way to get it, that’s the way I’ll do it.

        Are non-3DS owners who purchase 3DS games a bit category, then? Genuine question-I don’t know much about this!

        • Testsubject909

          I doubt that non-3DS owners who purchase 3DS games are a large group.

          I buy games I’m interested in eventually playing or from companies I want to support, whether or not I own the console for it.

          Because I’m a multi-console owner with plans to eventually own every consoles I need anyways.

          • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

            Ah, okay. I personally don’t think I’d be likely to buy a game if I was never going to get the console, but I can totally understand building up a catalogue for a console you’re planning to get. :)

  • Testsubject909

    So…

    Does that mean… No Gumshoe?

    • DaBakerMann

      detective gumshoe NEEDS to be in this :(

    • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

      Ack! I hope he’s still to be revealed.

      • Testsubject909

        I hope he gets paid at least minimum wage by this time around if he does get revealed…

    • porkiewpyne

      The bigger question is

      Where’s WENDY? lol

    • XyzzySqrl

      Detective Gumshoe is gone.

      Make way for POLICE COMMISSIONER GUMSHOE, PAL.

    • TheRealMalek

      My guess ?

      Police chief gumshoe

  • Fairlee

    I just hope the game contain more than 5 turnabout like the usual one.

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      Well the usual number is usually 5 so we will probably get those…if we are lucky (or unlucky in the opinion of some) there will be DLC cases.

  • MrJechgo

    Where’s Maya Fey :( ?

    • zweii

      Likely to be dead. Feys tend to die young. /jk

      • MrJechgo

        I didn’t play the games, just hear the story using wikis and stuff. In Apollo Justice’s game, does Maya make an appearance, or is she out of the picture?

        • TheRealMalek

          Out of picture and not even mentioned once…

          • linkenski

            She is, though it’s indirectly. She’s the one who have been sending videos for Phoenix when he’s at the hospital, and i remember him saying that his magatama is from “an old friend” in the fourth case.

        • http://burnpsy.wordpress.com/ burnpsy

          She makes no appearances, but checking a certain object in the second case can make Phoenix imply he’s still in contact with her.

  • Otoya

    Where is Dick and Maya?

  • Byas

    And here I was hoping for the Steel Samurai to save the day.
    At least Great Kyubi looks like a cool hero, and they are probably saving Steel Samurai for Edge’s case. :P

  • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

    Ban Kouzou. So THAT’S who the sillouette in the end of the first trailer was. At least, that’s my impression. Not to mention, he claims to be a believer of “JUSTICE!”, and wears orange sunglasses. Plus, his first name reminds me of a certain someone from BlazBlue. I hope Hironobu Kageyama writes a song for him!

    • http://www.facebook.com/Mewizkuit Anthony Black

      I’m pretty sure the silhouette was the prosecutor with the bird, Jin Yugami. That’s why there was a feather.

  • http://twitter.com/yugimotoX yugimoto

    looks super

  • stealth20k

    I cant wait

  • Freud_Hater

    Ban looks like a nice character, but Detective Gumshoe better be in there, pal!

    • Alexander Aubert

      oh yeah that’s the name i’m looking for, i forgot

  • Manny Being Manny

    I wonder if Capcom is still going to pretend that it takes place in America, even with settings like this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mewizkuit Anthony Black

    Ban reminds me of Dan Hibiki. I mean, they’re both Capcom, so it might be a parody (of a parody?).

  • heartless141

    aww, no new costume?
    oh well <3

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    I cracked a smile when I read about the “Magic Panties.” That caught me off guard lol

  • Taylor Davis

    Where.Is.Gumshoe!? Please come back, pal :(

  • http://twitter.com/ChestnutBowl Chestnut Bowl

    Seriously, Ema, Maya, and Pearl need to come back.

    • linkenski

      Nah. Ema was okay in the bonus case for AA1 but she was a very boring uninspired character in AJ. I’d prefer if she stayed at home and they at least brought Maya, maybe even let her be the defendant in one of the later cases.

  • Lemon

    I played through the online demo. I must say, though I initially thought the whole new ‘detect emotions’ mechanic would be hokey, it was not that bad. Kokone also reminds me sooo much of Maya, just more enthusiastic about winning and showing the world how great Phoenix is, but yeah I suppose every Ace Attorney game needs the genki sidekick to keep up morale haha. Looking forward to the actual release.

    • linkenski

      I’m still not so cool about the fact that the emotion system is acceptable as a means for presenting evidence. It seems almost as far-fetched as Apollo’s magic bracelet that let him percieve when people were nervous or lying. I hope the game gives you an explanation like “this technology was accepted as a way to present evidence when the rebuilding of the courtroom started” or something like that, so it’s not just where you start yelling at witnesses only to state that you believe they are lying because you can analyse their heart. I know this series has always been known for its shoddy court rules and implausible events, but i think this whole, “we use magic in court to prove our clients innocence” is a tad too far-fetched.

  • MrAlan

    wut? no gumshoe?? that´s low pal at least Oldbag (LOL) will appear right ? …… RIGHT?

  • SuperSailorV

    Trucy looking mighty BANGABLE now. Legally.

    • Arrei

      She’s still only 16.

      • SuperSailorV

        Legal in some states. I think..?

        • Arrei

          Yeah, but Phoenix Wright is in “California”.

          • linkenski

            Who cares? It’s not like it’s gonna happen in the game anyway.

  • $36487238

    Sweet! Dual Destinies is looking mighty good :) Cannot wait to get this game with my new 3DSXL!

    Man, I gotta finish Apollo Justice before I get this. I was on the third case already! No matter, I’ll just borrow a DS and play it from there.

  • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

    but where is Mystic Maya? D:

  • linkenski

    I hope this Detective “Justice!” will only be the detective in Apollo’s cases.
    Also, i hope that the fact that you switch between Phoenix and Apollo inbetween cases means that there might be more cases than usual in this game, though i think it’s safe to assume at least 4 or 5 cases in total.
    Maybe they will release a bonus case through DLC at some point?

  • linkenski

    Looks like the worst case in the game has been saved for the worst characters in the series. Good riddance.

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