Edgeworth Is Chief Prosecutor In Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies (And More)

By Ishaan . June 17, 2013 . 9:00am

 


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Capcom recently conducted a video Q&A for Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies. You can watch the recorded version of the video above. Below are some of the more interesting tidbits we picked up:

 

  • The basic concept for Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies is “the dark age of the law”. It starts out with a bombing incident that takes place during a courtroom battle.

 

  • The game itself won’t take on a darker tone. It will start out with more impact. It still has a lot of the flavour of the Ace Attorney games.

 

  • In terms of volume of content, the game is close to Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations.

 

  • Should take the average player 25-30 hours.

 

  • Both Phoenix and Apollo will have their own court battles.

 

  • Phoenix has a new suit because, while it’s only been a year since Apollo Justice, it’s been eight years since Phoenix battled in court, and they wanted him to appear more mature.

 

  • Edgeworth is a chief prosecutor now, not just a regular prosecutor.

 

  • The new prosecutor, Simon Blackquill, uses psychological manipulation in court, including on the judge. He’s paired up with a detective of his own, but you’ll have to find out why in the game.

 

  • Simon’s psychological manipulation doesn’t work on the detective, since he’s a little clueless.

 

  • Simon is a “very intimidating” adversary.

 

  • The Jury System from Apollo Justice isn’t in Ace Attorney 5.

 

  • Athena Cykes studied analytical psychology.

 

  • “Lips are sealed” about Maya Fey.

 

  • Fully animated cutscenes like in Layton vs. Ace Attorney.

 

  • Will have full English voiceovers in the anime cutscenes.

 

  • If you’re fans of the stepladder, it’s in there. “You have to find it.”

 

Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies is slated for release this Fall in the West.


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