Pearl Fey Looks A Little Older In Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies

By Sato . July 11, 2013 . 1:28am

Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies is just a couple of weeks away from release in Japan, and Capcom have revealed a few more details regarding the third case involving Athena Cykes’ close friend, Juniper. In addition, they’ve also introduced some features that will be helping players out during investigations and trials.


In our previous report, we learned that Athena’s friend, Juniper Woods, has been accused of a crime she did not commit. Here’s a look at some of the key characters of the third case, who seem to be involved with Juniper.


Chishio Atsui


Chishio is a hot-headed third-year student of Themis Law School, who is currently taking prosecutor classes. He has a fiery passion, and expresses it with his constant habit of shouting. Contrary to his appearance, he’s also a member of the fine arts club, and is proud of works on ceramic art.


Rei Shizuya


Like Chishio, Rei is also a third-year student at Themis Law School, except he’s part of a lawyer class. Not only is he the ace of the archery club, but he’s also an acknowledged genius. He’s a young man who is full of confidence, but he also has a bad attitude of looking down on others. They say he’s cold as ice, and would even point an arrow to those who oppose him.


As previously reported, Athena’s friend, Juniper Woods, was accused of a crime she didn’t commit, and appeared in the school newspaper with two other people. The other two have been revealed as Chishio and Rei. Juniper from judge class, Rei from lawyer class, and Chishio from prosecutor class are all said to be involved in the case that occurred in Themis Law School. It will be up to Athena and her Mood Matrix to help solve the case.



What makes this case puzzling is that the victim, a teacher of Themis, had been killed in the exact same way as the script Juniper, the president of the student council, had written for a mock trial. Everything about the actual case seems to perfectly match what’s on the script, which is baffling even to Apollo.


Athena is shown stuttering as she steps onto the court, and Apollo seems to not be able to hide his concerns.


To make matters worse, they’ll be going against the prosecutor who is currently serving a jail sentence for murder, Jin Yugami.


Athena lacks experience in the court, and seems to be rattled against Yugami, but this is where she and her Mood Matrix will truly be tested with her friend’s fate on the line.


Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies features an “Investigation Memo”, which shows a check-list on things to do. This will come in handy to refresh your memories on the case you’ve been working on.


When things get tough in court, you might see yourself being penalized by the judge, which could ultimately result in failure. To help you out, you can press the X button to consult your partner for hints.


Due to high demand from fans, Capcom have added a backlog feature, which you can access by pressing Y. Using this feature, you’ll get to carefully read the previous discussions in court.


And finally…


Pearl Fey


In addition to the latest details on the third case and new features, Capcom have also shared an image of a grown up Pearl Fey’s who will be appearing in Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, however, it has not been revealed as to what case she’ll be appearing in.


Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies is slated for release on July 25th in Japan and this Fall in the West on Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Highasthesky

    Little Pearl all grown up (T^T) now where the hell is Maya?

    • Superior Spider-Man

      She had to work off the hamburgers and couldn’t make it in time for the game’s development.

      • Highasthesky

        You know,that’s probably what happened too =(

        • Superior Spider-Man

          She tried to work it off by fighting along with Nick in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, but Dr Doom and the Sentinels kept shooting beams at her.

      • Testsubject909

        You mean she’s still eating hamburgers.

    • Pockystix

      also Iris, I’m wondering if Nick is gettin any lol

    • $36487238

      In this article, the developers said “lips are sealed about Maya Fey”.

      Why would they suddenly say that? Lips are sealed?
      There’s a chance Maya is going to be in it. But the question is not whether she’ll be in it. The question is…. what CASE will she be in?

      I was surprised Pearl is in it! :) 8 years and now she’s a teenager. But Maya… just curious.

      “Lips are sealed about Maya Fey”. They could’ve just kept their mouths shut but they just said… lips are sealed. So she’ll be in it. But what case? We’ll just wait and see.

      • neocatzon

        maybe it’s her lips that get sealed. Maya is taken as hostage and her mouth is sealed with.. burger.

        • $36487238

          ふふふふふふふふ(Hahahahahahahah XD)
          The burger… yeah, I get that one.

      • Andrea Beatrize Santos

        I have a feeling that Maya will be an assistant…or Pearl to Nick.

        Athena will be handling a case so she needs an assistant but Apollo won’t be an assistant FOREVER!

        Apollo will have Trucy, Nick will have Maya/ Pearl and Athena might have Polly for a while or maybe Pearl or Maya since they experienced being an assistant more than twice.

        • $36487238

          That could be true as well. :) We might see Maya play a role somehow.

          Just want to know… what does she look like? 8 years and she’s got to look like an adult already. Pearl is a teen or pre-teen in AA5, so now Maya’s got to look like an adult by now.

    • Silent-Hal

      I’m really hoping that she doesn’t turn up as, er… a corpse.

    • Kokone is maya!!!! AHHHHH

    • Anonymous917

      So….does this mean Maya is grown up too? Like…she’s gonna be endowed like Mia? Oh god. *nosebleed*

      • Highasthesky

        Yea and we all know what happen to Mia….

  • mirumu

    Good to know Pearl is in there. I’m trying to avoid story spoilers so don’t really want to read the article, but the game is looking great. Really excited for this.

    • Testsubject909

      Remember to go bother Capcom for a higher chance of getting a retail version released.

      Facebook, Twitter or their official sites. Every bit helps.

      • mirumu

        Good advice. I’ve already done what I can to help the cause, but I hope others do too.

  • s07195

    Great to know we’ll be playing as all 3 characters!!

  • Otoya

    YES!!!! She is back!!!!! Now where is Dick and Maya?! I want them back too!!!!

    • Lemon

      I only know that Maya is all but officially ‘confirmed’ to be in the game. The reason being that in an earlier Q&A they were *very* tight-lipped about Maya and didn’t outright acknowledge or deny she’ll be in the game. All that’s left is to see what her role will exactly be and in which case she’ll show up in. My only hope and wish is that they don’t drastically change her personality or design like they did to Phoenix in Apollo Justice…

      Genki, bubbly Maya was my shining ray of light when the cases started to feel a bit heavier in the earlier games.

      • Barrylocke89

        Ouch, then what did you do in the last case of AA3. That had one of the darker cases in the series, and Maya’s missing for most of it…

        • Lemon

          I simply held fast to the believe that by the end of everything, there will be a happy (or at least ‘good’) end.
          It’s important to have hope! (I’m sure people who’ve played Danganronpa would now agree)

  • WingsOfEternity

    Pearl is legal now.

    • Freud_Hater


    • Testsubject909


      … And she’s got a larger bust size then Maya did.

    • Sergio Briceño

      Beat me by 7 hours.

  • “Chishio Atsui”, huh? I think we’re in for a hotblooded character – at least including nominally.

    Now that I read it again, and the cool+cold guy is called “Rei” too… And dressed in blue. Come to think of it, Chishio is wearing red. Hmm…

    • linkenski

      I’m still fully expecting Capcom to name Rei either “Harry” or “Mr. Potter(s)” because of dat resemblance. He even has a hogwarts emblem on his clothes :-P

  • Cyrus

    Didn’t we already see Pearl before in a video?

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Noooooooooooooooo I didn’t wanna know Pearl was in this gaaaaaaaaameeeeeeeeeeee

    • Testsubject909

      Then you shouldn’t click articles about Ace Attorney 5 to… oh wait, the title.

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        How could ever have those stopped me from knowing. Look at the title and article thumbnail.

    • Silent-Hal

      Unless it’s actually going to be treated as a surprise in-game (which it probably won’t be, considering it’s been revealed to the press beforehand; in contrast, they’re being very tight lipped about Maya being in it), I don’t really see how simply knowing about returning characters counts as a spoiler.

  • Juliano C

    Where is Maya with Nick jr. ?

  • Aww Pearly! I missed you. You’re still cute.

  • Furet de Morgenster

    Chisio Atsui is the culprit

  • porkiewpyne

    LOL @ Athena/Kokone’s face when attacked by bird. That made my day.

  • Scissors

    This reveal of Pearl has upset me alot. One of the best moments in Apollo Justice was seeing the adult Ema Skye, it was a pretty major moment seeing her all grown up, and she was only a character from 1 case. I think it was a given that Pearls would be in this game because if not what the hell, but they just took a very special moment away from us a moment they spent 9 years (GBA) building up in Japan and 6 years (DS) building up in the North America.

    Yes it’s still going to be nice to see Pearl, but instead of having to wonder if she’s in the game and ponder what she looks like now I already know and a large part of that impact of them reuniting is gone, and I’m just going to keep wondering “When am I going to see Pearls?” when I start playing it.

    I really feel like they need to stop sharing details about the game, Capcom didn’t need to share so much about this game to sell people on the game. Since this a story driven game spoiling so many little surprises and pieces detracts quite a bit from the experience. It’s not like I’m actively looking to get the game spoiled for me, but these details are being sent out to the press, and seeing as it’s the press jobs to report this stuff it’s unavoidable. it’s not practical for me to just stop reading gaming websites I’m not opening these stories ( I didn’t read this story just opened it to comment), but these tidbits are in the titles and title images.

    I’m still going to enjoy this game, but all this pre-release detail sharing is ruining my experience. It feels like that friend who’s watching a show a few seasons ahead of you and keeps telling you all these little details, and they don’t see those details as spoilers because they only consider spoilers to be character deaths and plot twists. To me alot of these details and little moments are the best parts of the game for me, and having a few of them already spoiled for me just really sucks.

    • RisukuAozora

      Agreed. They are sort of doing what Smash Bros Brawl had with the Smash Dojo back in ’07 – ’08. Revealing too much of a game, so much that everyone knows what the game has/is in store, long before they can even play it. They could reduce the amount of information given out to us, which is… what the new Smash is doing, actually.

      • kuma483

        I may be the only one, but I don’t feel this way. Whenever I see these pre-release details, I always get pumped up to see this in the game for myself and I always want to play that part myself. However, I see strategy guides as spoilers. Instead of just giving me the answers, the guide outlines every little detail of what’s going to happen.

        I want to see what happens next for myself instead of reading what’s going to happen. This is why I’m forcing myself not to use a guide for this game, unlike in Apollo’s game. When it’s just images and information like this, I’m totally fine with it.

        Whatever happens, I respect your opinion and I hope you don’t get too bummed out by this.

        • RisukuAozora

          Welp, everyone hypes differently, right?
          And if I got bummed about your opinion, I’d be kind of an ass… :p

          • kuma483

            By ‘being bummed out by this’ I meant ‘being bummed out by the large amount of pre-release details’. Should have made it clearer, huh?

  • Taylor Davis

    All we need is Maya and Gumshoe *crosses fingers*. Pretty Please!

  • darkbartz

    Whoa whoa whoa, Athena is playable too? So we will rotate between three characters? 6 cases or more please.

    Unless it’s like Phoenix-Apollo-Athena-Phoenix/Apollo-Phoenix/Apollo. Still, having the Law Office (or the Anything Agency) have more than one active lawyer is very nice.

  • Ty Arnold

    Why is it called Dual Destinies if you play as 3 characters?

    Hell, if they used 3 Destinies as their title, it’d still work because it would have “3-D” in its name.

    • Silent-Hal

      Well, we can’t be sure which characters it refers to just yet. It’s easy to assume it means Phoenix / Apollo, but it could also potentially refer to Phoenix / Edgeworth or Phoenix / Maya (if she’s in the game).

  • Mind Blown.. I want this game SO bad.

  • Juuu

    Oh my, they grow up so fast…I-I’m not crying, just…something in my eye.

  • shirayuki75

    I hope that there are a lot of cases in this game so that we get to spend a good amount of time with each character.

  • Rollersnake

    It’s nice that we’ll finally get some resolution as to what happened with the Feys after AA3, but I’m ambivalent about Pearl specifically returning. I found her annoying. (I also thought Mia getting killed off so early yet never actually going away because of the channeling was a really stupid story decision, but whatever.)

    Any word on how many cases AA5 will have?

  • Göran Isacson

    Wonder if the smarmy-looking guy is the murderer, a red herring, or the murderer ACTING like a smarmy red herring to throw us off the scent or… well, whatever will happen, it will most likely be hilarously entertaining.

    Also Pearly sweet child you have returned ;_; so happy

  • NRool

    I would love it if Maya turned up, but like, morbidly obese from too many years of not working and too many Burgers

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Waw, Pearly, you’ve…..hardly changed at all. o_O

    On that note, I would like to share a thought I had recently. As much as my inner fan wishes to see all of my favourite characters return, I cannot help but think that perhaps there is too many returning characters as it is.

    While having many returning characters is great for long-time fans of the series, it isn’t very beneficial for newcomers who have no idea who these people are. Infact, I fear that, unless the game does a REALLY good job of introducing the characters and the relationships between them as well as avoids making too many references to past events, any potential newcomer will just end up being confused and turned off.

    Considering Capcom’s high expectations for this title, it is imperative that the game is accessible to people who haven’t played the previous games. Unfortunately, so far, I get the feeling that anyone who isn’t familiar with the 5-6 games worth of backstory is going to be at a serious disadvantage.

    • Silent-Hal

      I see not being able to keep up with things like that as more of a fault in the player than a fault in the game. It’s absolutely common sense that coming in at the 5th game in a series you’re not going to know who all of the characters are; you’re just going to have to go with the flow and pick things up as best you can. It’s like reading a comic book series: no one is expecting Batman to recap who everyone is every issue, you just need to dive in and work it out for yourself.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    I like the part where Yugami says ‘GUWAAAAAAAAAATSU’

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