Original Ace Attorney Creator Working On A Brand New Ace Attorney Game

By Sato . February 13, 2014 . 2:27pm

During today’s Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that the original Ace Attorney series creator, Shu Takumi, will be working on a new Ace Attorney game.


According to the Nintendo Direct, the game wil be something that is completely different from past Ace Attorney games.


Shu Takumi revealed late last year that he was currently working on a new title.

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  • Trismagistus

    Best news of the direct by far. I can say that even though the direct isn’t over yet.

  • Jungo

    If it’s completely different, can we actually have a complete disconnect this time, unlike Apollo Justice? Having Phoenix but no one else was really disconcerting.

    • Shippoyasha

      Yeah but Phoenix was under cover so it made sense. It was never meant to be strictly a continuation of AA but rather total spinoff. I rather liked the mystery of precisely why Phoenix was acting as an undercover attorney so far from many of his allies.

      • Jungo

        It was one of those things that was cool-in-retrospect, but harder to appreciate at the time. While I applaud moves like that in moderation, it still irked me.

        • Shippoyasha

          Well, I thought it was bold and the emotions really paid off at the end. Plus, it’s not like AA went away. The outrage at the time was because people thought that might have been it for Wright.

      • neocatzon

        Also, we can see Phoenix Right in the eyes of others. I can’t believe he looks mysterious and cool but when we controlling him again actually he’s no different from his old self.

  • Russell Miller

    great news, but I didn’t want to hear it would be completely different that the past games. I love the past games!

  • It would be interesting if it’s a completely new cast.

    • and less linearity

      • neocatzon

        It would be interesting to see Ace Attorney with multiple ending.

        • bloogeyz

          You mean Justice for All?

          • neocatzon

            More non-linear and impactful than that.

  • Adrián Alucard

    Collectible attorney card game, for sure

    • Gemlit

      Dunno why Capcom hasn’t done this yet…

  • Zoozbuh

    I can’t seem to find this news anywhere within the Nintendo Direct?? Are there separate videos for different regions or something? Probably me just being stupid and missing something :(

    • Ethan_Twain

      Nah, this is just from the Japanese Nintendo Direct. They always are a little bit different from region to region. EU got a bit about Etrian Odyssey coming there that US didn’t get because US already has it. Japan got a bit about Ace Attorney that the West didn’t get because it may not get localized. The West got a bit about Weapon Shop De Omasse that Japan didn’t get because they’ve had it for a year.

      This one was actually unusually close across the regions. Because so many of the games were brand new announcements on the 3DS eShop, they were the same across continents.

      • Zoozbuh

        Ahh okay I see, thanks for clarifying. Guess I need to go find the JP Nintendo Direct… Probably won’t be worth it though, or they would have put more info in this article.

        • Ethan_Twain

          Yeah, this was just a tease, don’t bother hunting it down. Rest assured that if there’s actual video to be seen Siliconera will have it. They tend to be quick on the Ace Attorney stuff.

      • kthanxyousuck

        It’ll get localized more likely, but it’ll go to Japan first, so why tell us about it now when we haven’t even gotten Layton vs. Wright yet.

  • epy

    Does it really need to be different?

    • Gemlit

      Yup. Most likely the game needed to be different for the design’s sake at least that should have shifted after Ace Attorney 4.

  • new_tradition

    I have a reasonably open mind, so I won’t turn down a new formula to the series, but I’m not sure what to expect *intrigued*

  • Mr_Magikarp

    Le Franziska spinoff please.

  • Minos

    You are the Judge!

    • 하세요

      Or…you are the murder victim!

    • DragKudo


      • Guest


  • FedeChart

    Investigations was originally going to be a detective spinoff with ema skye, perhaps were getting something similar?


    • DivinePhoenix69

      Somebody fund this NAO!

      • DragKudo

        oh my god

      • MCoelho

        What is going on?

        • DragKudo

          you see it too?!

          • MCoelho

            Yeah i saw that.

          • Guest

            It’s just that guy who uses a bot to undervote.

          • DragKudo

            oh holy crap man i thought it was the end of the world. My lights started flickering.

          • FedeChart

            jajaja lol i had no idea that was even possible

          • neocatzon

            The record holder in this site amass more than 300+ downvote. Don’t worry he’s still alive and kicking.

          • Notquitesure?

            Is it the same person who does all bot down voting on siliconera?

          • Guest

            Yes, and upvotes favorable Vita-related comments.

      • Gemlit

        You mean Naoto.

        • Byron Kerrison II

          I’mma need you to take a second take at that pic.

          Keyword: “Defective”.

          Not “Detective”

      • DivinePhoenix69

        Whoa what just happened O.o

    • DragKudo

      Holy shit man the downvotes are zooming lol

    • Kazekage Gaara

      Dem bots.

  • DivinePhoenix69

    I am very curious about this new title. I still haven’t gotten around to getting DD yet so i may have to do just that.

  • Guest

    I’d rather see him in a new IP but maybe he will shake the formula from the ground. After Ghost Trick, I trust in Shu Takumi completely!

    • ShinStar

      Ghost Trick is an awesome game.

    • Tarkovsky

      Him and Kamiya are disciples of Mikami after all haha.

    • fairysun

      Even if he works on Ace Attorney with same formula (added new feature), I am still going to buy it day one. That man knows how to create an entertaining game.

  • foopy

    Turnabout Arena! Let your fists uncover the truth!

  • SnackEater

    Which reminds me I still need to play Ace Attorney, I’m ashamed to say I’ve never played any of the Ace Attorney games. Off to Amazon to buy the first one and possibly the second!

    • Enjoy!
      S’ a pretty awesome series!

      • SnackEater

        Thanks :)

    • s07195

      Why not just get the 1,2,3 combo pack or something that’s coming out for 3DS?

      • SnackEater

        I didn’t think that was coming out in the US, is it?

  • Gartender

    Well I guess we won’t be seeing any more of the old cast. This makes me sad. But still happy that a new AA game is coming.

  • SuperSailorV

    Shu Takumi!!!!!

  • NeptuniasBeard

    Well if that Shining series is any indication, It’ll probably be a fighting game

  • colorblindnightmare

    This could be the detective Gumshoe spin off I’ve always wanted.

  • *Does excited dance*

  • Gammalad

    I just want Wright and Maya back, anything else fair game.

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