Sherlock Holmes Shows Off His Talents In The Great Ace Attorney Trailer

By Sato . September 17, 2014 . 8:35pm


Capcom have released a Tokyo Game Show 2014 trailer for The Great Ace Attorney, a game that follows that ancestor of Phoenix Wright during the Meiji era of Japan. As detailed in past reports, the game is set in England, where the protagonist Ryunosuke Naruhodou meets Sherlock Holmes.


The new trailer shows the young attorney in learning, along with Susato Mikotoba, a young lady who will support him as his “legal affairs assistant”. The trailer shows that the two travel to England to meet Holmes and his partner, Iris Watson.


Halfway through the video, Holmes shows off some of his deductive skills, as he looks at Susato and points out that she’s a sweet-tooth from Japan. She has written memos of various sweets on her hand, Holmes says. He also points out that she has a bulge on her side, which is undoubtedly the book of the British Empire’s code of laws.


Holmes also notes that her natural glancing towards her left side shows that she excels at logical thinking, but Ryunosuke butts in by saying that she’s just thinking about sweets.


Holmes concludes by saying that according to his reasoning, she’s a graceful Japanese lady who is a legal affairs assistant… to which Ryunosuke says, “Yes, that’s exactly what I introduced her as earlier.”


The Great Ace Attorney will release in Japan in 2015 for Nintendo 3DS. You can also read more about the four characters in our earlier report.

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  • I’m actually really liking the duo deduction feature from what I see so far!

    It’s like Prosecutor logic, except taken to a new level. (Even if in this trailer Sir Holmes was just stating what had already been said)

    And the typical awesome banter that we know and love from our AA games seems to be intact! :D


    • Ric Vazquez

      Hype indeed! Me wants!

  • HarakiriKami


  • FivePointedTheStar

    HAHA I just saw Winston Payne’s ancestor!

  • AsianDude2o9
  • TheManWithPants

    Now we just need to know if this will receive a release outside of Japan…

  • Highasthesky

    The game is looking good, but let’s take some time to appreciate that music……HYPED!!

    • Alphonse

      Yeah, that music was really nice. <3

  • AuraGuyChris

    Seems Winston Payne had an ancestor…


    • natchu96

      Winusutonu Peinu.

      Already in court with Raito-san since 19xx.

  • James Reilly

    Winston Payne LOL

  • JohnNiles

    They’re seriously recycling Winston Payne’s design?

    Paging Oldbag, paging Oldbag…

    • Lettucefood

      I think “Payne is tutorial prosecutor, always” is just a flat-out running gag at this point. We currently have original!Payne, The Winston Payne Pallete Swaps of Laywering Past and Lawyering Future, darkageoftehlaw!Payne, British!Payne, and now…Meji!Payne.

      Payne is eternal. In every country, in every time period, he shall manifest. Winston Payne might die, but the Spirit of Payne is immortal, always available to be trampled by those with far more luck and talent.

  • Igiari!

    It’s decided. If this doesn’t get localized, I’m getting off my lazy ass and learning Japanese. >_<

    • Hound

      You might have to sit down first..

  • bubblinz

    it seems like this “sherlock holmes” not as smart as we know him.

    its kinda somewhat dumb actually or maybe its only an act.
    maybe he gonna be the ultimate villain for the entire game?

    • natchu96

      I mean, his deduction skills are good, but this one seems to go off on tangents a bit too much . . .

      I guess perfection is hard to come by.

    • mckun

      ACD Holmes>BBC Holmes>This Holmes.

  • Adrian Duran

    I guess Japanese attorneys typically get along with famous British detectives

    • natchu96

      And speak perfect English enough to actually go to court. Alternatively all famous British detectives speak fluent Japanese.

      Well, at least this way the localization teams may have an easier time explaining away Meiji-era Los Angeles.

  • Namuro

    What a team, man, what a TEAM!

    I really dig the music as well!

  • Detrimont

    Murder on the Boat, i predict it now

    • Hound

      I believe the Butler did it with a candlestick in the library.

  • John Smith

    Who’s the voice actor for Ryunosuke? He sounds familiar, or maybe it’s just me…

  • GreatKino

    I don’t like the voices for the leads. Their voice are so overused and generic. I hope the english voices are better.

  • DudeJericho

    See how it turns out I guess.

  • Desk

    They’re bringing the Payne

  • Yan Zhao

    lol Wynston paine…samurai version.

  • Ric Vazquez

    I want this…ASAP

  • Göran Isacson

    Winston Payne’s ancestor? Sherlock Holmes being a bit full of himself and jumping to conclusions? I CAN’T THROW MONEY FAST ENOUGH DARNIT

  • decade

    so…. tsukkomi and boke system….

  • piichan

    please please please bring this in english!

  • wahyudil

    US … when …

  • mckun

    Mixed feelings:

    Big Sherlock fan so his voice doesn’t fit or the loli John Watson.
    He doesn’t seem like the ACD or BBC version with deductions.
    Combination of Euro/Japan is pretty interesting.

    • Lettucefood

      From what I’ve heard, Takumi said he’s drawing both from ACD Sherlock (being a huge holmes fanboy himself) and from various parody versions of the character – but I imagine modern reimaginings like BBC Sherlock wouldn’t play much of a role in this version, since DGS!Sherlock lives in Victorian times like the original.

      Nothing can explain Iris Watson, tho, except that Capcom sure do love their baby professionals and young girl assistants.

      • mckun

        I wonder what parody versions? I know there’s the dog and the kiddie girls but that’s it.

        There’s about five versions of Sherlock Holmes: ACD, Russian, 1980s tv version (which is based on ACD and original,) BBC, American, and RDJ movie version.

        I think Iris Watson is Japan being Japan and probably a kudos to the kiddie girl version of Sherlock holmes.

        -Is a Sherlock Fanboy-

        • Lettucefood

          I’m not sure Sherlock Hound counts as a “parody.” It’s pretty much a straight adaptation, outside of the “everyone-is-drawn-as-a-dog-furry” thing. Unless you meant something else?

          Idk though, I think what he meant by “parody versions” is less “silly Holmes adaptations” and more “comical cameos of the character in overall pop culture that isn’t actually holmes-focused.”

          And Japan being Japan, that too.

          • mckun

            Well Sherlock is a dog so that’s sort of a parody considering that nobody would take a dog seriously in the real world. It’s more of an imitation compared to the kiddie version or the rat version.

            Tbh I’ll get this game and try to have an open mind and not “OMG fan nostalgia goggles,” on because Sherlock isn’t as Sherlockly as I want him to be.

  • Chip

    So they’re going full voice acted now?

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