Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies came out just a couple months ago, and it looks like Capcom are already getting ready for the next installment in the series. 4Gamer recently spoke with a bunch of Japanese game developers on what to expect next year, and two key Capcom developers had a few words to share on the future of the series.
“This year, we were able to deliver Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies to you all, and it brings me a great sigh of relief,” says director Takeshi Yamazaki. “Today, we’re working at full force on the next title. We’ve only just begun, but we’re currently thinking about all kinds of interesting ideas, so please look forward to it! Have a happy new year, you guys!”
Meanwhile, Shu Takumi is known as the original creator of the Ace Attorney series, but the last time he worked on the franchise was for Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. It looks like we’ll be hearing more from him next year, as he reveals that he’s currently working on a new title (not necessarily Ace Attorney-related).
“This year, I’ve poured all my energy in the preparation, writing, and production of a brand new project,” says Takumi.
“Even today, it’s an ongoing process and I’m almost at the limits of my mental capacity. This time of year, I keep to myself, and I don’t get to see much of the outside world, but honestly, I can’t say I’ve seen much else aside from work for the most part…”
“Anyway, next year [the game] will be taking the shape of a title, and we’ll be announcing it, so when the time comes, thank you for your support!”