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.