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Edgeworth Is Chief Prosecutor In Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies (And More)



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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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.