Ace Attorney creator Shu Takumi previously introduced us to The Great Ace Attorney Ryunosuke Naruhodo in a series of character introduction videos. In the latest video, we see more on the game’s heroine, Susato Mikotoba.
Takumi starts out by explaining that Susato is the girl who will travel alongside Ryunosuke in his voyage to the United Kingdom. Her name was made from letters that Takumi felt were pretty, as he aligned them together.
She meets the requirements of being what’s called a “legal affairs girl,” which is basically a position that helps out attorneys. She also likes mystery novels, including stories with Sherlock Holmes. Since Susato is big on reading, she’s an informative lady, and will often help out with useful information, and will occasionally say some strange but interesting quotes. She also has a bit of a sweet tooth.
As far as her design goes, she’s been made with a graceful Japanese woman as the main focus, and given the era in which the game takes place, it seemed more fitting to have her dressed in a kimono.
Takumi had different kinds of ideas such as make her look like this, and have her holding this or that, but ultimately he decided that her looks would be best kept simple. At times, she may seem more like an adult compared to Ryunosuke, but that is precisely what makes the two work well together as characters.
The Great Ace Attorney is slated for release in Japan on July 9, 2015 for Nintendo 3DS.