Ace Attorney creator Shu Takumi previously discussed how they created The Great Ace Attorney protagonist Ryunosuke Naruhodo and the heroine Susato Mikotoba. The latest video shows us more on the game’s rival character, Baroque Vanzieks.
As The Great Ace Attorney’s director, Takumi explains that Baroque is the main prosecutor that will go head-to-head against Ryunosuke in the game. He’s known as the “Death God” of The Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court of England.
Baroque is known as the Death God because nobody stands after facing him in a trial. He’s also been given a dark image, as Takumi explains that at the time, the Western judicial system was at the top of the world, and London shined the brightest; however, where there’s light, there’s always darkness, and that’s where you find Baroque Vanzieks.
Takumi says that we’ve seen all kinds of different prosecutors thus far, and Baroque is one they created while coming up with his background first, so it sounds like there will be a lot more to him than meets the eye.
As far as his designs go, the idea was to give him a dark vibe, and to give him the vibe you’d get from a “death god”. He also has some dynamic and fierce animations to go with his undefeated record streak, which is sure to be intimidating for Ryunosuke.
The Great Ace Attorney will release in Japan on July 9, 2015 for Nintendo 3DS.