Ace Attorney 5 for North America and Europe confirmed
The European branch of CAPCOM announced with a trailer on Monday that the Ace Attorney 5 Nintendo 3DS game will be coming to North America and Europe this fall as a digital download. The North America / Europe title will be Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. The trailer highlights Pheonix Wright and his new partner, the 18 year old Athena Cykes. In addition the trailer shows off the new Mood Matrix system, which allows players to chart the emotions of the witness.
The game will ship on July 25th in Japan, and limited edition versions will include a Pheonix Wright figure. Free DLC costumes will be offered July 25th ~ August 15th as well, including Pheonix’s suit from the first three games, Apollo’s street clothes, and Kokone’s high school uniform.
From the press release:
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, previously announced for the West as Ace Attorney™ 5, sees the return of courtroom hero Phoenix Wright. Set eight years since his last appearance in the courts, the first case in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies sees the action start in a destroyed court room. It’s down to Phoenix Wright and his team at the Wright Anything Agency to discover the cause of the destruction. Players will have to battle it out in court against Gaspen Payne, the younger brother of Winston Payne from previous Ace Attorney™ titles, as they defend the accused.
The much loved gameplay and features from previous titles in the Ace Attorneyseries return but for the first time with stunning 3D graphics, bringing the courtroom and characters to life and putting players directly in the heart of the action. Players will need to investigate each crime scene with dynamic 3D visuals, making it possible to change views and zoom-in on areas to uncover any hidden evidence or clues. The drama continues in the court room as players present their evidence, challenge witnesses and begin to unravel the truth behind each of the cases in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies.
Joining Phoenix is the young Attorney Apollo Justice and new Associate Attorney Athena Cykes. Athena’s unique ability to psychoanalyse witnesses introduces a brand new element to proceedings. Using Athena’s ‘Mood Matrix’ players can detect the emotional state of a witness and tell whether they’re surprised, angry, happy or sad. Players can compare these feelings with the statement given by the witness, point out any contradictions between the two and challenge the witness testimony.