The Great Ace Attorney is a much-expected prequel in the Ace Attorney Chronicles Series arriving on July 24 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. Capcom revealed several interesting details of its forthcoming games during its presentation at the E3 2021. It discussed a lot about multiple games including Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Rise, among others. Of this, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles remained prominent. This new game now localizes two Ace Attorney games, namely The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve, previously exclusive to Japan. A couple of trailers were also released focussing on a lot of its new features.
The Great Ace Attorney packages a total of 10 cases, with 8 mini-episodes and a bunch of bonus content. The story is set to take place in the 19th century, and all the characters, visuals, art, and names correspond to it. This Phoenix Wright prequel stars Phoenix’s ancestor, instead of the most trusted Phoenix Wright or Apollo Justice. The story also features an “auto-advancing” option, where you can soak into the story in a visual-novel style. This mode makes all the evidence and dialogue choices for you. Further, they have also revamped the gameplay of The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. Instead of persuading a single judge in the courtroom, a jury of peers demands persuasion now. In order to help you sniff out the truth from your suspects and judges, two new tools have been introduced: The Dance Of Deduction and The Summation Examination.
The trailers included in the presentation walked us through both the tools introduced. In the Dance of Deduction, the chief lead Ryunosuke Naruhodo works with the popular London Detective, Herlock Sholmes to disclose the mysteries of the scene. After Herlock breaks down the truth with his “over-enthusiastic assumptions”, you are forced to examine the scene for clues that ramp into a dance of truth. The trailer even showcases an example of how this entire Dance of Deduction works.
In the Summation Examination, Ryunosuke stands before a panel of judges, each of them placing their own point. Ryunosuke has to analyze all their statements, identify contradictions, provide proof, and has to convince each of the six judges, and bring them in line with his thinking. You can even pit these judges against each other, to get more statements and therefore to prolong the trial.
This is definitely an exciting compilation of all the new gameplay features. With The Great Ace Attorney approaching its release on July 27, we can expect more updates next month.