The Ace Attorney series of court-room drama games is finally headed to the Nintendo 3DS! This month’s Famitsu magazine has revealed that “Ace Attorney 5” will be released for the Nintendo 3DS and the series’ original protagonist, Phoenix Wright, is returning with a new partner; a girl in yellow clothing who is said to be a central figure in the game.
The game takes place one year after the events of ‘Ace Attorney 4‘ and has Phoenix Wright returning to his law career. The first case involves an explosion in the court room and has Phoenix having to defend a young girl called Shinobu, who is weak and prone to spasms. The game now uses full 3D models like “Ace Attorney vs Professor Layton” and will apparently feature a new gameplay mechanic involving facial expressions.
The magazine also features a puzzle on an advert for upcoming crossover game “Ace Attorney vs Professor Layton” at the back of the magazine which shows the characters 6211. There are apparently some clues which suggests that it is supposed to be read upside down, as 1129. This could mean that the Japanese release date could be 29th November (As Japanese dates are written in the YYYY/MM/DD format as opposed to the European DD/MM/YY). However, there is no confirmed release date for Ace Attorney 5.
Due to his involvement with “Ace Attorney vs Professor Layton“, Shu Takumi is not directly involved in Ace Attorney 5. The only staff members known at this time are Motohide Eshiro (Producer), Go Yamazaki (Scenario Director) and Noriyuki Iwadare (Music).