Late last year, I grabbed the original Ace Attorney trilogy on discount after stumbling across a trending fan video. I’ve now played through all six mainline games, and I’m optimistic for a seventh to coincide with the series’ 20th anniversary later this year.
While a new game isn’t confirmed, Capcom will be releasing a localised bundle of The Great Ace Attorney 1 & 2 in a few months. This duo was previously exclusive to Japan, and it’s exiting to see them getting an international release.
A feature being introduced in the game is Story Mode, where the game will automatically play itself on the player’s behalf. Some internet shadows are criticising the optional feature, saying it removes the logic puzzles and problem solving the series is founded upon.
Kick back with a cup of tea and watch the puzzles, investigations, and courtroom drama unfold before your eyes using the new, optional Story Mode feature in #TheGreatAceAttorney Chronicles! 📖
A reply to the critics captures the motivation behind this feature simply and succinctly. Every player should have the opportunity to experience these games, without the needless trial-and-error that the games can sometimes be guilty (ha!) of.
You won’t [need story mode], but some might. This isn’t for you, it’s for them.
Anyway, I’m looking forward to contradiction hunting on July 27th!
How do you navigate copyright issues around England’s greatest detective? Just call them Herlock Sholmes instead!