Even if you aren’t a fan of the genre, I’m pretty sure most gamers have heard of the legal-detective Ace Attorney series and know Phoenix Wright and his “OBJECTION!” catchphrase. Set a century before the adventures of Phoenix Wright and following his ancestor, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles are set in the Empire of Japan and the British Empire at the turn of the 20th Century. The two games that are a part of this collection (The Great Ace Attorney: The Adventure of Ryunosuke Naruhodo and The Great Ace Attorney 2: The Resolve of Ryunosuke Naruhodo) have previously existed as Japanese exclusive titles, so this is a first for the West.
Chronicles still features the characteristic art style of the series but has been modernised, with both the characters and courtroom now in 3D with improved expressions and detail. The game looks like a lot of fun and will contain both Japanese and English voice acting so you can enjoy the game however you prefer. For the first time, the game will also feature an auto-advancing story mode allowing you to have a more virtual novel experience if that’s more your thing. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will release on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Steam on July 27, 2021.
Check out the trailer below if you need more convincing to hop into the courtroom for the first time or once again:
If you need some law-abiding action right now, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is available now on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC.