Ace Attorney 5 out this July in Japan

Fifth game in courtroom adventure game series to feature free in-game outfit DLC and the return of protagonists Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice.

Capcom has announced the Japanese release date for Gyakuten Saiban 5, which is better known as Ace Attorney 5 to Western audiences.

Shouts of objection to commence this July. (image credit: Capcom's official site)

According to a recent issue of Japanese game magazine Famitsu, the 3DS courtroom adventure game will be out in July 25 in Japan. The game features the return of main protagonist Phoenix Wright and fourth game protagonist Apollo Justice. Wright will be assisted by a new character named Kokone Kizuki throughout his court cases. Kizuki can use her glove and earrings to detect emotions displayed by witnesses that can be used to Wright's advantage during interrogations.

The Japanese copy of the game will come with a code for free DLC that features Wright's original suit from the first three games and a few new outfits for Justice and Kizuki. The offer will last until August 15.

Although there is no confirmation on a North American localization and release date, an eventual release seems likely given that the first four Ace Attorney games and its spin-off, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, made it way to the West. However, the sequel to the latter game has yet to be localized at this point in time.

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34 comments
Clover10123
Clover10123

You know what this franchise should do after this game? They should make like a site or something and continue releasing cases to solve. I mean I love the game's story, but every story needs an ending. But I still wanna keep solving cases with Phoenix and the crew. :3

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

Fuck yeah, Phoenix Wright!

I loved these games.

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

If they don't localize this, then capcom is dead to me.

skytrot
skytrot

OBJECTION!!!! This evidence clearly contradicts the witness' testimony. Love me some Phoenix Wright though I'd really like to see a sequel to Shu Takumi's other gem of a game, Ghost Trick.

MafiaInGrid
MafiaInGrid

I have a terrible feeling this game will not answer several questions:


1. What Iris is doing

2. How Maya is faring as head spirit medium

3. WTF happened to Trucy, and if she went with Lamoire, why's Apollo still around?

4. How Winson Payne is still a prosecutor.

mled
mled

No Maya?


Ace Attorney is NOT Ace Attorney without Maya.

Eric_Drav3n
Eric_Drav3n

I think it's time for me to get a 3DS

eyematter
eyematter

People that play these kinds of games make me mad.

toyo75
toyo75

I'm not familiar with the Ace Attorney games but the image of the character wearing the blue vest reminds me of a character in an old classic  Capcom game called Rival Schools.

I'm not sure if Rival Schools was released in the U.S. I've only played the Japanese version back in the 90's

TooCoolForYou
TooCoolForYou

Why would the Japanese copy of the game have a code for a free DLC for Wright's original suit? The game won't come out in Japan until July and its only April so shouldn't that free DLC just be in the full game in the first place?

NoLifeGamin
NoLifeGamin

OMG! Phoenix is back!!!! and Apollo looks SOOO much cooler!!!

BCxQ
BCxQ

Been waiting for this :D

JOTLD
JOTLD

Interesting......We just happen to have a Nintendo direct in 8 and a half hours don't we? I wonder....

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

Still waiting for Ace Attorney vs. Professor Layton...

JOTLD
JOTLD

Capcom already said that this game is coming west, so you can all calm down.

sonic-boom
sonic-boom

What, I didn't even realize there was a Miles Edgeworth 2!!! Get busy and localize both of these games Capcom!

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

Oh god Capcom. PLEASE LOCALIZE THIS. PLEASE.

Clover10123
Clover10123

@MafiaInGrid 

I hope the game answers the first three questions.

As far as Payne... well there are some questions better left unanswered, lol.

ksdlass
ksdlass

@toyo75 That guy is probs Batsu, and I did have an English version that I played in Australia.

MafiaInGrid
MafiaInGrid

@corte005 Spirit medium in training no longer. I still think they'll bring her back into it in a later game i'm sure

00LiteYear
00LiteYear

@sonic-boom Did you know there is a live action Phoenix Wright movie, either?