Miles Edgeworth to Ace US, EU DS courts this winter

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth coming to the West around end of year; action taken out of the courtroom to the crime scene.

The Ace Attorney series has been something of phenomenon for Capcom. When the first game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, hit the Nintendo DS back in 2005, it was a revelation for fans of the adventure genre. An excellent storyline and great presentation gained it critical and commercial success, so much so that the game suffered stock shortages due to the demand.

Miles had got his blue steel impression almost perfect in court.

Since then, the series has gone on to sell its music in the iTunes store, have real-life celebrity lawyers star in its ads, and spawn a multitude of direct sequels before handing the reigns over to Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney last year.

Now, budding lawyers will soon have the chance to play as Phoenix Wright's famed rival prosecutor. Capcom has announced that Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth will be coming to the DS in Europe and North America this winter, following its launch in Japan next month.

This time around, players will be swapping the courtroom for the crime scene to take their legal skills on the road as the titular character investigates a series of mysterious deaths around various locations in the game.

The game, first shown publicly at the 2008 Tokyo Game Show, will also feature a brand-new "Logic" system, which lets players combine found items to discover new information. Though a lot of the action has been taken outside of the courtroom, Capcom has promised that the epic courtroom battles from the first game will still play a role in discovering the truth.

Developing the game will be Capcom's Motohide Eshiro, who coproduced the last two Phoenix Wright games and has directed both Onimusha 2 and Shadow of Rome.

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BloodRaine21
BloodRaine21

This is awesome, I can't wait till winter. I hope it'll end up coming out sooner than that though.

rouguesquadron
rouguesquadron

I finally got my hands on the first Phoenix Wright game (I already had the last three) and I love them all. This is the game that I'm looking forward to the most.

Mortichai
Mortichai

Winter is too far away, noooo. I'm hoping as soon as October. Lucky Japan, LUCKY!

nerdy_panda
nerdy_panda

OMG! Edgey :) so gonna get this. they should also make a Godot game too! unveil his story :3 or unveil it some more haha.

Ver_Guitarman
Ver_Guitarman

:O Pure awesomeness. Plus, the sprites look like a refreshing change to the series

fabz_95
fabz_95

Wow this is going to be awesome. Can't wait.

Mamba219
Mamba219

Day 1, baby. I am so pumped.

Sothe1789
Sothe1789

why did edgeworth say euruka?

Kuroi_Ryu
Kuroi_Ryu

People, didn't you read the whole article? "Though a lot of the action has been taken outside of the courtroom, Capcom has promised that the epic courtroom battles from the first game will still play a role in discovering the truth. "

SpinoRaptor24
SpinoRaptor24

And I hope Capcaom also makes a sequel to Apollo Justice.

commander_mp
commander_mp

This is my all time favorite game so i will defineitly be buying this!!

apolloooo
apolloooo

so there is no courtroom in this game? i want fight phoenix in this game!

ms_nintendo
ms_nintendo

Hmm, should be interesting. But I will miss the courtroom =(

maplevin
maplevin

wooo omg please release it tomorrow i cant wait until winter! :(

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

id like another one with wright as the lead again

lamprey263
lamprey263

I've always wanted to try this series, though I was kind of hoping that if I waited it out they'd eventually port it to at least the Wii... well, doesn't look like it, and my DS is dead from neglect, guess I'll never try it

Toro_Nev
Toro_Nev

i just cant wait. I hope they stay true to the franchise and make another awesome game =]

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

By last 2 do they mean 3 and Apollo or doe they mean AA2&3? I still thought the first was the best and the second was a leap back.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

I haven't played these games but I'd really like to. Surprised I haven't picked em up by now! I will some time, they look really cool. :D

viewtiful_jay
viewtiful_jay

I'm really looking forward to this actually. It'll be a nice change of pace from Phoenix/Apollo.

ultimte3ricecrm
ultimte3ricecrm

I forgot about this game. Glad to see it's being released later this year. Oh, and also...Eureka! Lol.

towelie892
towelie892

That picture's caption made me lol.

chappy_man
chappy_man

hmmm looks good, but id love another phoenix wright version

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Holy crap! Hell yeaahhhh! This is the game I have been waiting for for years! I think my character icon says enough about how much of an Edgeworth fan I am.

rome_tx
rome_tx

Day one buy for me. Can't wait.

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

Edgworth in his own game? EPIC WIN :D

LarkAnderson
LarkAnderson moderator staff

I hope it has an evidence planting and forgery minigame!

kgthdc
kgthdc

Preordering...The Ace Attorney games are all win.

Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest

woot can't wait. I'm literally keeping my mostly unplayed DS for this (and any Professor Layton games)

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

I've loved all of the Ace Attorney games so far. The lack of courtroom scenes makes me a little nervous, though. The investigative portions of the previous games were a necessary part of the action, but a guy can only take so much foreplay before he needs a payoff. Since the series has never let me down before, though, I will probably preorder this bad boy.

willthegreat
willthegreat

Very cool. I was hoping this game would make it to the states this year. I love all of the Ace Attorney games.

Galen20K
Galen20K

It sounds more like a Detective game rather than a Lawyer game now. Hmmmm.... It COULD work, maybe.

Filaki
Filaki

*HOLD IT* *OBJECTION!* bow

Da_Skull_King
Da_Skull_King

i've got every game, and even though i've only finished half of AA4 i'll be buying this one day one, even if the reviews say it kinda sucks

kakkarott23
kakkarott23

I am all over this game. I still miss my Phoenix Wright and his adventures though. However, have to supportitto keep the Ace Attorney games coming

LiK
LiK

day 1!

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Annogi
Annogi

Yeah, honestly, it is misspelled as Phoenix Right twice in this article. I understand that people make mistakes, but that's why we have proofreading.

CodingGenius
CodingGenius moderator

I love the Ace Attorney series and can't wait for this next installment!

General_DAS
General_DAS

Misspelled "Wright": "as Phoenix Right's famed rival prosecutor, "

nintendo-naut
nintendo-naut

Looks okay, but where's the next REAL sequel?!?!