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.

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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.
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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