By Karli Winata / May 16th, 2013
Capcom has created a nice little demo for their upcoming Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. There’s just two caveats to this. The first is that it’s not on the 3DS eShop. It’s a flash-based demo that plays right off of their website. Be prepared to wait about a minute for the game to fully load.
The second is that it’s all in Japanese.
Language barrier aside, it will at least give you an idea of how the game works. You go to court. You listen to witness testimonies. You poke holes in said testimonies, if there are any. And you object the ever-loving bajesus out of everything they say.
The last game in the franchise, not counting last year’s spin-off with Professor Layton, came out in 2011, and is called Gyakuten Kenji 2. As the name implies, it was never localized for the US. Moreover, that one is a sequel to the Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth line of the franchise, which takes all the action out of the courtroom and straight to the crime scenes, but plays very similarly to the mainline series. Our last exposure to classic Phoenix Wright gameplay was back in 2008 with Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney.
This makes Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies rather special in that it takes us back to the courtroom, and puts us back in the shoes of the man who started it all. We may not understand what’s going on in the demo, but at least we still get to see all the outrageous emoting inherent in an Ace Attorney game.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies is slated for a Fall release in the West this year, and will be available to download from the 3DS eShop. It will be released on July 25 in Japan.
Phoenix Wright’s previous adventures are available on Amazon:
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