(Japan) May 31st Nintendo Direct Recap: Monster Hunter 4, Ace Attorney 5

Friday, May 31st, 2013

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A Japanese Nintendo Direct aired today centering on two games coming soon to Japan: Ace Attorney 5 and Monster Hunter 4 (a game I myself am very much looking forward to). Trailers were shown, and information was revealed—read on to find out exactly what happened!

Ace Attorney 5 logo

Ace Attorney 5 (to be released in English as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies) takes place a year following the events of Ace Attorney 4. The courtroom has been destroyed, and Phoenix must investigate. A new prosecutor has been introduced, and the game will include a myriad of new cases for the player to solve. Assistant Kizuki will use the heart-scope, and this game will see the return of both Klavier and Pearl.

A demo will be out in June, and the game itself will launch July 25th for ¥5,990.

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Monster Hunter 4 limited-edition 3DS consoles

Monster Hunter 4 will be released in Japan on September 14th and will have not one, but two limited-edition 3DS consoles on launch. There will also be a demo event this weekend in Aqua City.

Both the Bug Staff and the Charge Axe were shown in a brand-new trailer, as well as a number of fresh monsters. The trailer is available for viewing in the Japanese eShop. Check out the trailer:

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And that’s it for this Nintendo Direct! Please keep checking back as we update this article with fresh images and trailers! You can check out more information here or watch the entire show below:

Also, please enjoy this image of what Iwata would have looked like had he chosen to pursue a career in law.

Nintendo Direct cartoon lawyer Iwata




  • Guest

    Trailer for mh4?

  • James Best

    I have one thing to say about that Monster Hunter 4 trailer, “There’s always a bigger bug!”