It was rumored a while ago, but now it’s official, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is coming to the 3DS.
With the addition of Apollo Justice, this means the entire mainline Ace Attorney series is now available for the 3DS.
It also kills my hopes of a Not Phoenix Wright Trilogy made up of Apollo Justice, Ace Attorney Investigations, and an official localization of AAI2, which would have brought all of the remaining DS games to the 3DS.
Still, I don’t give up that easily. Now I’ll just hope for an Investigations double pack bringing the two Miles Edgeworth spin-offs to the 3DS at a later date.
Apollo Justice will be on the eShop for $19.99 and include:
- upgraded visuals
- the ability to skip text
- both the English and Japanese versions
Interestingly, this announcement also confirmed that there are differences in the background art for the two versions. (I previously had a discussion with someone about how Dai Gyakuten Saiban’s localization issues might be due to visual references to the copyrighted Sherlock Holmes stories. Now I believe even more that those references could be altered to avoid a problem.)
When the news first came out, fans noticed the description mentioned “five full cases” even though Apollo Justice only has four cases, and hoped this might mean a bonus case was being made. However, it now says “four full cases,” so this was most likely a mistake.
Meanwhile, if you thought some of the recent Collector’s Editions were bad, you might need to sit down before you look at the new special collection Japan is getting for the Ace Attorney series. It includes all six main games, a soundtrack, and many other CE goodies (including a gold plate and autographs) for 150,000 yen or roughly $1360.
Well, it’s nice that new players will now be able to play the entire main series without needing a DS game, but I’m still hoping for the spin-offs! Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney will be out on the eShop this November. Are you getting it?Like this post? Tell your friends!
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