Let’s talk about Ace Attorney.
If it wasn’t obvious from my glowing review of Dual Destinies and my explosive excitement when the new game was revealed, I love Ace Attorney. It’s one of my favorite series, and I just can’t get enough of it.
Now, my favorite Ace Attorney character is Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth. He even got his own spin-off game, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth. I played it, and enjoyed it. It wasn’t as great as many of the games in the main series, but it was still a lot of fun.
So it irks me to no end that Gyakuten Kenji 2, also known as Ace Attorney Investigations 2, has yet to be released outside of Japan.
AAI2 was released in Japan on February 3, 2011, and Capcom has no plans to release it anywhere else. Fans eventually worked them down from “no” to “maybe,” but other than vague statements about factors that could influence it (the sales of Dual Destinies, for example), there hasn’t been any more progress.
Dual Destinies met its sales goals, but we haven’t heard anything about AAI2’s localization. In the meantime, a couple different fan translations are underway…but it sure would be nice to be able to play the game in a legitimate way.
Eternal optimist that I am, I hold out hope that localization will be announced at E3, which begins on June 9. In fact, I’ll spend every minute, up to the very end, expecting a surprise “Investigations 2 is coming to the West” announcement. And who knows–maybe I’ll be right this time.
But in case I’m not, on July 1, we’re going to have a write-in/call-in, where every interested fan contacts Capcom and asks them to localize Gyakuten Kenji 2/Ace Attorney Investigations 2. Take a look at the official Facebook event.
If you’d prefer to participate without joining the event, you can contact Capcom through a variety of channels:
Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
800 Concar Drive, Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94402-2649
Phone Number: 650.350.6500
Capcom’s English language Facebook page:
Capcom Unity’s Ace Attorney boards:
Original petition: http://
Come on–join the Facebook event, give me a shout in the comments below, and show Capcom how much we want to play this game!
Updated to reflect the new date for the write-in/call-in campaign.---
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