Objection? I think not.
Capcom announced today that Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies is coming to the US and Europe on Oct. 24. The visual novel about attorney adventures is the fifth installment of the main Ace Attorney games. The game takes place one year after Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, and Phoenix Wright returns as the main protagonist. The game was released in Japan for the 3DS on July 25. The US and European editions will have a digital-only release through the Nintendo eShop for $29.99 and €24.99.
Dual Destinies features both new and old characters by Phoenix’s side. Athena Cykes is an associate attorney specializing in analytical psychology. There’s a new rival prosecutor as well, named Simon Blackwell. Returning characters include Apollo Justice, Miles Edgeworth, Trucy Wright, Pearl Fey, and Klavier Gavin. Apollo will also be a playable character.
The game introduces the mood matrix, which allows Phoenix to examine witnesses’ emotions, which is Athena’s specialty. If the player notices a discrepancy between a testimony and the emotions expressed, the player can then press for more information. Also new to Dual Destinies is the ability to review previous dialogue.
Because the game is for the 3DS, it’s no surprise the game uses 3D graphics and character models. Investigation sequences take place in 3D environments, and players can now rotate the camera around the room to look for clues.
Of the two DLC chapters released in Japan, only one will be localized for western release. A downloadable costume pack will also be available.