Ace prosecutor Miles Edgeworth will be hitting the crime scenes for a second outing.

The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney trilogy may be some of my favorite games on the DS of all time. The lackluster Apollo Justice soured me a bit on the series, though, and I never did get around to picking up Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, despite it starring some of my favorite characters from the original games.

It seems that there were plenty of other people who signed on board with Prosecutor Edgeworth and Detective Gumshoe – according to Japanese game mag Famitsu, Capcom has announced a sequel. Ace Attorney Investigations 2, or Gyakuten Kenji 2 (lit. “Turnabout Prosecutor”) as they call it in Japan, will be on the show floor at Tokyo Game Show 2010 next week.

Though the screens in the scan are very blurry and hard to make out, sharp-eyed fans have recognized at least one returning character, professional assassin Shelly de Killer. Seeing as how Shelly de Killer last appeared in “Farewell, My Turnabout,” the final case in Justice For All – also known as the best goddamn case in the entire series – this alone is enough to spark some interest. Consider me officially intrigued, Capcom.

The sequel will also have new game systems, with “chess” being mentioned as having something to do with the whole shebang. I guess there’s nothing like playing a few rounds of chess in the middle of a crime scene, or something.


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