Boyishly handsome Sherlock Holmes and eight-year-old doctor Iris Watson help the protagonist of The Great Ace Attorney.
The latest scans of Famitsu illustrate two new characters to the Ace Attorney series: the famous sleuthing duo of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. However, in the next Ace Attorney game, Watson is a young genius named Iris.
Iris Watson is 8 years old and holds a medical Ph.D; child prodigies are no stranger to this series. She lives in London with Holmes and wrote the novel series "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes."
While Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series takes place in the 19th century, this Ace Attorney game is set in the Meiji era of Japan around the end of the 19th century. This fictional Holmes will work with the protagonist, Ryunosuke Naruhodo (Phoenix Wright's last name in Japan is Naruhodo), in collaborative deductions. Holmes and Ryunosuke won't be together all the time, though.
Sherlock Holmes is one of the most popular fictional characters with several shows throughout the years paying homage to the detective. Two TV series, CBS's Elementary and BBC's Sherlock, are modern adaptations of the book series.
The Great Ace Attorney, titled Ace Attorney: The Adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodo in Japan, will be available on the 3DS in Japan for a schedule spring 2015 release. Capcom has not confirmed an international release.