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TGS 2012: Ace Attorney 5 Trailer Looks Fantastic, Plays With Emotions

Posted on September 20, 2012 AT 12:15pm

Capcom’s bringing Phoenix Wright to the Nintendo 3DS soon, and the latest trailer from the Tokyo Game Show looks pretty good. Not only have the developers retained the art style, but it’s just as expressive as always.

In fact, that’s going to be a key factor in court cases from now on, as the footage highlights a new element in cross-examinations for Ace Attorney 5—reading emotions of witnesses and suspects.

With the aid of new assistant and defense attorney Kokone Kizuki, players will be able to use her “Kokoro Scope” to gauge people’s emotions during various parts of their testimony, ranging from intense anger to utter surprise to utter misery,

Check out the full trailer below, which shows some of the backstory in the game, helpfully translated by YouTube user  for those who don’t speak or read Japanese. Ace Attorney 5 has been confirmed for US and European regions, and if you just can’t wait that long, the first three games in the series are rolling out for iPhone and iPad.

Source: YouTube

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