The next Ace Attorney game, revealed earlier this week from leaked Famitsu images, will be thes tart of a new series titled The Great Ace Attorney, series creator Shu Takumi revealed to the Japanese gaming magazine.
“While it’s not a main-numbered Ace Attorney title, it’s the start of a new series called The Great Ace Attorney,” Kojima said (translated by Siliconera). “I believe that it’s becoming something that can show that it’s not simply just a derivative title. We can’t say too much about it for the time being, but we’ll be revealing more on the characters and their backgrounds next time, which we hope you all can look forward to. It’s really becoming something that we have high expectations for, so please look forward to it!”
While mostly tight-lipped, the two did discuss how one of the biggest challenges they faced was getting the language right, namely Japanese dialect at a period in their history when their culture was westernizing heavily. They also shed some light on the new female lead, a woman named Susato Mikotoba, who Kojima described as “a graceful Japanese woman, a proper girl who does everything the proper way.”
When asked by Famitsu about the gameplay and pacing, Takumi mostly kept silent, but did tease that it would separate itself from previous Ace Attorney games in more ways than just its setting.
“The image and feel behind its play will be quite different from all the other Ace Attorney games up until now,” Takumi stated.