Ace Attorney Creator Shu Takumi Speaks On New Spin-Off The Great Ace Attorney

the_great_ace_attorneyA new Ace Attorney game was revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu earlier this week, but details were few and far between. However, according to early reports, the title would act as a spin-off from the main series, set in the Japanese Meiji era. Luckily, translators have been on hand and divulged the details from series creator Shu Takumi’s interview in Famitsu.

The Great Ace Attorney – or known as Dai Gyakuten Saiban – will be set in the 19th century and focus purely on mystery, with inspiration taken from Takumi’s childhood reading from classic mystery novels. According to the creator, when development was completed for Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, the idea for a new Ace Attorney game was already in the works. The team then looked to the Meiji era to utilise ideas they’d had previously but never found the chance to develop. 

The game’s producer Shintaro Kojima was welcomed onto the team in order to see the franchise explore a new era with different approaches, reaching out to newcomers as well as long-time series fans. Here’s what Shu Takumi had to say on the game’s development, including a possible introduction to civil trials. 

“A big part of it came from wanting to make it different from the main games. When we first started this project, we thought about all kinds of ways as to how we could make it different from the main games. At first, we thought about having civil trials, but that would have made it difficult to show a decisive victory or defeat.”

“That would have made things about compensation instead of guilt and innocence, so in the end, we thought that [having them say] ‘court established settlement!’ would have been a bit too much. In the end, we kept the focus on the mystery part of it, and thought that simply changing the era would be good enough.”





    1. I swear, if you dare say “it’s another f*cking Ace Attorney” just saying: Dual Destinies was the first game in the main series in five years. GAA is the first spin off in three years.

      1. i’d dare say that you are the social reject, i can’t imagine a grown up man with a burger king or wathever crown, grow up man and with grow up i mean both of you boys.

      2. i must say that the sasori guy got what he was looking for. if you spread hate, do not expect to recive good things.
        the man acts like a fucking nazi. if he does not like Nintendo, whay the hell he want to force others to dislike the consoles?, or why the hell he must spread hate?. the “man” is a dork and like “he” says: A SOCIAL REJECT!!

      3. he won’t learn any kind of lesson, althought he cares about that pic, because he reacted so fast and as you said you don’t have to spread hate i agree with you trolls have to receive a dosis of their own medicine, i don’t support sasori i hate him a lot

      4. he got what he got, this is not a fanboy issue and he got it because i’m fucking bored of his comments i don’t care about what he thinks about nintendo but he has to be more respectful towards the people (people that he doesn’t know) who buy and still support nintendo, HE SHOULD TO KEEP HIS FUCKING TOUGHTS INSIDE HIS CRAPPY MIND.

      5. and you nintendrones should keep sleeping in your nintendo land.

      6. fucking nazi. go to sleep with your ps move and put it on your ass.
        ASS-ass-in´s creed… black fag. you do not have the balls and went hurry to you youtube account to delete the link to your fb profile. POSER!!! you are a fucking coward! and created a video showing everybody that you were exposed, when you started this?. fagot!, go to play your shitty fps on your xbox 360 and ps and leave Nintendo fans live in peace. people are owners of their money and they do what they want. if you don’t like it, go to hell or go to fuck yo’ mama.
        maldito impostor, hijo de tu gran puta madre!!

      7. I slept there and it feels good!!!!
        How does it feels to sleep with a penis in your ass?

    2. Makes sense, since this series is only for the intelligent and want a challenge, not a brainless and feeble ape like yourself.

    3. Perhaps you don’t, but other people do. I personally love the series for it’s humor and exaggeration, and the challenge it provides to analyzing skills and your ability to paying attention.

  1. 3DS, the WiiU/PS4/PS3/Xbone/Xbox360 and PSVita have no answer to the quality and quantity of great titles on the 3DS. Monster hunter 4 alone destroys all other consoles in gaming brilliance. Nintendo buy capcom :).

      1. I know, it’s annoying…

        But I think it will be worth the wait…

      2. I don’t really like MH but MH4 has caught my interest this time…

      3. Just checking, you’ve played more MH than just the demo right? I ask because a lot of people say that they don’t like MH and all they’ve played is the demo.

      4. I’ve never owned any of the games but I had a friend who had MH2 and I played some of it…

  2. fusion ds will be show at e3 this year by iwata who said it will be connected to nintendo qol in some software point of view

  3. Cool this new ace attorney game looks like it takes place during would war 2 has me interested hopefully it comes to the states I will keep my on this

    1. It actually takes place in the late 19th century (or the late 1800’s). WW2 began in 1939 (in the 20th century).

  4. I do like the Ace Attorney brand, they are such well crafted games… I have high hopes for this one

  5. you dont demand better because you are a social rejects who wanted to be a part of something wiiu is perfectic i blame you fanboy defending that can not out preform last generation console wiiu damage control get the fuck out or here or kill yourself barebones hardware 32 gb no killer apps no one is buying zombieu wiiu no games no game wiiu has no nintendo games whee are the nintendo games thirdparty support teribble

    1. 32g is even a joke. the ps3 even had 60gb for just 2006. nintendo just made another last gen console.

      1. Yet they still thought of releasing a slightly overpriced 12gb ps3. Your argument is invalid.

  6. I’ve yet to have an Ace Attorney game let me down, so I’ve no objections, even if it is a spinoff. Let’s just hope they know well the limits of the 3DS’ graphical capability this time, so there won’t be atonally horrible framerate drops as in Layton vs. AA.

  7. Woah! I can’t wait for this! what an interesting idea it will probably be harder because of the lack of modern technology.

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