3DS Sequel to Ace Attorney 5: Dual Destinies Announced – Not Starring Phoenix Wright

Earlier this week, Capcom revealed a sequel to the 3DS MASTERPIECE Ace Attorney 5: Dual Destinies. However, calling it a “sequel” is a bit of a stretch – if anything, the game can only be classified as a prequel, and stars an “ancestor” of Phoenix, who lived in the Japan’s Meija era, which stretched from 1868 to 1912, and was a major period of transition for the country.

What does this mean for the audience? Well, a variety of things. If we take the news at face value, this would notably be the first Ace Attorney game where neither he nor his colleagues play any role. While I’d be disappointed to not be able to see any of my series favorites, it could be cool to tackle a new character in a new time, and could alter the formula in interesting ways.

Alternatively, there’s a chance we’re not getting the full story. Similar to Mia’s segments in Ace Attorney 3 (see: the best game in the series), perhaps we follow Pre-nix for part of the game, and then jump back and forth between past and present. This mechanic could, for example, find Phoenix figuring out a lingering mystery of the past that was started by Pre-nix.

Unfortunately, rather than devoting our time to plot theories, we need to just be hoping with all hope that it gets announced here first. As always, there has been no US announcement as of yet.

3 thoughts on “3DS Sequel to Ace Attorney 5: Dual Destinies Announced – Not Starring Phoenix Wright

  1. Meiji period, huh? Good luck with Americanizing the setting this time, Capcom – that is, if it’s coming to the West at all.

  2. I think the obstacles that could come with trying to Americanize this particular prequel would be the biggest hindrance to releasing it in the US. I mean, maybe they could include some throwaway about Phoenix’s ancestors being Japanese to maintain the Americanized present and not have to change anything about the prequel. If that’s even how the game’s going to be set up. I’d love to play it, but the chances of that seem slim right now.

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