New Phoenix Wright Game, “The Great Ace Attorney,” to Feature Sherlock Holmes

More details have surfaced about the new Phoenix Wright game starring Phoenix’s ancestor, Naruhodou Ryuunosuke. Originally thought to be set during Meiji Restoration Era Japan, the game allegedly will follow Ryuunosuke to London, where he will cross paths with a blonde stud Sherlock and his 8-year old female sidekick, Watson.

Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton recently crossed paths and it was awesome (read the review of the first 10 hours here), so I’m all for another famous pairing. While I almost would have preferred Sherlock to be the lead prosecutor (since this series involves the lawyers doing as much investigating as the investigators anyways), it turns out Sherlock and Naruhodou will be teaming up during this critical juncture in legal history.


Now, I’ve actually read conflicting reports – some sources have said Sherlock and Watson visit Japan to assist Naruhodou, but others have said our new ace attorney will be venturing to London for some cases. Now while I don’t really care either way, I’m hoping it’s London, because that will help the slim chances this game has of ever being localized. Then again, the series has a fairly good track record so far, so here’s hoping.

Regardless, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that one of the cases involves Jack the Ripper. I don’t care if it doesn’t fit the time period or not, or the fact that he was never caught. Don’t care. I want it.

2 thoughts on “New Phoenix Wright Game, “The Great Ace Attorney,” to Feature Sherlock Holmes

  1. I’m so excited for this! It will be super upsetting if it doesn’t get localized. Here’s hoping that Capcom will be nice to their fans!!

  2. I’ll admit I started Ace Attorney with an almighty fear in my gut; the jist of the popular video game would simply not translate well to film. Luckily, the game has not only made the transfer to film, but it manages to do so in-addition of being an entertaining feature.

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