Capcom has announced one of its Ace Attorney titles, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, will be seeing a western release on July 27, 2021. The game will only be available on the PlayStation 4 for the time being.
The company made the announcement via official PlayStation channels in the late morning on Wednesday, April 21—including a tweet on the console's Twitter profile and post on their blog site. Dan Louie, Social Media and Community Specialist for Capcom's USA branch, explained the chronicles as a "rewind...to the courtrooms at the turn of the 20th century with two amazing games in one."
Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Announced for July 2021 Western Release
The soon-to-be-released collection features two distinct games in the Great Ace Attorney series: The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve. Both are set in 20th century Japan and England and are said to allow players the chance to "crack some of the wildest legal cases in the world of fictional courtrooms."
The Great Ace Attorney series follows Ryunosuke Naruhodo, ancestor of series protagonist Ryuichi Naruhodo or, as the western world may know him, Phoenix Wright. Ryunosuke is a soon to be attorney currently studying at a legal academy. With the help of his friends, legal assistant Susato Mikotoba and famous English detective Herlock Sholmes (read that again), Ryunosuke will investigate criminal cases and solve mysteries to reveal the true culprit behind it all.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about these two titles, however, is their "auto-play" function. Those fans who enjoy the series but find themselves lacking in the puzzle practice or patience to see the cases through manually can let the game play for them and watch the story unfold without their input.
This upcoming date will be the first time either game has seen a release outside of Japan.