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Capcom’s Great Ace Attorney series is coming West this summer

It’s Ace Attorney, but set in the 19th century

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Capcom is re-releasing the Great Ace Attorney games, a pair of legal-detective adventures set in Victorian London and Meiji-era Japan, worldwide this summer. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will include the original Nintendo 3DS games (The Great Ace Attorney: The Adventure of Ryunosuke Naruhodo and The Great Ace Attorney 2: The Resolve of Ryunosuke Naruhodo) and will be released July 27 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC via Steam.

The Great Ace Attorney games have previously only been released in Japan, and star Ryunosuke Naruhodo, the ancestor of another Ace Attorney hero, Phoenix Wright.

Ace Attorney series director Shu Takumi detailed The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles in an announcement video released Wednesday. The new collection will include 10 episodes and eight “mini-escapades,” dual audio tracks in English and Japanese, alternate costumes, and art and music galleries. Players who purchase the collection early, either as a pre-order or near launch day, will get extra “From the Vaults” downloadable content.

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will also include a first-time feature: an auto-advancing story mode. That mode will let players enjoy the games’ full story without having to do the detective work and courtroom battles for themselves.

Capcom will also release a collection of its collections, known as the Ace Attorney Turnabout Collection, which includes The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles and 2019’s Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy.

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