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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles guide: Episode 1 walkthrough

The Adventure of the Great Departure serves as a tutorial, but it can still be tricky

A body is slumped in front of a table with a steak on it. A title card for Episode 1 of The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is in front of the image. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Capcom

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles’ first case, “The Adventure of the Great Departure,” serves as a tutorial, but there are still some elements that can trip you up. Our Great Ace Attorney Chronicles guide will walk you through the first case, listing out the various things you need to do to complete the trial.

Our walkthrough is as spoiler-free as possible, meaning that we won’t write out the specific dialogue or choices. Instead, we’ll number them by the order they appear and let you know what to present or press. We understand that the Ace Attorney games are fun mysteries, and we don’t want to ruin that experience for anyone who just needs a little bit of help.

The steps below are broken up by the first case’s three parts. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will prompt you to save, which indicates that you’re moving to the next part.

The Adventure of the Great Departure Part 1

  1. Select the first option.
  2. Present John H. Watson.
  3. Present the Autopsy Report.
  4. Select the first option.
  5. Present Photograph of Victim on testimony 4.
  6. Press statement 3, add the Medical Report Card to evidence.
  7. Flip over the Medical Report Card, examine the fold on the back, and investigate the text inside.
  8. Present Medical Report Card on testimony 4.
  9. Select the fourth option.
  10. Present Satoru Hosonaga.
  11. Examine the Waiter’s Business Card, flip it over, and investigate the text on the back.
  12. Present the Waiter’s Business Card.

The Adventure of the Great Departure Part 2

  1. Press testimony 2.
  2. Select the first option.
  3. Present Crime Scene Photograph on the added testimony.
  4. Select the second option.
  5. Examine and present the marking on the victim’s arm in the photo.
  6. Present Crime Scene Photograph.
  7. Examine and present the metal plate.
  8. Select the third option.
  9. Press testimony 5.
  10. Press testimony 5 (again).
  11. Select and pursue Hosonaga.
  12. Examine the Carbonated Water Bottle. Select the water inside the bottle.
  13. Present the Carbonated Water Bottle on testimony 4.

The Adventure of the Great Departure Part 3

  1. Present Jezaille’s Report.
  2. Select the first option.
  3. Present Jezaille’s Report.
  4. Select the second option.
  5. Present Medical Report Card.
  6. Select the first option.
  7. Examine and present the blood on the metal plate.
  8. Select the second option.
  9. Examine and select the right side of the beef on the Plate of Steak.
  10. Present the gold koban.
  11. Present Kyurio Korekuta.
  12. Present Iyesa Nosa.
  13. Present the Plate of Steak.
  14. Present Satoru Hosonaga.

After you present this last person, the case will finish playing out with a long explanation of what went down.