Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Ace Attorney Game: Dai Gyakuten Saiban - Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken

Well it seems like we finally have some info on Shu Takumi's new game for 3DS: Dai Gyakuten Saiban - Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken a.k.a. Grand Ace Attorney - The Adventures of Naruhodou Ryuunosuke. The story takes place in the Meiji Era, and introduces Ryuunosuke as Phoenix's "forefather."

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Famitsu Scans:

Well, it seems that Ryuunosuke has a "burning sense of justice and being danger prone." Hmmmm, sounds like traits don't change after decades after all. XD His name also sounds similar to Phoenix's JP name - Ryuuichi. His assistant is Mikotoba Susato (御琴羽寿沙都(みことばすさと)), a judicial assistant who loves foreign mystery novels and is a forward-thinking dreamer. As to why Ryuunosuke's carrying a sword when *cough* it's illegal at the time unless you're of high status, here's some news on that:
History lesson: a ‘proper’ defense attorney system was introduced in Japan in 1893, but attorneys had lower rank than judges and prosecutors
More history: by 1876, only former lords, military and law enforcement officals were allowed to carried swords (the Haitourei edict)
Defense attorneys fell under the control of the Shihoushou (Ministry of Justice), which is why Ryuunosuke carries a sword. Probably.
My fangirling Thoughts

I'm reeeally excited for this game. You have Shu Takumi, the creator of Ace Attorney, working on it after all! 。(⌒∇⌒。) Takumi isn't working with Takeshi Yamazaki's team, who's rumored to be working on a GS6 (since GS5 was so successful, I'd assume it'd be a sixth game rather than a third Gyakuten Kenji), so there's the possibility of maybe getting another game as well. Also, Takumi doesn't exactly consider it a spin-off: More like part of the story-line, just unnumbered. (Kinda like Gyakuten Kenji: They're all canon)

ANYWAY. I'm curious as to what other parallels they'll include. For example, how cool would it be if Susato was Ami Fey? She is the "founder" of the Fey clan after all. And the PV did say the founder and forefather will meet to bring about a miracle. How will they go about Edgey? Err, maybe Von Karma is a feudal lord...? But omg no, he's German, ugh. XD Ah but maybe they'll talk about Blackquill, since he's dressed Meiji Era-y??? Then again, how ironic would it be if his ancestor loved Western clothing since there was the whole movement of Westernization? 8D //slapped. And the judge: It must be the same judge to show he precedes over every Wright trial. But don't be fooled, it will merely be his identical ancestor lolol.

And man, that music in the PV is so gorgeous hnng.

If/when/hopefully they localize this game, I'm curious how they'll go about it. Will it be Japanifornia, or actually set in Japan. Personally I'm hoping it's actually set in Japan lol. Just... Los Angelos wouldn't be right at all. I mean what, they have all this stuff going while Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee are duking it out across the country while President Lincoln is trying to abolish slavery and stop the Civil War? Uhh yeah no, I don't think so. (●´艸`) There weren't even any Japanese immigrants at that time, and even if they immigrated with Chinese later on, they'd be treated as labor workers working on the railroad. So please please please just set it in Japan lol. It's not like Japanese culture would be an issue: Just look at Okami. That thing was filled with Japanese culture and it was successful. Atlus would be another example of a company that releases successful games filled with Japanese culture. For shits and giggles, here's a comic joking about the game being localized in Los Angelos.

JFC even if it won't get localized because they find it too difficult or something, I'll be happy if they include the selection of Japanese or English text like they did in Wright Selection 123. If they did, then I would most definitely buy a JP 3DS. And if they don't include English text, well...... Guess I'll have to learn more Kanji. ewe

As for names... I suppose you could always explain it with Japanese ancestry and then someone in the family eventually came to America. And then Nick's mother was Japanese and his father American and that's how it's Wright instead of Naruhodou? o3o Also, a lot of immigrants changed their names when coming to America, so that could be a reason. Lol idk, I'm sorry ignore me, I'm just pulling random stuff out of my ass. XD

Lastly, here's a teaser site of Dai Gyakuten. :3

Eat your hamburgers Apollo!

//omg this fangirl needs to shut up//


  1. ahh i have some of them games on my ipad guess ill have to "get to them some day" and i sent my replays on your tumbler in one go since i was there XD and the link with the ss i sent 2 fan mail as i couldn't remember if put the link with the folder of all the ss *dumb*

    1. GO. Go play Ace Attorney; it's beautiful ehehehe. Guess I should go check my tumblr then. XD And no worries haha.