In this week’s issue of Famitsu, some new details about The Great Ace Attorney‘s characters and plot were shared by series creator and director Shu Takumi and producer Shintaro Kojima.
One of the major questions Famitsu asked was about what kind of character, Ryuunosuke Naruhodo, Phoenix Wright’s ancestor, will be:
“Well, the two keywords are ‘Meiji Period’ and ‘Phoenix’s ancestor’ so you might be able to get an idea from that,”
They also asked about the new heroine, Susato Mikotoba.
“She’s basically the type of person that she appears to be,” replies Kojima. “Pretty much a graceful Japanese woman, a proper girl who does everything the proper way.”
They then asked if she will be taking care of Ryuunosuke:
“The Wrights will be Wrights. I’ve barely met these characters myself, so I can’t exactly say too much about them. I think that we’ll get a better understanding as we go on with production. Some characters show up more while writing the scenario, sometimes when they speak their lines, so we’re kind of waiting for that as we write, for now.”
Penultimately, Famitsu asked about the flow of this new game and whether it will be similar to past installments:
“I can’t say anything about that for now. However, the image and feel behind its play will be quite different from all the other Ace Attorney games up until now.”
And lastly, they asked for a message to send out to the fans:
Takumi: “It’s been a while since I’ve participated in making a new Ace Attorney game, and things are a little different from the earlier days; however, as usual, I’ll be doing my best and putting all my effort into it, so that this one [The Great Ace Attorney] won’t lose to the past games I’ve worked on.”
Kojima: “While it’s not a main-numbered Ace Attorney title, it’s the start of a new series called The Great Ace Attorney. I believe that it’s becoming something that can show that it’s not simply just a derivative title. We can’t say too much about it for the time being, but we’ll be revealing more on the characters and their backgrounds next time, which we hope you all can look forward to. It’s really becoming something that gives us high expectations for, so please look forward to it!”
I absolutely love the Ace Attorney series and can not wait to see what’s in store for the series now. It’s a bold new direction from what fans have become used to, so one can only hope that this will be a refresher for the better.