The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Demystified Gameplay Trailer

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

Capcom have released a new gameplay trailer for narrative mystery game The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. 

As previously reportedThe Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve originally launched only in Japan on Nintendo 3DS; showing the adventures of Phoenix Wright’s ancestor; Ryunosuke Naruhodo.

The game is set in Meji era Japan (or Nippon as it was known), when the western world first began to influence the nation; along with their legal system. His adventures take him beyond Nippon, traveling to England and meeting eccentric detective Herlock Sholmes.

The new gameplay trailer discusses the games’ mechanics. As familiar to fans, players must choose the right answers in court to prove their client innocent, and find the guilty party. Rather than trying to convince a judge however, players will need to convince a jury.

Evidence must be carefully examined to find contradictions, along with pressing witness testimony. The witnesses are all present at once now, so one may have something to add once others speak up, giving you more to work with.

You can even pit juror’s own statements on why they believe witnesses against one another; or press them to learn new information behind why they’ve drawn the conclusions they have.

While investigating the scene of the crime, examine suspicious objects for evidence, talk to people to find out what happened, and present them with evidence to pry open more information. As previously reported, Herlock Sholmes’ wild theorizing must be reigned in with the Dance of Deductions– using evidence and his theories to better craft what occurred.

You can find the gameplay trailer below.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.

Immerse yourself in a dramatic yet charming and witty world of evidence-gathering, deduction and courtroom battles with this double-pack of the adventures of rookie lawyer Ryunosuke.

Set in late 19th century Japan and England, each title features five murder-mystery episodes filled with all the drama, laughs, twists, and “turnabouts” you’ve come to expect from the legally labyrinthine legacy of Ace Attorney. Join Ryunosuke Naruhodo, ancestor of series mainstay Phoenix Wright, as he attempts to uncover the secrets behind an international criminal conspiracy and solve a hauntingly baffling cold case, while tackling a series of tricky trials along the way. Dozens of hours of attorney action awaits you!

In the course of each case, you’ll speak to witnesses, examine evidence and clues, and attempt to deduce the dastardly intent behind the crime before proceeding to the courtroom. In court, you will hear testimonies, cross-examine witnesses, and present evidence. And of course, it wouldn’t be an Ace Attorney game if you couldn’t shout “OBJECTION!” when you know you’ve got the facts and evidence needed to contradict the prosecution’s claims and prove your client’s innocence.

The game includes a convenient assistance feature in case you hit a dead end in your investigation, so even if this is your first Ace Attorney game, you can get into your amateur sleuthing adventures with ease! Will you be able to crack these clever cases? The game is afoot!

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles launches July 27th on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.



Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.