A new Ace Attorney game was recently announced called The Great Ace Attorney, and the announcement revealed that the game would be a pretty big departure for the series. The game is set to take place about a century before the current Ace Attorney games and will star an ancestor of Phoenix Wright. Now, the series creator Shu Takumi and producer Shintaro Kojima have revealed that this will be the start of a new series.
Kojima said the following in an interview with Famitsu:
“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 we have high expectations for, so please look forward to it!”
Condemn (OR) Condone:
I really like that the series will be going in a new direction without casting aside the original series. It’s really good news to hear that this won’t be a one-off effort, and we’ll actually get to see a less technologically-advanced world be fleshed out. Judgment: Condone.