Capcom announced that starting this fall, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney will be available for the Nintendo 3DS for only $19.99.
The press release states that this is the first time that the Apollo Justice games will be available for Nintendo’s 3DS handheld system.
The game sees players taking on the role of Apollo, who has a magical bracelet in his possession that enables him to tell whether or not a witness is lying or not. It’s sort of like always being able to wrap people up in Wonder Woman’s lasso except you don’t need the lasso.
In this case, players will have to analyze evidence using the 360 degree gadget as objects appear in 3D within the game, as well as utilize forensic investigation techniques and interrogate suspects.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney features events that take place before the timeline of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations. So after players complete the original case in Apollo Justice, the titular character goes on to join up with Trucy as they attempt to solve a variety of outlandish crimes, including tracking down a missing pair of magic panties… because why not?!
The game will only be available via digital distribution on the Nintendo eShop starting this November for $19.99 in both North America and Europe. Capcom is forgoing the traditional physical retail release , likely because they’re going to be focused on Resident Evil Revelations’ HD remaster for the Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Also, after Resident Evil 7 and Street Fighter V both failed to meet sales expectations, they’re probably going to cut some corners in operating costs and curtail spending where they don’t have to, such as not releasing physical copies of games that would likely do decently enough as a digital-only outing.
Anyway, you can look for Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney to arrive on the Nintendo 3DS this fall.