No objections, your honor: English-language Ace Attorney – Duel Destinies on the way

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Yesterday we wrote about the exciting news that Ace Attorney 5 (known outside Japan as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies) had landed in the Japanese App Store.

Although it came with no official announcement of an English language release, we noted that we remained hopeful — particularly since the game had already received such a translation for a Nintendo 3DS version in 2013, which went on to be heavily praised by various outlets.

Well,  developers Capcom didn’t keep us in suspense for very long, since already the company has confirmed that English-language audiences can expect to play a version of the hit game “quite soon.”

The news was posted on the Capcom Unity blog, which also provided several screenshots of the English version.

The game follows the story of attorney Phoenix Wright, who returns to court room action one year after his retirement in the game’s previous instalment, set one year earlier. He is aided by fellow legal eagles Apollo Justice and Athena Cykes.

The game features five cases, with a sixth one downloadable via in-app-purchase. Other IAPs allow users to add extra costumes or access a special mini-quiz.

If you can’t wait for the game to be released, you can prepare for it by playing Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD, which is currently available as a free download for all iOS devices running iOS 4.3 and above.

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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