During the days of the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and then the 3DS, the Ace Attorney was one of the more unique franchises you’d find. Capcom made a visual novel lawyer game mixed with detective elements and small puzzle-solving that was backed by compelling narratives and unique character designs. The main series had six entries, and then there were multiple spinoffs featuring Miles Edgeworth and the ancestor of Phoenix Wright. Fast forward to now, and the second trilogy of the franchise is about to arrive on modern systems with a big visual upgrade.
But the question that many Ace Attorney fans have is, “When are we getting a new game?” In 2019, the original trilogy was remastered, and then the Japan-only Great Ace Attorney Chronicles got remastered and sent to the West. With Apollo Justice’s trilogy about to arrive, there are no other main titles to do (outside of the Miles Edgeworth games…,) and Capcom is aware of that.
Series producer Kenichi Hashimoto noted to 4Gamer that the franchise is “not stopping” in the future once this upcoming title is released:
“At this time there is nothing to talk about, but we have gained a lot of knowledge about the RE Engine. I can say that the Ace Attorney series will not be stopping, so in that sense I think you can look forward to what is coming.”
Does that mean they’re working on a new entry right now? It’s possible! And the main saga does have a “loose thread” that they need to tie up! So let’s hope that it gets made soon!
Speaking of Ace Attorney, Capcom is releasing Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy on January 25, 2024, for the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC (Steam).