Breaking news, everyone! Capcom has just announced that they are releasing a second Ace Attorney Investigations game! Tentatively titled Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney Investigations: We’ve Got the Funk, it is due for release in Japan tomorrow, and will be released in the U.S. two years from now.
The developers have learned from all the mistakes they made in the first game, and they vow not to repeat any of them. For the record, the first game’s major mistakes are as follows:
- There was a complete absence of Phoenix Wright: Edgeworth’s rival, and the main character of the Ace Attorney series.
- The script was apparently translated by first-year Japanese students, who put all the “exciting writing” in the instruction manual.
- There was no shipping of any kind.
To make sure none of those mistakes happen again, they are calling this game Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney Investigations: Phoenix’s Super-Hot Love Affairs. GameCola’s love expert, Matt Gardner, has already been brought in as a consultant, and he promises there will finally be a resolution to the fans’ argument of whether Phoenix should date Maya, Mia, Iris, Franziska, Edgeworth, or [insert any other character here].
“He’s going to date all of them,” Matt promises. “As long as I have something to say about it.”
The working title for this game is currently Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney Investigations: He’s Not Gay; He’s Metro. The GameCola Podcast crew is expected to discuss it for at least two months. On the Edgeworth side of things, the plot of the game is that Kay Faraday tries to get Edgeworth and Gumshoe to join her Prosecutor/Detective/Master Thief Dream Team, and Agent Lang still hates prosecutors for reasons that are never fully explained because the writers couldn’t think of them. Franziska von Karma is wrongly accused of murder for the first time, and due to a comical mishap, Larry Butz ends up marrying a French poodle named Fifi.
Expect to see some promotional art for this game pretty soon. In the meantime, you can expect to see the fifth Ace Attorney game, Apollo Justice 2: Drunken Hobo Phoenix Wright Takes the “Bar” Exam, get released next year, for the Japanese 10-year anniversary of Phoenix Wright.