Yesterday, seemingly out of nowhere, Capcom released the iOS edition of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, aka Ace Attorney 5, on the App Store but only in Japan. Well, today, the popular game developer has confirmed that an official Western launch for the English version of the iOS game is right around the corner.
As noted by Touch Arcade, a Capcom employee has announced in a post on the Capcom Unity blog that the game is “destined” for North America and Europe “very soon”:
Well never fear! That app is headed for western shores (North America and Europe) very soon, complete with all the thrills, spills, mood matrices, andoOOooHD resolution! I cant give an exact release date right now, but rest assured it will be quite soon, so for now lets just enjoy this fleeting moment in time where we know something great is on the way. Take that!
The blog post is accompanied by a number of screenshots from the game, some of which include in-game text in English, suggesting that the English version is indeed nearly primed for release.
Originally released for Nintendo 3DS in July last year, Ace Attorney 5 is, as its unofficial designation suggests, the fifth installment in the Ace Attorney series of legal adventure games. It sees the return of Phoenix Wright as a defense attorney tasked with proving the innocence of clients by examining evidence and finding contradictions in witness statements.