As its closing announcement for the Tokyo Game Show, Capcom presented The Great Ace Attorney 2: Ryunosuke Naruhodo's Resolution, a new entry (the tenth, to be precise) in the Ace Attorney series. The announcement, along with the second trailer below, is a first teaser to the celebrate series' 15th Anniversary since its debut on Game Boy Advance on October 12, 2001.
The new game is a sequel to The Great Ace Attorney, the spin-off that was never released in the West and in which one Ryūnosuke Naruhodō, protagonist and ancestor to Phoenix Wright, strove to become a lawyer in Japanese 19th century.
The storyline included characters such as Sherlock Holmes and places such as the UK and Japan. The direction for the new plot is not clear yet, but there's this first teaser trailer announcing and introducing the game:
The announcement thus confirms the continuation of the historical branch of the franchise created by original author Shu Takumi, while Takeshi Yamazaki's team, responsible for the previous spin-off Ace Attorney Investigations, stays in charge of the main series.
With this release and some other events Capcom wants to celebrate 15 years of its beloved judicial series. Specific platforms have not been confirmed for The Great Attorney 2, although they are thought to be the same as the first game, and following series-spanning tradition with Nintendo's handhelds, it's pretty much a given it'll firstly launch on 3DS.
Likewise, there's no launch date as of yet, nor is it confirmed whether a Western launch is planned for the game. It's important to note fans got Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice, sixth main entry from the series, a few days ago. You'll read our Gamereactor review in the coming days.