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Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo (大逆転裁判2 -成歩堂龍ノ介の覺悟-; lit. "Great Turnabout Trial 2: The Resolve of Ryūnosuke Naruhodō") is a prequel game for the Ace Attorney series of text adventure video games. It is the eleventh installment overall in the series, and the sequel to Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Bōken. Like its predecessor, it is published by Capcom, produced by Motohide Eshiro, and directed by Shu Takumi, with Kazuya Nuri heading art and Yasumasa Kitagawa composing the soundtrack.[1] The game was announced at Tokyo Game Show 2016 on September 17.

Story

Setting

Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 takes place shortly after the first game, near the the end of Japan's Meiji period. Although Susato Mikotoba returned to Japan in the first game, she ends up meeting Ryūnosuke Naruhodō again. It is implied in the announcement trailer that Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 would tie up all the loose ends and lingering questions introduced in the previous game.

Episodes

Five full-length episodes are available in the game. Additionally, like Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice, there are two short non-canonical "what-if" scenarios available to those who pre-ordered the game. Only the first case follows the "The Adventure of..." naming scheme of the first game, making this game the only Ace Attorney game (aside from Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney) where the cases do not follow a naming scheme.

Ace Attorney Theater

  • Kazuma Asōgi is the main playable character in a scenario involving Ryūnosuke Naruhodō. Asōgi is preparing to study abroad and faces off against Taketsuchi Auchi.
  • Sherlock Holmes is the main playable character in a scenario involving Barok van Zieks. Iris is arrested so Holmes acts as her defense attorney with Ryūnosuke as his assistant.

Characters

Main characters

  • Ryūnosuke Naruhodō (成歩堂 龍ノ介)
  • Susato Mikotoba (御琴羽 寿沙都)
    • Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa
    • A judicial assistant who returned to Japan after the events of the first game.
  • Sherlock Holmes (シャーロック・ホームズ)
  • Iris Watson (アイリス・ワトソン)
    • Voiced by: Misaki Kuno
    • Holmes's assistant. A genius inventor and doctor who has invented rudimentary forensic instruments for use in Holmes's investigations. In this continuity, she is the author of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Takumi's familiarity with Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories, and their various theories and parodies in particular, led him to create the Iris Watson character.
  • Barok van Zieks (バロック・バンジークス)
    • Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda
    • A "cursed" English prosecutor known colloquially as the "Death God of the Old Bailey".

Other main story characters

Recurring:

  • Sōseki Natsume (夏目漱石) - A defendant from The Adventure of the Clouded Kokoro. He is a witness in episode 1 and the defendant of episode 2.
  • Yūjin Mikotoba (御琴羽 悠仁) - Susato's father and a legal professor. He serves as her assistant during the first case and appears in later cases.
  • Seishirou Jigoku - A judge from Japan who presides over the first case, and appears in later cases.
  • Hart Vortex (ハート・ヴォルテックス) - The Chief Justice in England. Strict about time.
  • Tobias Gregson (トバイアス・グレグソン) - A Scotland Yard detective, and the detective in charge of several of Naruhodō's cases.
  • Gina Lestrade (ジーナ・レストレード) - Defendant of The Adventure of the Unspeakable Story. Former pickpocket, now works under Gregson as a detective-in-training.
  • The Masked Disciple - A mysterious compatriot of Barok van Zieks. Was once attacked with him by a mysterious group.

Episode 1:

Episode 2:

  • William Petenshy - The victim who survived but is suing Sōseki Natsume.[3]
  • Decago Mieterman - A witness known for arguing with the victim. Natsume served tea to the two of them during one such argument, and allegedly poisoned the victim. He is spotted trying to peer into the apartment where the incident occurred.[3]
  • Viridian Green - The victim of The Adventure of the Clouded Kokoro, having awakened from her coma. She is an art student at Thorndyke University with a gloomy personality.[2]
  • Mrs. Altamont (アル夕モン卜) - Juror No. 4 of the trial and wife of the president of the Aldamont Gas company.
  • Duncan Ross - Previous tenant of Natsume's flat, and Green's fiance who died prior to Green's attempted murder.
  • Seldan - A criminal who died in jail and stole a thousands pounds worth of treasure. Tenant of Natsume's flat before Ross.

Episode 3:

  • Benjamin Dobinbough - Defendant of episode 3, a scientist accused of murdering his volunteer.
  • Connette Rozaic - A famous wax sculptor, member of the Rozaic family, and curator of the new wax museum.
  • Gotts - A young Bohemian boy present at the crime scene.
  • Elyder Meningen - The victim of the episode. Volunteer and investor of Dobinbough's experiment and collaborator of his research. There's some black rumor about him.
  • Rumba Marmatch - Owner of the hot air balloons being used at the fair.
  • Enoch Drebber - A mechanic who makes magic look like science. He built Dobinbough's teleporter.
  • Courtney Sithe - The recently made head coroner of Scotland Yard.
  • Maria Goulloyne - Daughter of Sithe. Works with her mother at the forefront of forensic science.

Episode 4:

Episode 5:

Gameplay

The fingerprint dusting mechanic from previous Ace Attorney titles will feature in this game.[3]

Release

People who pre-order the game will receive two non-canonical scenarios similar to the Asinine Attorney / Ace Attorney Theater scenarios in Spirit of Justice. Alternate costumes for Ryūnosuke Naruhodō, Susato Mikotoba, and Sherlock Holmes will be downloadable, and will be free until August 31, 2017.

There will also be a set of DLC costumes, for Naruhodō, Mikotoba, and Holmes. Naruhodō's and Mikotoba's have Western-inspired costumes designed by Watson, and Holmes has a self-designed Eastern-inspired costume.

References

  1. "Twitter / takumi_gt: ともあれ。おなじみの“巨匠”ヌリくん、“名匠”キタガワさんをはじめチーム一同、今回も最後まで全力でクオリティを追求する所存でございます。 ぼく自身も、クラシックミステリーへの限りないリスペクトと新しい挑戦をムネに、最後までがんばります。". Twitter. 2016-09-17. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bolt Storm. "New DGS2 information from Famitsu and 4Gamer" Court Records Forums. Retrieved on 2017-06-02.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Bolt Storm. "DGS2 in Famitsu 5/23: Case 2 details, new art". Court Records Forums. Retrieved on 2017-05-24.

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External links

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