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The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve (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 the eleventh installment of the Ace Attorney series of text adventure video games, originally released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2017. It is the second half of The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC, being the sequel to The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures. Like its predecessor, it is published by Capcom and directed by Shu Takumi, with Kazuya Nuri heading art and Yasumasa Kitagawa composing a large portion of the soundtrack. Its producer is Motohide Eshiro.

Episodes[]

Five full-length episodes are available in the game, which follow the events of The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures. Instead of following the "The Adventure of..." naming scheme of the first game (which only the first case does), this game's episode naming scheme is based on the titles of the Sherlock Holmes short story compilations (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs..., The Return..., and His Last Bow).

Additionally, in the 3DS version of the game - like Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice before it - there are two short semi-canonical "what-if" scenarios available to those who pre-ordered the game, referred to as the Ace Attorney Theater.

  • Asinine Attorney: Japan: Kazuma Asogi is the main playable character in a scenario involving Ryunosuke Naruhodo. Asogi is preparing to study abroad and faces off against Taketsuchi Auchi.
  • Asinine Attorney: England: Herlock Sholmes is the main playable character in a scenario involving Barok van Zieks. Iris Wilson is arrested, so Sholmes acts as her defense attorney with Naruhodo as his assistant.

Due to being directly designed as a "Part 2" to Adventures rather than a standalone story, Resolve technically breaks some previously held conventions about the Ace Attorney franchise, most of which hinge on Resolve being a separate game. For example, some characters who appeared in Adventures become victims or culprits in Resolve.

Characters[]

Clockwise, from left to right, starting at the top center: Mael Stronghart, Seishiro Jigoku, Genshin Asogi, Klint van Zieks, Barok van Zieks, Yujin Mikotoba, Soseki Natsume, Herlock Sholmes, Iris Wilson, Ryunosuke Naruhodo, Susato Mikotoba, Rei Membami, Gina Lestrade and Toby, Tobias Gregson, the "Masked Disciple", Maria Gorey, Courtney Sithe, & John H. Wilson

Main characters[]

  • Ryunosuke Naruhodo (成歩堂 龍ノ介)
  • Susato Mikotoba (御琴羽 寿沙都)
    • Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese), Rina Takasaki (English)
    • A judicial assistant who returned to Japan after the events of the first game.
  • Herlock Sholmes
  • Iris Wilson (アイリス・ワトソン)
    • Voiced by: Misaki Kuno (Japanese), Claire Morgan (English)
    • Sholmes's assistant. A genius inventor and doctor who has invented rudimentary forensic instruments for use in Sholmes's investigations. She is the author of The Adventures of Herlock Sholmes. 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 Wilson character.
  • Barok van Zieks (バロック・バンジークス)
    • Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese), Robert Vernon (English)
    • A "cursed" English prosecutor known colloquially as the "Reaper of the Bailey".

Other main story characters[]

Recurring:

  • Soseki 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.
  • Yujin 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.
  • Seishiro Jigoku - A judge from Japan who presides over the first case, and appears in later cases.
  • Mael Stronghart - 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 Naruhodo'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.
  • Toby - Gina Lestrade's pet dog, who is affectionately referred to as Inspector Toby.
  • Masked Apprentice - The prosecutor for Barok van Zieks's trial.
  • Genshin Asogi - Kazuma Asogi's deceased father, and a recurring background character involved with Barok van Zieks.
  • Klint van Zieks - Barok van Zieks's deceased older brother.

Episode 1:

Episode 2:

  • William Shamspeare - The survivor of an attempted poisoning who accuses Soseki Natsume of the deed.
  • Adron B. Metermann - 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.
  • Olive 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.
  • John Garrideb - Owner of Natsume's and Shamspeare's flats.
  • Quinby Altamont (アルタモント夫人 ) - Juror No. 4 of the trial and wife of the president of the Altamont Gas company.
  • Duncan Ross - Previous tenant of Natsume's flat, and Green's fiancé who died prior to Green's attempted murder.
  • Selden - A criminal who died in jail and stole a thousands pounds worth of treasure. Tenant of Natsume's flat before Ross.

Episode 3:

  • Albert Harebrayne - The defendant, a scientist accused of murdering his volunteer.
  • Esmeralda Tusspells - A famous wax sculptor, member of the Tusspells family, and curator of the new wax museum.
  • Gotts - A young Bohemian boy present at the crime scene.
  • Odie Asman - The victim, a volunteer and investor of Harebrayne's experiment and collaborator of his research.
  • Balthazar Lune - Owner of the hot air balloons being used at the fair.
  • Enoch Drebber - A mechanic who makes magic look like science. He built Harebrayne's teleporter.
  • Courtney Sithe - The recently made head coroner of Scotland Yard.
  • Maria Gorey - Sithe's daughter. Works with her mother at the forefront of forensic science.

Episodes 4 and 5:

Gameplay[]

See also: The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures#Gameplay

The gameplay is mostly identical to Adventures, due to being directly designed as a "Part 2". The fingerprint dusting mechanic from previous Ace Attorney titles returns in this game during the events of The Memoirs of the Clouded Kokoro, but otherwise there are no notable differences in gameplay.

Release[]

From left to right: Ryunosuke Naruhodo, Susato Mikotoba and Herlock Sholmes' alternate costumes.

People who pre-ordered the game received two non-canonical scenarios similar to the Asinine Attorney / Ace Attorney Theater scenarios in Spirit of Justice, Asinine Attorney: Japan and Asinine Attorney: England.

Alternate costumes for Ryunosuke Naruhodo, Susato Mikotoba, and Herlock Sholmes are also available for purchase. Naruhodo and Mikotoba have Western-inspired costumes designed by Wilson, and Sholmes has a self-designed Eastern-inspired costume.

Notes[]

  • Resolve is the first game in the series to reuse a previous game's Objection!, Cross-Examination, and Pursuit themes.
  • Resolve is the first game in the series to feature both culprits and victims who debuted in a previous installment. In fact, the number of culprits who debuted in this game are outnumbered by culprits who were returnees from Adventures.

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External links[]

Official website (Japanese)

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