Capcom On Why The Great Ace Attorney Hasn’t Been Localised

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Capcom want to localise The Great Ace Attorney, but “certain circumstances” have so far prevented them from doing so.

That’s according to series producer Motohide Eshiro, who is aware that the situation has seen western fans left disappointed.

The Nintendo 3DS exclusive iteration of Capcom’s courtroom drama took place in the Meiji period, and saw Phoenix Wright’s ancestor Ryūnosuke Naruhodō partner with world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes.

“Unfortunately there’s a number of circumstances… We absolutely do want to bring it to the west, but unfortunately due to these circumstances right now… I’m really really sorry!,” Eshiro explained to GameSpot.

“Nowadays on the Internet lots of fans are directly asking us, ‘Where’s Daigyakuten Saiban?’ On livestreams, even in the Japanese ones, people from the west will write in and ask where it is. Every time we say, we’re sorry! Certain circumstances are kind of getting in the way.”

The Great Ace Attorney released exclusively for Nintendo 3DS in Japan last July.

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