Today, Capcom announced that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy will release on February 21st in Japan. The Xbox One, PS4 and Switch versions only. The Steam version has no release date yet, and it will probably be the same as the western one, which is still “early 2019” for now. The Xbox One version of the game is digital-only.
The compilation was first revealed at Tokyo Game Show 2018, where many details on it were shared, including the fact that the Japanese version contains the English version of each game. Though in my personal opinion, it would be great if we got new English versions of the games one day, that would retain the original Japanese setting of the series. The current localization feels a lot like some old French dubs of 80’s anime, where all the names would be changed (“Ranma Vincent”) and the characters would eat “crêpes” instead of okonomiyaki among other changes.
Capcom also detailed two limited editions for the Japanese version of the game. Both limited editions are only for the PS4 and Switch versions.
The first one is called the “Collector’s Package” and includes the game and an OST CD which includes some newly arranged tracks. You can find the tracklist on the Japanese official site.
The second one is called the “Complete Edition” and contains the game, the same OST CD as above, a Drama CD and DVD of the “Gyakuten no Saiban ShowC”, a mini canvas illustration and an acrylic stand.
Pre-ordering the Collector’s Package at E-Capcom, Capcom’s Japanese online shop, will get you one of 3 random postcards of the Steel Samurai. Pre-ordering the “Complete Edition” there will give you all 3 cards. You can find sample illustrations below.
Shop-specific pre-order bonuses for both limited editions will also be revealed at a later date.
As a side-note, since the Japanese name is “Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodou Selection” (Naruhodo Ryuuichi being Phoenix Wright’s Japanese name, and Odoroki Housuke being Apollo Justice’s), maybe soon after the game’s release, Capcom will announce a “Gyakuten Saiban 456 Odoroki Selection”.