Sherlock Holmes in Ace Attorney? The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Revealed With Dual Audio

The Great Ace Attorney is finally here!

April 21, 2021

Capcom announced on April 21 that Dai Gyakuten Saiban 1 and 2, the games set in the 19th century with Phoenix Wright’s ancestor and totally not Sherlock Holmes, are finally coming west in a compilation pack – The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, on PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam – We have all the details below.

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles release date on PS4, Switch, PC via Steam

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will be launching in America and Europe on July 27, on PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam. The collection will be available for MSRP $39.99. A digital bundle with The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy will also come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam for MSRP $59.99.


In Japan, the two games are known as Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Bōken, released on July 9, 2015 in Japan. And Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Kakugo released on August 3 2017.

This is the first time ever the two games are officially localized. They are now titled The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures, and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve.

The announcement was shared by Shu Takumi, director of the Ace Attorney series, in a video message.

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Why is Sherlock Holmes in Ace Attorney?

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles focuses on Ryunosuke Naruhodo, an ancestor of Phoenix Wright, who was active in the 19th century, during Japan’s Meiji Era and England’s Victorian Era. He works with an assistant Susato Mkotoba, and is also aided by his best friend Kazuma Asogi. Last but not least, Ryunosuke ends up collaborating with a Sherlock Holmes based character, except he’s named Herlock Sholmes. He is accompanied by Iris Wilson.

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles has several gameplay addition compared to the original series, some of which use our not-Sherlock Holmes partner. During investigations, players will work with Sholmes in a “Dance of Deduction”, to identify mistakes in the detective’s overboard logic. During trials, players will partake in “Summation Examinations” where we point out juror discrepancies to obtain a “Not Guilty” verdict.

It’s also interesting to note the game will include dual audio, with Japanese and English voices.

DLC and bonus content

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will include eight additional mini-episodes and three alternate costumes, released as paid DLC in the original Japanese versions. An Art Gallery and an Auditorium mode were also added in-game.

The game’s pre-order and early purchase bonus also includes more artwork and BGM arrangements accessible in-game.

Lastly, the game has a brand new Auto Advancing Story Mode. Where the story progresses by itself and all the Adventure gameplay elements are taken care of. So you can simply read through everything.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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