Capcom has recently announced that a new Ace Attorney game is under development for the Nintendo 3DS, though it isn’t a direct prequel or sequel to any of the other games in the series.
According to Tiny Cartridge, the new game will take place at the end of Japan’s Meiji era (which spanned from September 1868 to July 1912) and will feature an ancestor of series’ star Phoenix Wright. His name? Naruhodou Ryuunosuke.
The game (which is titled Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken, which roughly translates as Grand Turnabout Trial: The Adventures of Naruhodou Ryuunosuke) will be headed up by series creator Shu Takumi, whose most recent project was the Professor Layton/Ace Attorney crossover.