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Miles Edgeworth Still Investigating, Not in English

by Andrew Brown - April 11, 2011, 11:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/109175-C..., (The Escapist)

Ace Attorney Investigations 2 will not be localized.

In a recent Capcom Q&A video, Christian Svensson was asked "Is Ace Attorney coming to the US?" His answer was, "I assume that means Ace Attorney Investigations 2. The answer is 'no.' Sorry about that." After several days of distraught fans posting on the Ask Capcom forum thread asking for more details, he elaborated on his earlier comment.

"The costs of localization are higher than the forecasted return. And no, it wouldn't sell more than Okamiden (which has already sold more than the first Investigations). Could this content show up on some other platform somewhere down the line? Possibly, but there's nothing on that front for me to talk about. I realize there are fans who would like to have this and I'll be sure to explore ways that could happen viably in the future with our strategy and R&D teams but no promises."

Ace Attorney games have been ported to Wii, PC, and iPhone, and even the first three Phoenix Wright DS games weren't the original versions, being ports of Japan-only GBA games, so Svensson's comments leave open the possibility that the Miles Edgeworth sequel will be retooled for 3DS or Wii in the future.

Talkback

EnnerApril 11, 2011

Sad news. I hope it gets a localization and release some day. Maybe on 3DSWare if the service can handle it.

CericApril 12, 2011

I have to hear something wonderful on this series.  I loved the first Pheonix right but they kept going down hill since then.

JasonMaiviaApril 12, 2011

I am sitting here with every Ace Attorney game to hit the DS, and they're telling me that they're not doing any more?


Well, they could do what some others are doing and releasing it as a 3DS title.




....does this mean that we're not going to see Phoenix Wright vs. Prof. Layton either?

ymeegodApril 12, 2011

"The costs of localization are higher than the forecasted return"

The costs can't really be all that much though--it's text based, not even voiced for crying out loud.  Maybe another publisher will be allowed to make the NA version.  Guess that's our last hope.

SheckyApril 13, 2011

Quote from: ymeegod

"The costs of localization are higher than the forecasted return"

The costs can't really be all that much though--it's text based, not even voiced for crying out loud.  Maybe another publisher will be allowed to make the NA version.  Guess that's our last hope.

It's no doubt more than a typical game though due to the amount of text and the need to have to essentially rewrite the story to fit the western culture.  The DS also has the largest target audience for this.  Part of me wonders if this series will be limited as DLC in the future.  It removes one of the biggest drawbacks from the producer's perspective - limited replay makes it easy to pawn the cartridge used.  Going that route would likely make the return more lucrative.


I worry about the care in such DLC releases.... Anyone have the iPhone version of the original? Does it play identical to the DS version?  I remember when they had a flash version of the first case as a promo tool, and the music didn't blend, transition, or sync like it did on the DS.

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