While console and dedicated handheld gamers are certainly excited for Capcom’s announcement of Ace Attorney 5 in Japan today, smartphone gamers are equally thrilled to hear that the first three Ace Attorney titles, featuring Phoenix Wright, will be released for Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad).
Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Yomigaeru), Ace Attorney: Justice for All (Gyakuten Saiban 2), and Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (Gyakuten Saiban 3) will be remastered in HD and made available as a trilogy, called Ace Attorney 123HD. While a release date has not been established, the press release mentions that it will arrive “shortly,” so it could hit the Market and iTunes sooner rather than later. It also looks like you will be able to purchase each game separately or the full trilogy at a discount. Let’s just hope LG doesn’t snag a temporary exclusive for the trilogy on Android, like they did with Capcom’s Resident Evil 4 and Street Fighter IV HD games.
Preliminary pricing set as follows:
- Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Yomigaeru) (Episode 1-2) Free
- Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Yomigaeru) (Episode 3-5) 600 yen or $7.82
- Ace Attorney: Justice for All (Gyakuten Saiban 2) (Episode 1-5) 600 yen or $7.82
- Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (Gyakuten Saiban 3) (Episode 1-4) 600 yen or $7.82
- Ace Attorney 123HD 1200 yen or $15.64
Notes: prices were announced in Japanese currency (yen), so they may be adjusted differently for the US and other markets upon release. It’s unclear at this point if Capcom plans to release the fourth installment of the game, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, for either mobile platform.