Despite no new Ace Attorney games releasing in the west over the past five years and countless rumors swirling about a special collection, the series remains incredibly popular in its home country of Japan. So much so, in fact, that a special online concert will be taking place next month in order to celebrate and share some of the fantastic music from the long running adventure game franchise.
Some of the most iconic pieces from the games will be performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, who are no strangers to video game concerts having performed music from the Final Fantasy series on numerous occasions in the past. The Japanese voice actor for Miles and Reiji will be serving as the MC and there'll also be a few other popular Japanese voice actors attending the event as well.
Although it may well be the largest, the concert won't actually be the first time that music from the Ace Attorney series will be played in concert, with many similar performances having taken place in Japan since 2010. Unlike on previous occasions, however, those in attendance will this time be watching from the comfort of their own homes rather than the concert hall itself due to the ongoing pandemic, giving people around the world a chance to check out the performance and view the synchronized footage from the Ace Attorney games throughout.
However, the difference in time zones may prove to be problematic for those viewing the concert from outside of Japan. It's scheduled to begin at 7PM JST on April 10th, which, for those running on Pacific Time, works out to be 2AM. Thankfully, anybody who buys a ticket which comes out to be around $42, will be able to watch the performance on demand as many times as they like throughout the following week.
Capcom was recently the victim of a major ransomware cyberattack that saw a slew of its upcoming video game projects leaked online. If the leak is to be believed, Capcom's upcoming game projects include plans to localize the Great Ace Attorney games, which were released for the Nintendo 3DS years ago but never saw release outside of Japan. Apparently, Great Ace Attorney will get localized releases for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 at some point in 2021, though official plans have not been announced at the time of this writing.
The possibility of Great Ace Attorney being localized is exciting for Ace Attorney fans that live outside of Japan. However, there are still many other games that have been stuck in Japan that would be great to see localized for people in other countries as well.
If Capcom does localize the Great Ace Attorney games as the leaks suggest, then that would leave Ace Attorney Investigations 2 as the only game in the series that hasn't been released outside of Japan. Ace Attorney Investigations 2 is the sequel to Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, which puts players in the titular prosecutor's shoes instead of having them play as usual series hero Phoenix Wright. Ace Attorney Investigations 2 earned strong reviews from critics, and while it's not necessary to appreciate the overarching Ace Attorney storyline, it would still be nice for fans outside of Japan to be able to experience everything the franchise has to offer.
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