Following the worldwide success of Capcom’s Ace Attorney series, featuring Phoenix Wright in the first three, and Apollo Justice in the most recent fourth edition on the Nintendo DS, it has been revealed that the series is about to take a turn into the world of online.
In Capcom’s recently released Annual Financial Report, it was revealed that the Gyakuten Saiban / Ace Attorney series has a very impressive 2.8 million units worldwide across eleven entries spanning the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and mobile phones. But is the series about to take a different direction and appear on the likes of WiiWare, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in the form of episodic downloads?
The following snippet from the extremely lengthy report was spotted towards the very end of the document:
Taking our popular titles online.
Capcom will release the online version of its popular title such as “Monster Hunter”, “Street Fighter” and “Phoenix Wright”. The number of users who do not own a game console but play games on their computer is expected to increase even more in the future.
Apollo Justice on DS - but what could we expect from an online version?
So what would you like to see from an online version of Ace Attorney? And do you think it is indeed time for the franchise to break out of its handheld confines and hit home console download services?