Capcom News: Ace Attorney 5 for 3DS, Monster Hunter 4, MH: Frontier G
We promised you some Capcom news today as soon as the latest Famitsu issue became available in stores. Well, now we have it and it’s pretty good, although nothing too earth-shattering. Famitsu reported on a few different pieces of information regarding Capcom. We’ll go through each one individually.
Ace Attorney 5
It was only a matter of time before we found out about the Ace Attorney franchise’s future on the 3DS. And now we have the first details. The game will supposedly be a new start for the series, hoping to provide a fresh perspective. Phoenix Wright will once again reprise his role as central protagonist to the game. He will have a new a partner, who is a mysterious girl dressed in yellow. This mysterious character will be a central figure in the game.
The game will take place one year after the events of Ace Attorney 4 and Phoenix Wright will return to being a lawyer. The first chapter starts off with an explosion at a courthouse. They charge a high-school girl named Shinobu with the crime and Phoenix must protect her. She’s very weak and can go into spasms at any second. Wright will face off against Winston Payne’s brother.
A new gameplay mechanic has been revealed to Famitsu. There will be different facial expressions on the touch screen that you can change to and from appropriately during the court case. The way everyone perceives you through your emotions can change the direction of a case. Finally, it was revealed in the three screenshots that the game will be in 3D, just like Layton vs Ace Attorney. Although, from the screenshots it appears that it still closely resembles that cartoon look of the originals. Shu Takumi, the series director, won’t be directing this game as he is too involved in Layton vs Ace Attorney. They list Motohide Eshiro as producer, Takeshi Yamazaki as scenario director, and Noriyuki Iwadare on music.
A fifteen-minute demo of Ace Attorney 5 will be available at the Tokyo Game Show.
Layton vs Ace Attorney
Famitsu finally held the solution to the puzzling question of when Layton vs Ace Attorney would finally be released in Japan. In fact, the reveal came in the form of a classic Layton puzzle, which was a full page ad in the back of the magazine. Solving the puzzle revealed that the game would be released on November 29, 2012.
Monster Hunter Frontier G coming to Wii U?
Monster Hunter Frontier is a series that has until now only been available on PC and Xbox 360. The difference between Frontier and the main entries in the series is that Frontier is solely an MMORPG with no local or single-player mode. Now Famitsu is reporting that Capcom is looking to try and bring the series to other platforms as well. That only leaves us with two options: PS3 and Wii U. Seeing as Monster Hunter has been cozying up with Nintendo as of late, it would make sense that Capcom are looking into bringing their MMORPG to Wii U. Or at least we can hope.
New Monster Hunter 4 details
Famitsu took a look a new Monster Hunter 4 weapon called the “Controllable Insect”. This weapon is actually a hunter insect that you control and command, as you try to get power-ups from monsters. First, you mark a target monster, then you release the insect and use it to approach the monster and suck out some energy. (You can also make it jump to reach new places.) The insect will bring back the energy and you will be powered up according to the type of energy, which is called EX. White energy makes you faster. Red energy makes you stronger. Green energy increases your vitality. And orange energy raises your defense.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 scores near perfect
This isn’t related to Capcom, but once we’re talking about Famitsu we might as well add in another nice tidbit that pertains to the Wii U. Famitsu hasn’t handed out any 10′s in a little while now. But the 10′s made a comeback for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, of which an enhanced version is planned to be available with the Wii U when the console launches later this year. The review scores were for the PS3 and Xbox 360 version. Famitsu scored it a 10, 9, 10, 10.