The courtroom drama has unraveled in new details for Ace Attorney 5 in the latest issue of Japanese magazine, Nintendo Dream.
Despite a return to the original protagonist Phoenix Wright, there will be a handful of changes this time round. Original creator Shu Takumi is working on other projects, so Motohide Eshiro (of Ace Attorney Investigations) will be acting as producer.
Four writers and the character designed shacked up for four days, three nights to devise the overall plot for the game and the opening explosion seen in the debut trailer.
The return to Phoenix also caused some issues - the team wanted a blend of traits from his wiser guise in Apollo Justice, but with his "youth" from Trials and Tribulations. A handful of popular characters will also step back into the world of Phoenix Wright, but carefully selected by Eshiro to try to avoid the forced cameo approach.
The Heart Scope, a new device worn by partner Kokone, will be key to uncovering witness emotions during a testimony.
Voices - one of the highlights of the report - will be cause for concern with some fans as Ace Attorney 5 will be the first game in the longrunning series to feature voice acting, stepping away from the classic effects. The first reason was the improvement in hardware with the 3DS, and secondly to try and blend cut-scenes with the in-game sequences.