Earlier this month, a massive Capcom data breach apparently resulted in much of the company’s 2021 plans leaking out to the public. Part of the leaks pointed to what appears to be both Great Ace Attorney games heading to Nintendo Switch as a single collection in Japan – and now it also appears that western fans won’t miss out either.
Additional information from the supposed leaks have now popped up – which state that this “Great Ace Attorney Collection” for Switch will also be getting an official English localization! While we won’t share them directly here, a number of supposedly leaked screenshots show the games with official English subtitles. Meanwhile, the leak also shows that pieces of evidence will apparently remain in Japanese, so as to retain their cultural context in the game’s setting.
As always, we urge our readers to treat this information with heavy skepticism. We’ll just have to wait and see if Capcom makes an official announcement in the future…hopefully.
If this leak is true, however, it would be the first time ever that western folks will be able to officially experience these games in English. Ever since 2015, both Great Ace Attorney games (titled Dai Gyakuten Saiban 1 and Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2) only released for the 3DS/mobile devices in Japan, thus locking them behind a language barrier. While there have been vigorous efforts by fans to translate both games, many have also been longing official English releases of them to this day.
We’ll report back if/when this situation develops further in the future. Stay tuned.