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Athena Cykes returning in Ace Attorney 6, free investigations confirmed

Posted on December 18, 2015 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News

New details about Ace Attorney 6 are emerging from Jump Festa 2016.

First up, Athena Cykes will be returning in the game. She previously appeared in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. Also shown in a demo at Jump Festa, free investigations from previous titles will be possible.

We’ll keep you updated as we hear more about Ace Attorney 6.


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  • RoadyMike

    Athena is my 2nd favorite character from Dual Destinies(next to Simon), so this is incredible news for me! And looks like Trucy might have her own magic show!
    AAAHHH, c’mon Capcom! Give us the Great Ace Attorney and confirm AA6 for the west already!

    • AquaBat

      AA6 localization was confirmed by Capcom within hours of the reveal.

      A representative of Capcom in France posted via its Twitter account that DGS would not be localized, which seems to be the case.

      • RoadyMike

        Must’ve missed that. Thanks. Nothing was said about the Great Ace Attorney, was there?

        • AquaBat

          As I said, Capcom France claimed that the game won’t be localized. No other representatives from Capcom have commented on it.

          • RoadyMike

            I’m not good with japanese names of games. Pardon my cluelessness 😛
            That’s quite a shame. Hopefully Capcom will change their minds

  • Douglas Siano

    What about Phoenix’s college girlfriend?

    • AquaBat

      Iris is in prison and Dahlia is dead.
      As for the other characters…
      Godot is in prison if not executed for first degree murder.
      Franziska is abroad as part of Interpol.
      Edgeworth is Cheif Prosecutor but we all know he’ll be somewhere in the game.
      Maya’s probably still acting as
      Master of the Kurain Chaneling Technique and head of the Fey clan in the Kurain village. The connection between the Kurain village and the Kingdom of Kurain is unknown at this point.
      Pearls is in college. Time skips are truly quite disorienting. She may turn up though, since she was in Dual Destinies.
      Klavier Gavin is probably touring with his band, but who knows, it seems he turns up wherever Apollo can be found so we’ll have to see.
      Gaspen Payne is in the Kingdom of Kurain. His brother is nowhere to be found.
      Bobby Fulbright…well…let’s not get into that.
      Blackquill may show up, but his story is finished so he might not.
      As you can see in the picture, Trucy has a stage show! But we’ll probably see her at some point.
      The whereabouts of Gumshoe, Ema Skye, Lana Skye, Larry Butz, the Gramaryes, Mr. Hat, et cetera are currently unknown.

      • kthanxyousuck

        Klavier doesn’t have a band anymore.

        • AquaBat

          Right, they broke up three months after Daryan was involved in the smuggling operation and Interpol murder. Forgot about that. Must’ve gotten mixed up by the way Klavier still touts the band’s logo in Dual Destinies.
          He’s still an established singer though, along with being a prosecutor, so who knows. He did say he wanted to focus on being a prosecutor, but then he went on to perform at Themis with Juniper so I have no idea what they’re doing with his character.

      • Douglas Siano

        For the crime Iris committed, she shouldn’t be in prison for the time frame the series has run so far. She should already be out.

        • AquaBat

          Technically, the maximum sentence for accomplices to murder in America is around 10 years, and I’m not even sure if that’s for accomplices who didn’t know the murder would occur or knew about it beforehand.
          Assuming that the forgery trial was only a few months after the events of Trials and Tribulations, which I believe is correct, accounting for the seven-year timeskip and the time between Apollo Justice and AA6, it should be around 9 years or so. Adding to that, we really have no idea how sentences work in Japanifornia and how similar they are to real life laws because it really isn’t explored most of the time. I also didn’t look up Japanese law, which it would more likely be based on.

          Anyway, it doesn’t matter much, since Phoenix is in Kurain and Iris is in a Japanifornian prison.

  • duckck

    i hate athena

  • DeltaPeng

    I didn’t like Athena at first (still not sure about her clothes design), but after playing Dual Destinies I came to like her better. Her honest, all-out kind of personality is cool. Glad she’ll be returning

  • pegadoodle

    Oh boy…my least favourite main character…woohoo…

  • Link 70222

    So, what’s the difference between free investigations and… normal investigations?

    • AquaBat

      Remember how in the trilogy and Apollo Justice, you could just go around various places and talk to people and investigate scenes until you had enough evidence?
      That’s free investigation.

      Dual Destinies had all investigations within the scene of the crime, where you picked up all the relevant evidence, and were finished. You could still go places, but most of the time you were steamrolled by character dialogue. You couldn’t investigate anything outside of the relevant areas and find witty dialogue in talking points by examining trees and sidewalks and the like.

  • Stuart

    Why everyone hate Athena? I always liked her and I’m happy she’s back.

    But right know I’m more interested in that Trucy poster on the back…

  • Blue Basilisk

    Athena’s back! Just what I wanted! <3

  • Can anyone explain what free investigations mean? Oh, and Yay Athena!! My Fav character from Dual destinies!! XD

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