Phoenix Wright creator Shu Takumi initially believed the “series should not continue”
Posted on March 13, 2014 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in DS, General Nintendo, News
Initially, Phoenix Wright creator Shu Takumi intended to end things after the third game’s release.
He explained to ONM:
“I felt that Phoenix’s story had been told, and that the series should not continue. Knowing when to end a story is very important and I wanted to avoid dragging it out and having it become a shadow of its former self.”
We did eventually end up getting Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney. Phoenix Wright wasn’t playable, but he did appear in the game – a result that came about as a request from Takumi’s colleagues.
“Years later, when it was decided within Capcom that Ace Attorney 4 would go ahead, my position was that we should change the main character and tell a new story. I didn’t plan to have Phoenix in the game, but my colleagues said they wanted him to appear in some form, which is why he ended up being the accused in the first case in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney.”