The long-standing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series is going into the past in its latest installment, The Great Ace Attorney: The Adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodou. This time, players are in the shoes of Wright’s ancestor, who lived in the Meiji Era (mid 19th to early 20th century). Taking advantage of this time frame, Sherlock Holmes has been revealed as part of the game.
Why Holmes and Naruhodou can meet is because the game is actually set in London:
This is a tale of Naruhodou, a young exchange student, meeting the famed detective:
Did you ever imagine that Sherlock Holmes would do such flashy poses? Sherlock’s J-game re-imagining is not nearly as striking as the change that Watson has undergone. That’s Iris Watson, actually! You may have caught, also, that Watson is an inventor, coming up with new things for Holmes to use in his investigations.
Japan loves its cute characters, so if someone wasn’t turned into a cute girl, I would’ve been stunned. Ace Attorney: The Adventures of Naruhodo Ryuunosuke has no overseas release plans, but I can’t see why this couldn’t be adapted for English-speaking audiences. It will be released in Japan in July.