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Director For Latter Ace Attorney Games, Takeshi Yamazaki, Departs From Capcom


Posted on July 12, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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The Ace Attorney series in recent years has been very static as for shipping any new additions for the line of titles. The last entry taking place back in 2017 with The Great Ace Attorney 2: The Resolve of Ryūnosuke Naruhodō which shipped uniquely in Japan for Nintendo 3DS followed by an Android port the year after. However, there is not understanding of what direction the series will be heading as of reporting.

And in the midst of this limbo for the franchise, the director for the latest mainline entries alongside being responsible for the Investigations spin-off series – Takeshi Yamazaki is leaving Capcom. He made the announcement on Twitter recently and thankfully Ace Attorney-centered outlet Court Records translated the post.

Although Yamazaki will not be involved with the Ace Attorney series anymore along with any other projects underway at Capcom, he does state he will be continuing his endeavors in the industry with “new challenges” ahead of him, Court Records relays.

In the midst of reporting, many that first intercepted the report presumed that to be the original trilogy director – Shu Takumi – but he is still operating under Capcom. While Takumi was not involved with the latter installments that Yamazaki helmed, he was very much involved with The Resolve of Ryūnosuke Naruhodō as he way positioned as a Director and Scenario Writer.

Although Yamazaki is a director for the later entries, he was involved with the series since the first entry in 2205 working on the Nintendo DS version of the game. He was also posed for the same role in development for Justice for All and Trials and Tribulations as both titles received DS ports as well.

Currently, the most movement that came from the series is the re-release of the first three games for modern systems last spring. Announcing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – the remastered bundle offers a revamp of the digitalized Game Boy Advanced titles with 1080p resolution imagery and other small additions made to the original title. You can read the full announcement by heading here.

Did you play any of the Ace Attorney titles directed by Takeshi Yamazaki?

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