Ace Attorney 5 Announced for July 3DS Release in Japan

Ace Attorney, a series that has one of the largest actual cult followings in gaming, is coming to the 3DS July 25 in Japan. The release date was posted on the official website, but swiftly removed, likely due its addition prematurely to the official announcement. While the series received a crossover with Professor Layton on the console, this is the first wholly Ace Attorney main series game on the console.

In Japan, the series is hugely popular, even spawning a film adaption directed by Takashi Miike. While that level of fandom may never translate here, there have been rumbling that the game will come to North America, which is a must considering it’s almost completely text-based.