Capcom has announced that The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles sales numbers have topped 500,000 worldwide. The studio celebrated this milestone with a rather adorable piece of artwork depicting some of the key characters in the collection.
Why have The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles sales been so high?
Over on Twitter, Capcom revealed the sales numbers and shares the artwork, which depicts hero Ryunosuke Naruhodo alongside supporting characters like Susato Mikotoba, Kazuma Asogi, and Herlock Sholmes (yes, really). Capcom says that all of the "passionate fans" of the Ace Attorney series are the reason the game has met with such success. There are two versions of the artwork, one in Japanese and one in English, but it doesn't take an ace attorney to figure out what the Japanese text says at any rate.
Of course, there's another reason The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles sales have been so high: it's just a darn good collection of games. In our review, we gave the games a perfect score, citing their gripping narratives, beautiful visuals and animation, and excellent soundtrack as reasons for loving them. Judging by the reactions to Capcom's artwork on social media, it seems the fans agree. Here's hoping this success means Capcom will continue supporting the Ace Attorney franchise into the future, too. Maybe we'll even get some kind of Edgeworth-style Investigations spinoff!
What is The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles?
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a collection of the two Great Ace Attorney games, which were originally released for Nintendo 3DS. The games star Ryunosuke Naruhodo, an ancestor of Phoenix Wright, as he navigates the tricky legal systems of Meiji-era Japan and Victorian Britain. Of course, the games feature the same Ace Attorney investigative visual novel gameplay as their predecessors, although there are a few little twists thrown in here and there, like the ability to interrogate multiple witnesses.
You can grab The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles right now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. All in all, you're getting ten cases' worth of Ryunosuke and his adventures, which is pretty solid value. If you love these games, then after you've checked them out, we'd strongly recommend you take a look at the Ace Attorney Trilogy collection, which packs in all three of legendary lawyer Phoenix Wright's first adventures. It's a very special collection indeed.