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Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Japan-only?

Capcom not planning Western release.

Ace Attorney Investigations 2, the latest entry in Capcom's much-loved DS detective franchise, isn't getting a European or US release, according to comments from the publisher.

When, during a recent Ask Capcom video, he was asked if there were plans to localise the game, VP of strategic planning and business development Christian Svensson, replied "The answer is 'no.' Sorry about that."

He later clarified his statement to Siliconera, offering a sliver of hope for fans of the franchise.

"Regarding the question, plans change all the time so I would probably rather use the 'There are no plans for a Western release at this time for AAI2.'"

Its predecessor, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, launched on the DS last year, scoring 8/10 from Eurogamer's John Walker.

Level-5 recently revealed that it was borrowing Phoenix Wright, the star of the original Ace Attorney game, for a spin-off featuring its own Professor Layton.