Capcom's fresh batch of screens and video for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies for the 3DS showcase the franchise's typical flair for eccentric characters, and crime scene investigation. Yet before you even see the game in action, you'll be greeted by its final ESRB rating: "M" for Mature content, meaning it is not intended for players under the age of 17.
That's right, after all those past murder cases in all those past games, four key factors regarding Dual Destinies have finally warranted an M-rating from the ESRB: violence, blood, suggestive themes and language. It's the first title in the series to carry such a restrictive age rating here on our shores, but we're not alone; Dual Destinies' content has similarly been deemed too mature for players under 15- and 16-years of age in the Japanese and European markets, respectively.
You may or may not see hints of this Rated-M-ness in new gameplay footage that puts us in the shoes of Apollo Justice as he and Athena Cykes investigate a grisly murder scene with some rather ominous clues left behind by Phoenix Wright himself. In any case, it's a good look at how you can really get up close and personal to find clues this time around.
In the next trailer, Apollo is introduced to the game's prosecutor Simon Blackquill. Still serving time for a crime he commited, Prosecutor Blackquill is held back by shackles that bind him. That doesn't stop him (and his loyal hawk Taka) from leaving quite the impression on poor Justice! Blackquill sure takes the whole courtroom battefield analogy quite seriously.
Also look everyone, it's Klavier Gavin!