A Look at Word Choices and the Localization of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

There’s a lot more to localization than just translating a game, especially when it comes to titles that are heavily reliant on dialogue. Ace Attorney is a prime example where every single word can have a much bigger meaning depending on the character. The latest blog post goes over a lot of difficulties from working with the original DS text space, to simply deciding how to make a character use the appropriate tone for what they’re trying to express. The blog post itself goes into quite a few story spoilers so be aware, but it’s a great look at how dialogue can really impact overall enjoyment for any series.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is launching for PS4, Switch, Xbox One and PC on April 9. Those interested can check out the blog post here.