A new trailer for The Great Ace Attorney has popped up, and while those who understand Japanese will be able to fully appreciate what's going on, the rest of us can at least see what's happening and draw our own conclusions.

The trailer shows off the main cast of characters including our new hero (and ancestor of Phoenix Wright) Ryunosuke Naruhodo, his assistant Susato Mikotoba, the venerable Sherlock Holmes and his trusty Watson (who in this game is a small pink-haired girl as opposed to the stuffy elder gentleman), and a legendary English prosecutor known as Baroque Bangieks. We also see scenes from both the investigative and trial portions of the game, showing us that this new game will be more of the same great Ace Attorney gameplay despite being set during the turn of the 20th century.

We've read in some reports that the new setting and cast of characters would lead the franchise in a new direction, implementing new gameplay mechanics and ideas into the normal formula. However, this video basically shows us the same things we've been doing since the first Ace Attorney game with some upgrades. Does that mean this game will not be good? Absolutely not, as the core gameplay mechanics are just as good as they've ever been. However, we're hoping to see a little more of that promised innovation before we jump headfirst into the deep end of the hype pool.

The Great Ace Attorney is due out this July in Japan with no Western release yet announced, but we're hoping that changes at this year's E3.