it is september 20th, the technical start of the autumn season. you sigh to yourself, letting the baseball cap in your hands fall to the ground. it’s no longer summer. your hat is off your head, and not worn backwards. it is no longer time to fucking party.
Capcom has uploaded yesterday’s stage show to YouTube! In addition to a live demo of the Joint Reasoning system, an extended trailer was shown teasing the presence of a jury system in the game! During the Q&A Takumi was asked about new systems in the game and mentioned there would be new things in court, so it looks like the jury may not just be for show!
The Joint Reasoning system, meanwhile, seems to involve Ryuunosuke listening to Holmes’ deductions, then going back and reviewing them (“Hold it, Mr. Holmes!”) and finding key phrases that led to a faulty conclusion. In this case, Holmes argues the Russian man we’ve seen in screenshots intended to cut off his beard, and is thus trying to hide his identity as a certain revolutionary. Ryuunosuke then inspects the man, finds a shock of pure-white hair, and argues the man aimed to cut that off instead to hide a different fact.
The jury scene can be seen at 4:54, and the gameplay demo of the joint reasoning system starts at 12:40.
Meanwhile, Holmes is a prosecutor and Ryuunosuke is dead!?
…No, not quite. These are stills from this year’s no-fourth-wall Special Court video. Although Capcom hasn’t released the video yet, they’ve provided these images to Game Watch, giving us a look at the London courtroom. As for what’s actually going on, Twitter user @hoso_boso gave a few hints, and C-R member Ash translated:
Ryuunosuke and Susato appear in the English court “because of DGS which is planned for a 2015 release”(screenshot 1). Then Holmes appears, who upon seeing Ryuunosuke blurts out “But aren’t you that dead Italian head cook?!” (See screenshot. He’s dead! But this will be explained later).
Holmes thinks that Ryuunosuke was the Italian head cook because of a certain telegram. The contents of that telegram? The truth behind this case? That’s what the Special Court is about.
There’s a secret to the telegram, but the story is mostly about Holmes’ silly mistakes.
As for how the characters appeared:
Holmes -> Natural airhead. Might describe him as a “clean Luke Atmey”
Susato -> Active, but can be a bit silly too.
Ryuunosuke -> Comments on and corrects both of them
Holmes also makes a comical meta-comment at the very end, which is very Takumi-like apparently.
Here’s hoping the full Special Court is released soon!