Why Sherlock Holmes is called Herlock Sholmes in The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles


This week, Capcom announced The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is finally headed west – but the game comes with a puzzling difference.

The Great Ace Attorney games are a spin-off series set in the late 1800s (Japan's Meiji Period and Britain's Victorian era). They star Ryūnosuke Naruhodō, an English student at Teito Yūmei University and an ancestor of primary Ace Attorney series protagonist Phoenix Wright. Ryūnosuke travels to England and meets up with Sherlock Holmes – in the Japanese version.

But in the version we'll get to play on these shores, Sherlock Holmes is renamed Herlock Sholmes.

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