[[WMG:Edgeworth's memory of case 4 is flawed from the blow to the head he took at the start of case 3]]
Hence the sketchy tech level (flat screen tv+video tape).
[[WMG: Case 3 of [=AAI2=] will lead directly into [[spoiler:DL-6]]]]
More specifically, [[spoiler:once the case goes to trial, Manfred von Karma will receive his first penalty and take his revenge on Gregory Edgeworth]]. We already know that the third case will feature both [[spoiler:Gregory]] ''and'' [[spoiler:von Karma]], so when coupled with the precedent the first [=AAI=] set for copious amounts of ContinuityPorn, it seems natural that the writers would want to tie it in to a pre-established event in the series. What other event ''is'' there besides [[spoiler:DL-6]]?
* Looks like [[IKnewIt you guys are on the mark.]]
[[WMG: Franziska von Karma will be the one to investigate and capture Shelly de Killer.[[note]]Of course, this Troper has not yet played AAI2 and does not know if de Killer has been arrested.[[/note]]]]
More like wishful thinking; one of the games in the AAI series will involve switching to her perspective to track him down because ItsPersonal [[spoiler:(In 2-4, he shot her)]].
[[WMG: AAI3 will feature Phoenix and the Gavin brothers and the events surrounding his disbarment.]]
[[http://aceattorney.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline When you look at the dates]], AAI2 ends only a week before Magnifi Gramarye's death and Zak's arrest. And consider the relatively small timeframe for the two games (less than four weeks between Turnabout Airlines and The Grand Turnabout).
[[WMG: What the names might be if AAI2 gets localized]]
* Manosuke Naito: Chester Knight ("Knight" to represent his being the "knight")
* Gai Tojiro: Gerard Castle ("Castle" to represent his being the "rook")
** Another good one for Gai would be 'Rooks Hightower', thanks to his ChessMotifs.
* Shuji Orinaka: Rocky Cage. ("Rocky" to represent his being a boxer, and "Cage" to represent the reference to a prisoner in a cage)
* Isaku Hyodo: Barry Friese ("Barry", which sounds like "Barry" to reference "digging one's own grave," while "Friese" sounds like "freeze," as a reference to ice sculptures")
* Tsubasa Kagome: Robin Crane ("Crane" to match the reference to the rhyme)
** Souta Sarushiro: Simon Yuki ("Simon" Because it sounds like simian and Yuki because it sounds like a monkey [[spoiler:And it means snow something that impacted his life]])
*** Alternatively "Simon Key", partly for the pun of [[AWorldWidePunomenon "si(MONKEY)" ]], and because [[spoiler: he's the "key" to solving the mystery of the entire thing.]]
** Teikun Ou: Rex Leonidas ("Rex" Is Latin for King and "Leonidas" Matches his Lion like appearance)
** Tateyuki Shigaraki: Clyde Polestar ("Clyde" Can mean warm or snug referencing that he likes to hug and Polestar means the middle point in contrast to Edgeworth)
** Miwa Marie: Patricia Rolles (shortened into "Patty Rolles" = "Patrols", similar meaning to the Japanese name)
[[WMG: In "Turnabout New Year" in the manga, Gabriel's death was also murder]]
Their causes of death were the same, and considering that the killer seemed to want to set up there being a "curse" [[spoiler:so that Tucker would get scared and abdicate the presidency]], it stands to reason that Gabriel would be a natural start. As for why no one else figured this out, there are several cases in which past murders went unsolved until Phoenix or Edgeworth took the case (see DL-6, SL-9 and IS-7)
[[WMG: Desirée [=DeLite=] is the daughter of Bansai Ichiyanagi]]
* Because motorcyclists in red.