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TinyCast 011 - Batsune Miku
Tiny Cartridge • TinyCast
TinyCast 11! For this episode, we took a brief break from Pokémon to discuss other games we’ve played lately, like Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate, and Hometown Story. We also talked about Hyperdimension Neptunia PeePee a ton for some reason. Yeah, it’s a really weird episode, but we had a lot of fun with it!
Dude’s shoulder game is unreal ⊟
Doesn’t even have to tap a button to switch calls; he just leans his head to one side to pick up another one. Need to talk to two people at the same time? You can keep your conference calls; all he’s gotta do is shrug. He must be calculating his monthly bills in that planner, what with his two phone plans, and the fines he’s racking up from ballin’ so hard.
This is from Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, by the way, and the photo comes from Rise Above the Cilantro.
Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies is out on the eShop ⊟
Also out on the eShop today and sure to be overlooked: the NES’s Star Soldier. It’s great to see Konami hasn’t forgotten about Hudson, and is still releasing the once-great publisher’s old games on the 3DS Virtual Console.
Props to Walter Newton for the GIF, and additional props to Capcom for this Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies launch trailer:
Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies’ giant “Objection!” finger ⊟
I don’t have one of these. This is a problem!
Ace Attorney: Drawers of Destiny ⊟
Yep, Trucy’s back, and she’s brought her “magic panties,” a magic trick that makes the panties appear to have infinite storage space. It’s like a rabbit in a hat, but… panties. And now you can see them in 3D.
Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies localization insights ⊟
I am SHAKING with excitement after playing the Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies demo, and I had to write a post about this game. Luckily, Capcom Director of Localization Janet Hsu posted a really fascinating article about some of the decisions made in localizing the new game.
The discussion about Athena Sykes’ name is interesting, but her explanation of the process of making prosecutor Simon Blackquill make sense for Westerners is a really great read.
Take for example, his samurai/Japanese tendencies. Both Victorian-era English and Japanese can be quite verbose and poetic, so when Blackquill spouts sword metaphors, the two styles blended together very naturally. Also, you’ll notice that in the localization, we’ve labeled him a samurai instead of a rōnin (which are technically a subset of samurai). This deliberate choice was made because samurai are simply more easily recognizable and readily understood by a Western audience than rōnin, especially when some people don’t even see a difference between the two in the West.
There’s a lot more at Capcom-Unity. You should go read it, then download the demo, then play it 30 times in a row.
Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies demo out on eShop ⊟
Play the first two cases from Ace Attorney Investigations 2 ⊟
So the big Ace Attorney news today is that the fifth game, Dual Destinies, releases in North America and Europe’s 3DS eShop on October 24 for $29.99/€24.99.
The other great announcement, though, is that the fan translation team for the Ace Attorney Investigations 2 spinoff just released a patch that lets you play the first two cases of the Japan-only DS game. Great to see our court system working as intended here.
Custom Ace Attorney 3DS XL cases ⊟
Another slick production from Tony Sarkees, an actual attorney! I wonder if many lawyers have played Capcom’s series, like, “Finally, a game about my life.”
BUY Nintendo 2DS and 3DS/XL consoles, upcoming games
Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies will be $30 (plus a bonus deal) ⊟
The digital-only release of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies means Capcom can afford to charge a bit less than a retail 3DS game. It’ll launch at $30, or One SMT4 Credit. Good news for the people who would have destroyed their gaming budgets to buy it at ANY PRICE. Capcom-Unity has some new screens too.
In other savings-related news, Bit.Trip Saga will be on sale for five dollars on the eShop starting September 1. That’s six incredible games for FIVE DOLLARS.
Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies’ DLC intro ⊟
Wow, that is some real animation in the opening of the Turnabout Return case - which is, I must remind you, about defending an orca in a pirate costume who is accused of murder.
While I’m beyond excited about this game, and this case, and everything, what I really want to point out (as was pointed out to me by Jason Schreier of Kotaku) is that the Ace Attorney 5 3DS icon is amazing!
"Phoenix Returns" by Nina ‘Space Coyote’ Matsumoto ⊟
This is one of several dozen pieces that will appear at Fangamer X Attract Mode, the amazing art show returning to Seattle’s 1927 Events during PAX at the end of the month.
How have we not already promoted this event to death? It’s run by two super friends (really, it’s a shame to see they’re at odds for this show), and the list of participating artists is nuts. The show will also feature some indie games (17-BIT’s GALAK-Z and Capy’s Synchroma), music (Danimal Cannon and, OMG, Virt), and more.
Cover is just $10 — be there on August 31, from 7PM to midnight. Prints will be available for sale at the show, and likely online afterward.