49 posts tagged ace attorney
Just like it has for every Ace Attorney game, Capcom has put together a web demo of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies. And just like I have for every Ace Attorney game, I’m going to try to play this demo in Japanese because I CANNOT WAIT.
My Japanese is awful. This is a game that relies entirely on wordplay and careful reading. Have fun!
Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies will be a digital-only release this fall
Capcom announced that its newest Phoenix Wright game will release to the U.S. and Europe this autumn, but only as an eShop game! The company’s SVP Christian Svensson explains:
“Sorry guys, but a physical release is not in the cards.
Historically it’s been tough to attract long term retail support for Ace Attorney titles. With the release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies we wanted as many people as possible to be able to enjoy the game for as long as possible. With that in mind we have opted for a digital-only release via the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
I understand that this decision may upset fans who wanted to have a physical version of the title to add to their collection but we believe this direction is the best to take.
We will be confirming details on the price point in the not-so-distant future which I hope will also shed more light on the strategy at play here.”
At least the publisher didn’t just skip the Western release altogether (like it did with Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth 2), I guess? Anyway, watch the first English trailer past the break:
Fantastic Ace Attorney 5 trailer
Man the animation is so good. SO GOOD. And that includes the 2D stuff in the trailer that won’t be used in the game, and the real 3D stuff. I’d pay for-real American dollars for a Phoenix Wright anime, of course.
SMH at the pre-order bonus costume DLC, though.
Ace Attorney 5 trailer
Looks SO GOOD in 3D! Of course, the resolution of this trailer is way better than actual 3DS graphics, but I’m at least hopeful it won’t look so bad in 3D now.
And, as Eric pointed out, the existence of high res assets makes it easy to port to tablets/phones later, without messes like those redrawn sprites in the recent iOS remake.
The opening scene is a really unfortunate coincidence.
Ace Attorney 5’s Japanese boxart, LE extras
So, by the looks of this game’s new prosecutor/antagonist, this is going to be a Guilty Gear crossover or whatevs. Nice feather.
Capcom will put out an Extended Edition for the game that will include the cute case pictured above, as well as a Figurine Edition that will include a mystery item. Maybe it’s the figurine. And then there’s the Limited Edition that includes both. Everything here releases on July 25.
Handsome, bratty, and maybe a bit vulgar: Apollo Justice
Since scans showing Apollo Justice’s return in Ace Attorney 5 hit last night, artists have churned out an impressive amount of tributes to the character’s new look. The artists behind these pieces:
I’m amazed at their ability to create such quality and clean-looking work despite simultaneously crying and shrieking while drawing these.
Apollo Justice is back for Ace Attorney 5
The hero of Ace Attorney 4 will make a return for the game’s 3DS sequel (though Phoenix Wright will return to star in the game), according to these scans from the latest issue of Famitsu.
This news seems to have crashed Court Records, so I can’t relay all the data fans have been able to deduce based on what’s shown so far, but I think it’s pretty clear from the image — Apollo is now part-mummy, which explains the bandages and missing badge. You see, mummies can’t be attorneys.
Either that, or he’s suffered burns from the bomb that went off at court (the event that kicks off Ace Attorney 5’s story). Seems presumptuous, however, to immediately dismiss the mummy evidence and accept that theory.
Sample pages of the Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney art book, out in Japanese stores tomorrow. Both of these series have spectacular art direction, so I’m not surprised this art book looks so nice.
Here’s another nice thought: even though this book might not be released in America, books aren’t region-locked, so you don’t need special equipment to look at an import copy.
Prof. Layton vs. Ace Attorney (Japanese) for $40
Got a Japanese 3DS? Got Japanese reading proficiency? Play-Asia’s daily deal offers Level-5/Capcom’s 3DS crossover for $39.95. The deal’s good today only or until supplies run out!
AMAZING GIF BY Snackooscience
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright concept art, showing the characters in the styles of each others’ games. And Layton as a robot for some reason. These images were released as gallery DLC for the 3DS game.
I like how Layton gets super manly and/or robotic, and Luke just looks the same. Lukes gonna luke.
Puzzles and courtroom scenes come together in this new Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney trailer — check out the Indiana Jones-esque scene bit at 00:53!
There is some craziness going on in Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, or at least in this art for the 3DS game.
Check out Hershel Bad Motherfucker Layton facing the beast like a hero of archaeology. Everyone is running for their lives, but he’s all: “I see a hidden puzzle!”
Yeah, professor. The puzzle is “There are a bunch of Dementor-type bird ghosts up in this piece. See if you can figure out how to get the fuck out of here.”
Buy: Professor Layton & the Miracle Mask
See also: More Professor Layton stuff