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More Sherlock scans, info for Great Ace Attorney ⊟
You can click the images to see larger versions of these Famitsu scans. According to Court Records, The Great Ace Attorney (or Dai Gyakuten Saiban) will mostly take place in London, though the first case is set in Japan.
The game follows college student Ryuunosuke on his path to becoming a formal attorney. He meets Holmes after transferring to England to study law. More details at Court Records:
"Court and investigation proceed in mostly the same way, but during investigations Ryuunosuke and Holmes will use “joint reasoning” - a system where, as Ryuunosuke, you must point out any inconsistencies in Holmes’ rapid-fire reasoning. (The example shown is Holmes accusing a witness of being a certain revolutionary.)"
The game sounds afoot, y’all.
Review: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney ⊟
Professor Layton and Ace Attorney games take place in the same universe now. As soon as I started playing Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney, I started pondering the implications of this crossover, and my delight in that fact continued throughout the whole game.
Here’s what it means: there is a version of Earth much like ours, except… England is a collection of old-timey, cobblestone-laden villages where swordfights are common, people look like Tintin characters by way of Muppets, and absolutely everyone is obsessed with puzzles.
Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, the USA is Japan, kind of, but also kind of not – a land of yokai villages, mystics, and ramen carts, all rendered in oversaturated color; it’s a land where everyone is shocked at every piece of new information, and everyone screams at all times. There is one judge.
Here’s Sherlock Holmes in the Great Ace Attorney ⊟
The little girl is Capcom’s version of Watson, a pink-haired 8 year old. Don’t underestimate her, though — Iris Watson is a genius with a medical Ph.D., and the author of novel series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
The 3DS game is set to release in Japan next spring. Thanks to Kotaku for posting these scans and details from the latest issue of Famitsu.
Sherlock Holmes [may be] in the Great Ace Attorney ⊟
[Update: I should point out, of course, that we’re not 100% sure the Famitsu leak is accurate; we’ll find out when we see scans or when Capcom announces this on the 11th. The silhouette above is official but the characters are still unnamed.]
With a version of Watson, called Iris, who is a) eight years old and b) still a doctor. You keep doing you, Ace Attorney. The news comes from a Famitsu leak (thx Gematsu) and teased by silhouettes on the official website.
I’m just coming off Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, and I’m definitely jazzed about an 1800s version of English Detective and Clueless Lawyer. Although by definition Sherlock Holmes isn’t as much of a gentleman as the Professor. A new “Joint Reasoning” system allows players to decode mysteries by identifying when Holmes goes too far in his reasoning (something like “to the other side of the truth”).
The downside of this is that Tumblr’s going to learn there is more than one interpretation of Sherlock Holmes.
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright out next week ⊟
August 29, to be exact! The U.S. launch comes only 22 months after the Japanese release, and five months after its European/Australian debut. It’ll come out to the eShop and retail stores — preorder it for $30 here. Art via iwo.
Capcom “touching up” localization of Ace Attorney Trilogy ⊟
You got me, Capcom. I will happily buy the Ace Attorney games again. I wasn’t particularly interested in the 3DS ports, but Capcom’s localization team (led by localization director Janet Hsu, who posted this info on Capcom-Unity) went back through and fixed up the text. Hsu outlined some changes:
"We have re-mastered the sound effects and background music, and yes, we’ve even proof-read the text again! Rejoice, for the miracle did happen! Finally! …Not that that’s something I should be saying too loudly… *hangs head in shame*
All joking aside, the translation has received a much needed touch-up job, including some re-translations that I hope will help the dialogue flow more naturally, and tweaks that should make some of the more difficult cross-examinations easier to solve using, dare I say… LOGIC *gasp!*”
But if you want to avoid the localization entirely, you can do that. The 3DS release has the full Japanese text as well! How awesome! Ready to learn hella puns and legal vocabulary in Japanese? I’m not, but I’m damn sure gonna try!
Ace Attorney Dual Destinies coming to iOS in North America/EU ⊟
It just came out as a surprise release in Japan, but don’t worry: the iOS port of Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies is coming “soon” to North American and European territories.
Though it’s not my favorite Ace Attorney game, it is still an Ace Attorney game, and therefore probably worth playing. And the 3D art looks really nice on iOS!
Layton, Ace Attorney artbooks coming from Udon ⊟
Yayyy, Udon Entertainment will be publishing English versions of the Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies artbook and the Professor Layton handbook, which, by the way, had better have a puzzle on every other page or somebody done goofed.
Also the artbook for Gungnir, one of Sting’s Dept. Heaven strategy games? How intriguingly random. I am down with a reality in which a company can survive translating and printing artbooks for Gungnir in America.
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Ace Attorney Investigations 2 beta translation patch released ⊟
What a great month it’s been for DS games and fan translations! You can grab the beta patch for this 2011 sequel to the Miles Edgeworth spin-off at GBAtemp. Naturally, you’ll need a digital copy of the game, one we hope you procured in a somewhat legal manner with a purchased copy (you can buy the import game here).
eShop-only Ace Attorney Trilogy coming to the West ⊟
Capcom just announced that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, which collects the adventure game’s first three releases for the 3DS, will release in the West this Winter.
Like Dual Destinies, this will be a digital-only affair, which we should all be able to agree is significantly better than a Japan-only affair. The game will feature both English and Japanese language options. Look for this and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate to pop up at E3.
Ace Attorney manga in a law library ⊟
I thought that a law library stocking Ace Attorney manga was the best thing ever, but then I saw these Tumblr reblogs arguing its authenticity.
Photo originally posted by Michelle!
Meiji-era Ace Attorney game’s first trailer ⊟
We don’t get any gameplay, but here’s a glimpse of the 3DS game’s new hero Naruhodou Ryuunosuke (an ancestor of Phoenix Wright) and his assistant Mikotoba Susato. We also get to see what courtrooms looked like
in turn-of-the-century Los Angeles during the later years of Japan’s Meiji period.