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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.
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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.

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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!

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New Ace Attorney 5 trailer

Along with that awesome artwork of Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata as Phoenix Wright, we got a new four-minute trailer for Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies (plus these GIFs from Shahadan!). It’s all in Japanese, but you’ll spot the return of characters like Pearl and Klavier. Watch the Nintendo Direct video after the break:

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Ace Attorney 5 demo
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!
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Ace Attorney 5 demo

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!

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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:


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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Oh neat, there’s a life-size Phoenix Wright statue at Capcom’s Tokyo Game Show booth for Ace Attorney 5, probably because the company couldn’t find someone to point into the distance for eight straight hours.

Also neat: attendees get to play the game in a replica courtroom (it looks a bit dilapidated because AA5 revolves around somebody setting up the bomb in the courtroom).

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See Phoenix Wright in 3D and in motion with this first Ace Attorney 5 trailer from the Tokyo Game Show!

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