59 posts tagged phoenix wright
Ace Attorney’s new assistant: Mikotoba Susato ⊟
I mean, I guess it’s no surprise that the assistant in the Meiji-era Dai Gyakuten Saiban would be a woman in traditional dress, but here she is, Naruhodou Ryuunosuke’s assistant. According to Court-Records, she’s a “lover of foreign detectives and a progressive dreamer!”
The color scheme of her outfit also seems like a callback to Maya Fey’s look, though she doesn’t seem to be related to the Fey/Ayasato clan of spirit mediums.
TinyCast 022 - Wright 123 Ultimate
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TinyCast 22! After a short break, we’ve returned to talk about Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's reveal, Renegade Kid's Moon Chronicles, and hints for several Level-5 3DS games coming to the West.
The Ace Attorney 3DS collection is real ⊟
Either that, or this is a really convincing fake trailer… put together by Capcom and posted on their own YouTube channel. I’m a go with real.
It’s a bit hard to tell from the tiny windowed gameplay in the trailer, but the Ace Attorney 123 Wright Selection appears to use the original GBA/DS graphics (or maybe slightly cleaned up), rather than redrawn sprites like the weird looking iOS game. Even so, it’s been updated with 3D! (Update: There are screens on Capcom’s website showing the new “high resolution” graphics, and… well, I think they’ve been redrawn, but at least way better than the iOS graphics?)
This reportedly has the English text for the three games in it (as the Japanese DS games did), so if you happen to have a Japanese 3DS, you’ll be able to import a text-heavy game and read it for once.
Rumor: Ace Attorney 1-3 compilation on 3DS in Japan ⊟
Word reportedly out of a Famitsu magazine says Capcom will re-release Ace Attorney 1, 2, and 3 on 3DS in Japan on a single cart as Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodo Selection (Ace Attorney: Wright Selection). Apparently, all of these games have been updated with stereoscopic 3D.
What makes this easy to believe is that the GBA games have been ported and re-released so, so many times (GBA, PC, DS, Wii, mobile, iOS twice). It’s a bit weird that Apollo Justice isn’t part of the deal this time since Capcom is going DS > 3DS. Usually I understand because GBA games are the starting point, and the process of porting a DS native game would be somehow different.
But then I don’t know how true any of this is in the first place! So yeah! Gifs via the wonderful Court-Records… via, like, the games.
Some thoughts about Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies ⊟
As I neared the final case of Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, I was certain it was not only my least favorite game of the series, but the worst game. After completing the thrilling final case and experiencing the story as a whole, I no longer think it’s my least favorite story, though there’s no doubt in my mind it’s the worst in terms of gameplay.
Rather than connect all the thoughts swimming around in my head into some kind of coherent opinion, I thought I’d just… list them, or something.
TinyCast 011 - Batsune Miku
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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 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 ⊟
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.”
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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.
"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.