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Ace Attorney Trilogy Will Boast Visual and Dialogue Tweaks, $29.99 Price Tag

Posted by Damien McFerran

Any objections?

Capcom has revealed some more details about the forthcoming Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy on the Nintendo 3DS.

The collection of games won't be a direct port of the already-available iOS versions, with Capcom stating that graphical changes will be present. The script is also being tinkered with, although it sounds like the changes are quite subtle as Capcom claims that dedicated fans who recall the original DS games are most likely to spot the differences.

Finally, there's the price tag. Ace Attorney Trilogy will cost $29.99 when it arrives as a digital download on the 3DS eShop. Are you excited about getting your hands on this collection, and what do you think of the price? Submit evidence by posting a comment below.


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luke88 said:

Feel like I too often whinge about pricing on here, yet I'm going to do it again; : ) I really hope it's no more than £19.99 in the U.K. If it isn't I'll get it for sure.



JadedGamer said:

It's a more than fair price considering the used ds individual cartridges Will cost around 20usd each



ueI said:

Even with improvements over the iOS version, twice the price seems a bit much.



alLabouTandroiD said:

For 20€ this surely would've been an instabuy.
For everything above i have to think long and hard when it comes to downloadable stuff.
Especially since Dual Destinies cost less.



Lizuka said:

I don't think I'll be getting this - I still own all of the DS versions. If it were $20, maybe, but too many other things I need to get.



SpookyMeths said:

Yep, sold. Fair price. I'll trade in my physical DS copies for about $20 credit at my local used game shop.



MagicEmperor said:

A classic trilogy I loved and played on the original DS. Will I replay them by purchasing this particular release?

Sure, why not?



spizzamarozzi said:

Is Capcom going to release a text-based game in Europe again without a French, Italian, German, Spanish translation?! My english is decent enough to understand and enjoy the game, but if Capcom wants to get away with not translating their full priced text based games again, then we (the audience) are doing something wrong.



Shambo said:

I have an objection: I want a physical release for this. €30 is a fair price for a collection in a box, not for digital code only.



SilentHunter382 said:

I can see it being a €30 digital price tag. I was hoping for a €25 or less tag. I really want this game but €30 I will need to think about it even though I want it.



Iggly said:

I can bite at $30 dollars since this will be cheaper than buying them separately on Wiiware even if it's by a little.



ekreig said:

$10 a game is fair and more or less what I expected. Between this, PLvsAA, and The Great Ace Attorney coming out, my inner fanboy is pretty darn happy.



DualWielding said:

guess they'll fix "the miracle never happen" and that's it..... I would have preferred it being 19.99 but I'll pay the 29.99 because I want to play my part in ensuring future installments get localized



Pokefanmum82 said:

Definitely getting this. It's a good price for three games plus I don't have the DS versions.



allav866 said:

Same price you'd pay for the three titles on WiiWare, but now has less spelling errors! What a deal! Oh, and it also looks better, too.



Spoony_Tech said:

I might bite on this one. I've only played the first so 2 of these are new to me. Plus it will be nice to have them all in one place. Maybe I'll also wait for a sale cus I don't need this now anyways.



SpookyMeths said:

@TeeJay Not a Gamestop lol. Locally owned place. They give me about $5-15 each for the games I bring in (granted, I bring in games in great condition, with cases and manuals, etc). Bought the Borderlands 2 Vita bundle ($200) there a few months back entirely on store credit.



Ralizah said:

Fair price, but I already own them. I'm not sure what I'll end up doing.

Second game, Justice for All, is OK, but not as good as the first. The third game, Trials and Tribulations, is amazing, though. It builds off of the first two games to provide an utterly memorable story.



Tlink7 said:

@spizzamarozzi I really don't care if they don't translate the games, everyone should have more than enough English knowledge from attending classes. Nothing mayor is translated into Dutch and you don't see me complaining



Knuckles said:

Hold It! I thought this was going to be $20, not $30. While I will still buy it, I am a bit annoyed at the price.



Drac_Mazoku said:

I bought DD for 30$ and thought it was well worth the price. 30$ for 3 games with some's 10$ for each game. Not bad for me, I'll buy it day 1.



GustavoMaciel said:

Well, it is a whole lot of content, so it's probably worth it. I'm not a fan of the new visuals, but they should look better on the 3DS than on the iPad.



WYLD-WOO said:

HOLD IT!!! Just look at the second-hand price of the three games together and considered the improvements made. Surely everyone will see it's well worth the price.



conditionals said:

I still think that story and gameplay-wise, Ace Attorney 4 is the best one, but it never gets any love. Never went to Wii, iOS, anything.



CanisWolfred said:

@Knuckles Why would you expect $20?

Anyways, this is pretty much what I expected! Definitely looking forward to this. All I'll have left to grab will be Apollo Justice, too.



ejamer said:

I'll hold out for a retail release. If that happens then I'll happily buy; if not then I'll happily pass.

Pricing seems fair considering the content, but I'm just not a fan of digital content.



Jampie said:

I already have the physical copies, but I'll definitely be double dipping! The price is fair since buying each game on the DS nowadays would cost more; it's about $20 for each game, I believe? $10 per game is fine by me.



Nintendzoey said:

I have played all the Ace Attorney games that have been released so far. I sold all my DS games a few years back though, so will probably buy these again just for the 3DS.



sinalefa said:

Not in my priority list. Digital only looks good for Capcom. As I said in the forums, the games have poor replay value and are somewhat niche, so no one will return them after beating them or buy used.



Mytoemytoe said:

It's a rip-off but I love the games.

Wish they would consider the US audience more in making the games. I don't mind Japanese cultural references, but one of the DLC episodes was so niche that they decided to forego localizing it altogether. And they do a pretty poor job of proofreading the dialogue, which is what they're alluding to when they say you'll spot differences, I'm sure.

The point I'm trying to make is.. I'm not sure. Make Ghost Trick 2, I guess. Really, though. Make Ghost Trick 2, please!



Prof_Clayton said:

Just picked up every AA game released in the US last week, even Investigations. They cost about $130 between them all. The original three cost me $60, so this is a steal people.
If this one ever goes on sale I'll be sure to grab it, but $30 for three games I have recently played through is a bit much. If I had never played, I'd jump on this immediately... because this is 60 HOURS of gameplay people.



WYLD-WOO said:

@Tasuki - I more than anyone would love a special edition with all the bells. The massive problem Capcom have is the game series has never had much reply value as @sinalefa has rightly stated. The amount of people that have played this game series through a second-hand purchase is very high.

It's good that the digital market exists as its saved this series for the time being. The digital download provides a profitable means of release for Capcom in the localization of current and future installments of Ace Attorney.



burninmylight said:

It's a good thing I forgot these were on WiiWare, otherwise I would have gotten them already. Since I've yet to ever play a Phoenix Wright game, $30 for three games sounds fine to me.



Nashew said:

Absolutely buying it. I've wanted to try the AA series for a while now, and at a cheaper price than I could get the DS versions for, this is perfect.



DarkKirby said:

As much as I like Phoenix Wright the games are something you really can only play through once as once you already know what happens the excitement of the game is kind of lost.

Also, where the heck is Edgeworth 2 Capcom?



Shugo said:

I've played through the Japanese 3DS Trilogy, and I'm fairly disappointed with the quality. The animations are missing a lot of frames and most of the visual effects (other than "fade to black") are missing entirely. This makes many characters seem a lot 'stiffer' than the originals.

The English script in the Japanese 3DS version was really outdated and poor compared to what we got in the western DS versions, too. Which is why I'm wondering what they're talking about here; are they just referring to updating the scripts from Japan by copying in the western ones? Or are they actually going to go through and edit the western scripts? It'd be nice if it was the latter, because those old games have a wealth of typos even in their final revisions (especially AA2).

However, unless they also plan on fixing up the lacking visuals I can't really recommend this version over the DS/WiiWare versions. The originals are far more polished and they aren't even expensive; the WiiWare versions are $10 a pop while the DS versions usually sit around $10~$12 used on Amazon. The 3DS version makes a good replay for veterans, just to see the new graphics, but newcomers should definitely go for the originals for the full experience.



kingston589 said:

Sorry but id rather just buy the originals and have them physical. Plus there is just to many games and so little money



Lizuka said:

@Ralizah I disagree on the second game, maybe because I played it first (bought it not knowing at the time that there was more than one game). Personally think the second game is better about avoiding the start and stop nature of things between switching back and forth between trials and investigations than the first game is, plus the first game's script feels a lot more simple and plain than the other games. The third game is undoubtedly the best in the series, though.



Ralizah said:

@Lizuka Well, let's look at the cases piecemeal, and then as a whole. The first case has a really awful amnesia gimmick and an obnoxious villain. Of course, the first game has a VERY basic first case, but this one is even less fun to play, somehow. So: worst tutorial case in the series. The second case is decent and adds a number of elements to the series, but it is the only one that is relevant to the larger plot of the series. The third case is almost universally reviled. The fourth and final case, while pretty good, is, for me, the worst final case in the original trilogy. It's just an isolated incident that comes out of nowhere and has no larger bearing on the series. It does make for an interesting case, though, I will admit. So, for the shortest game in the series, it sure is lacking in consistency. Moreover, my biggest problem with it is that, unlike the first and third games, which gradually build up these big stories, the second game is very episodic. It's not entirely a waste: it introduces Pearl, Franziska, and fleshes out the situation with Maya's family. However, it feels like a prologue to Trials and Tribulations. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as it means the third game can just focus on being awesome, but it doesn't really have it's own identity.

Anyhow, those are my feelings on the situation.



One-Winged-Pit said:

@Ralizah I think you analyzed the second game fairly well, it was the worst in the series, even when I first played it years ago the first three cases were easy and unmemorable but I did enjoy the last case very much, but I do not think it should be penalized for not being related to the larger plot, besides being the stand out case for Phoenix.



soma said:

I thought they were releasing a physical package, so it's download only? Or will there be a physical copy?



Ralizah said:

I'm not really penalizing the last case. I mean, I love RftA, and that doesn't really relate to the larger plot either. I just didn't care for how episodic the whole game felt. It's not a bad game, by any stretch of the imagination, but I think the first and last game set a really high bar for the series that the second one just can't reach.



Capt_N said:

I wonder if the dialogue tweaks are removal of pop culture references, & also if the visual changes will mean style change, or simple/subtle tweaks to character designs?

I'm not sure I'm interested in a game with little replay value.



Manaphy2007 said:

well im not complaining if its $30 for all 3, its basically $10ea with some updates like visuals and 3d (though i rarely use it, it is nice to nee it in 3d once in a while) capcom is stepping up, even if its baby steps, about supporting nintendo more, well mostly the 3ds, now if they can start focusing on wii u i would be happy, not just vc games but some of their other games like a new RE for wii u i dont get why people are super against digital only, if its still coming then you should support, im still planning on getting dual destinies, sure i want the physical but if its only digital then i wont complain, its still coming. think about it, devs that start out with digital only are not stingy, they wanna impress the investors because its what they tell them, should the sales expectation fall short then no retail. look at senran kagura burst, xseed wants to do retail too but people are just too selfish to support, they protest and that doesnt work, only 0.5% of the time it does. so if enough people buy the game then we might see a retail version but we wont if you guys keep protesting.



soma said:


So should I buy the digital version that I don't want to have a minor possibility of getting the physical version that I want?



LindsayPez said:

I am happy with that price and I'm looking forward to it. I never played the original games and always wanted to.



Porky said:

It may only be me, but I am an Ace Attorney veteran and I replay the heck out of the cases. It's like watching an anime episode everytime.



ChuJelly said:

30 bucks for a digital-only copy? Um... well. I was hoping it would be 20, but 30 seems a bit much for a digital game. I'll have to think about whether I want to buy or not. Would've been an instant buy at 20; 30 just seems too steep.



Beau_Skunk said:

Would rather get a physical copy if I'm paying that much for it. Though, I suppose technically it's the same price as buying the 3 WiiWare versions. (Which are $10 each.)

Plus at least the Eshop tends to have unexpected temporary sales, and price cuts. (Got Rayman 3D & Rayman Orgins for 8 bucks each from a recent sale the Eshop did, and they're also $30 games.)



ToxieDogg said:

I own all the original carts so I shouldn't really get this....but I most likely will Love this series of games.



Phle said:

I still don't understand why this is an eShop only release. Really, I would buy a physical copy day one. But I'm not sure a digital version is worth it.

I already own the original DS games. And they have left out Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice? Isn't that the game that counts as number four in the storyline? The game linking the trilogy and Dual Destenies for the 3DS?

I may get this, but it will really depend on what other games I end up getting & the chances that I'll buy it increase if it's on sale sometime. I can't lend this to my sister, and that will be the main reason for me to get this in the first place (and as it's impossible to gift eShop games that's not an option either). The second reason would be "just because I want it in my collection" but that reason kind of falls apart because there won't be a physical release...

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