If you're a fan of lawyering and have burned through every case Phoenix Wright ever took on, there's a new attorney landing on Switch that you might take a fancy to, and he's looking to knock Mr Wright off his perch. Sketchy Logic's PC Wright-alike Aviary Attorney is migrating to Nintendo's console on 30th January in a rather fetching Definitive Edition plumage.
The game channels a similar style of interrogation-based gameplay to Capcom's star lawyer series, although with visuals derived from lithographs by 19th century caricaturist J.J. Grandville, and audio courtesy of composers Camille Saint-Saëns, Hector Berlioz, and Frédéric Chopin, Aviary Attorney has a very unique flavour of its own.
Playing as Monsieur Jayjay Falcon, you and your apprentice, Sparrowson, will prance around 19th century Paris taking on cases and attempting to deliver justice for all in a game which originally released on PC and Mac in 2015. The Switch 'Definitive' version is getting a host of extras, including the following according to the official blurb:
- Beautifully re-scanned, re-edited, and re-drawn art to make the graphics the best they can possibly be. These beaks have never looked so sharp!
- Earn medals to show everyone you're the fanciest bird around.
- Visit the art gallery and see the characters in their natural habitats!
- Try the jukebox! Listen to the whole soundtrack in its 19th century glory!
- A new, dyslexic-friendly font and further accessibility improvements.
Originally a Kickstarter game, the game's press website details how Vertical Reach offered to port the game to Switch on the behalf of original developer Sketchy Logic and has done work "editing and redrawing old assets, updating the entire game to suit the console format". It's always reassuring to hear a developer has really considered the platform while transitioning a game to Switch - we've had enough of tiny text, and the fact that there's a new font option in this console version is encouraging.
Aviary Attorney will set you back $19.99 when it launches at the end of January 2020. Let us know below if you've played the game elsewhere and if it's worth getting your feathers ruffled about.