Quirky Sherlock returns
It's not entirely fair to say that the 3DS is on its last legs, but with the success of Switch and Nintendo's recent mobile push, it's no secret that the dedicated handheld is entering its twilight years. Rather than ignoring the 3DS and slowly pushing it out of the public eye and relevancy, Nintendo instead seems to be...
No objections here!
A few days ago we reported on the news that Capcom had pledged further software support to the Nintendo Switch, with the beloved Ace Attorney series getting a mention as a future release. Kotaku UK has apparently spoken to two sources which have given more detail on exactly what these plans involve. First up, it would seem...
No objection here
While some major third-party publishers have backed Switch enthusiastically from the beginning, others have been rather more reserved. Capcom has certainly been cautious early on, offering some support with ports and tweaked older games while waiting for indications of early sales. With the Switch having enjoyed a positive debut...
Laying down the law
Capcom has done a pretty decent job of ensuring that fans of the popular Ace Attorney franchise are well-served on 3DS. We've already had Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy,
Quirky Sherlock returns
Capcom has brought some fantastic Ace Attorney titles to the West as eShop releases, but so far the spin-off The Great Ace Attorney hasn't followed - there have only been vague and unlikely teases on that front. While we wait, though, The Great Ace Attorney 2 - subtitled 'Ryunosuke Naruhodo's Resolution' - is most definitely...
When it comes to the Ace Attorney series, there's certainly a sense of unease and nervousness around the future of the franchise. Though Capcom has produced multiple high-quality entries in the series for 3DS, not all have made it out of Japan, while those that have arrived are eShop-only downloads. Thankfully, confirmation of a sequel to...
Don't rush to judgement yet, though
The Ace Attorney series may now be a download-only franchise in the West, but at the very least recent entries have still been localised. The rather intriguing The Great Ace Attorney (called Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Bōken in Japan) is a recent exception, however, having stayed in Japan to...
Capcom testifies that it's a "full-length episode"
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice has already had two relatively small DLC scenarios, which have been non-canon 'what if' offerings. Now there's a full length episode that follows on from the events of the game, making it the heftiest extra yet. You can see details below, but don't...
Worth a watch for the music alone
We've just recently seen the release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice in the West, and as the Tokyo Game Show heads towards its conclusion we now have an official video focused the broader franchise. Notably, Capcom is celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the series. The video below is, naturally,...
"A phoenix approaches"
As you may have noticed, there's a free demo for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice out now on the 3DS eShop. The full title isn't far away, but this taster will allow us all to dive into the first court case. Nintendo has also shared an eight minute animated prologue to get us in the mood. It's an entertaining...
A demo is also on the way
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice is the next full entry in the series heading to the West, and the good news is that there's a confirmed release date and a demo on the way. The demo will arrive on 25th August and include part of the first courtroom scenario from the game, and the full title will arrive on...
No objections here
Nestled between the rowdy Street Fighter V stage and a rather impressive Monster Hunter airship at Capcom's E3 2016 sat an orange-tinted oasis of calm, in the Tibetan-esque temple of justice dedicated to Phoenix Wright's latest lawyerly adventure: Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice. We had the chance to go hands-on with a 20-minute...
Court is in session
Earlier today we reported on a discovery by a homebrew user on 3DS that suggested a Western name for Ace Attorney 6. It turns out that was right, as Capcom has now officially confirmed that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice is coming to the 3DS eShop in September, priced at $29.99 / £24.99 / €29.99 across North...
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6 is heading to Japan in early June - it's definitely coming to the West but, as yet, no release window has been given. We may have an idea of what it'll be called, however, thanks to a cheeky 3DS Homebrew user that made a copy of the recently released demo in Japan. By dumping the demo a user on
Possibly Fatal Frame, too
This generation in particular has seen the rise of more games being released in a digital-only format, something that has more or less been a double edged sword. On one hand, this has enabled publishers to localise titles that would otherwise have been deemed too risky to release in western markets, but this also has no...
Just thought we'd point it out
The Ace Attorney series has a loyal following in the West, perhaps not as big as in the GBA and DS glory days, but a sizeable enough fan-base to prompt download-only releases on the eShop. It's not just Capcom that seems keen to keep interest in the brand alive in the West, as Crunchyroll is doing its bit too. The...
The "Funeral Prosecutor"
The latest issue of Famitsu magazine will have new information on Capcom's upcoming Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6, including a first look at Wright and Co.'s main courtroom rival. According to translating fans over at Court Records, the new prosecutor is named Nayuta Sadmadhi, although this name might of course change when...
The Great Ace Attorney looks unlikely, though
This week Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6 was confirmed for the 3DS, along with the news that it'll be playable at the Tokyo Game Show. That news alone was exciting for fans of the series, though some extra snippets of information have since emerged. For starters, this one is coming to the West, which is...
New extended video showcases features
The Great Ace Attorney arrives in Japan this July, while we await news of a Western release; we'd bet that Capcom may go the eShop-only route that it has with its previous two releases in the series. This entry steps back into the past, with the original Ace Attorney heading to 19th Century London and meeting up...
AKA The Big Book of Courtroom Breakdowns
So sure, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies never came out in a physical form for most of us, and that might still sting a bit. For those still yearning to feel justice in their hands, however, a different sort of medium has arisen. Capcom's courtroom style will be set to page this coming 9 June...
No appeal needed
The Ace Attorney franchise is well known but, when considered in isolation, it's a bit of an oddity. With its exaggerated characters, stilted animations and a tendency to be as wordy as a Tolstoy novel — not really, but there's a lot of reading — we'd have perhaps expected it to be a one off release in the West before being...
European and North American release dates announced
Let the record show that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy has been cleared for a December release on the 3DS eShop, according to Capcom. The company made its announcement during the "World of Capcom" panel at New York Comic Con. North American truth-seekers can expect the game on 9th December,...
Watson is still a child with a medical degree
We were clued in yesterday to The World's Greatest Detective showing up in Capcom's upcoming The Great Ace Attorney (aka Ace Attorney: The Adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodou). Now Famitsu Weekly has released more information and images on the game's renditions of Sherlock Holmes and his legendary...
Elementary, my dear Watson
It has been reported that Capcom's forthcoming 3DS title The Great Ace Attorney will feature Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective Sherlock Holmes — but with a twist. According to Game Jouhou, the famous sleuth will be joined by his famous sidekick Watson, who will be an 8-year old girl as opposed to a strapping...
3DS download gamers have seen a few high-profile titles make the transition to smart device platforms — iOS and Android — over the years, an example being Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy. That release from Square Enix actually turned out to be fairly pricey for those wanting every bit of content on a smart device, making those with the 3DS...
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...
And how the popularity of a certain prosecutor shook things up
In honor of the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy being announced for the 3DS eShop later this year, Official Nintendo Magazine has published its full interview with series creator Shu Takumi on its website. The interview is a meaty read for Ace Attorney fans, offering plenty of...
Screens, details and a trailer released
Japanese 3DS owners have had a chance to enjoy Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection for over a month, a remastered compilation of the first three games in the popular Capcom series. In exciting news the company has now confirmed Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy for a release in the West, arriving exclusively...
A puzzling crossover to be solved
It's no surprise that the announcement of Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney back in 2012 in Japan caused quite a buzz among keen Nintendo portable gamers. The two franchises typify much of what made the DS a phenomenal success — even if Ace Attorney had its beginnings on Game Boy Advance — by...
The first three adventures in one handy package
Capcom is releasing a special Ace Attorney collection for the 3DS which contains the first three games in the best-selling series. While the 3DS console's unique screen will be used to give each game a sense of depth, they will remain effectively unchanged from a graphical perspective. English...
Hopefully being pointed towards 3DS
Although its download-only release format won't have been to the taste of all series fans, gamers outside of Japan thankfully got a chance to play the latest entry in the Ace Attorney series — Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies — on the 3DS eShop; we thought it turned out rather well, awarding 9/10...
We won't object to this news
It's not that long since Nintendo confirmed that Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was getting localised for release in North America and Europe in "early 2014". During today's action-packed Nintendo Direct presentation, Satoru Iwata brought European 3DS owners the good news that the game's arrival date...
No objection to this development
Way back in August we finally had confirmation that Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney was being localised for an early 2014 release in both Europe and North America. Updates since then have been non-existent, however, so it's reassuring that the title has now been rated by the Australian Classification Board, which...
Motohide Eshiro also wants to revisit Devil May Cry and Shadow of Rome
Motohide Eshiro is the producer of Capcom's recent 3DS offering Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, and has worked in a wide range of roles at the company, including a programmer, director and planner. Given this wealth of experience, it seems only fair to ask which...
Making the case internally
While it may be an eShop-only release in the West, there are likely to be a keen group of Nintendo portable gamers eagerly awaiting Capcom's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, a new entry in the popular series. It's the fifth entry in the main series, but not the fifth overall in the franchise, as that honour...
Future unclear, but sales could prove a factor
Ace Attorney fans outside of Japan have waited some time for the return of the series to their shores. The announcement of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies arriving in Europe and North America this fall brought out the confetti for the faithful, but concerns arose when it was also revealed...
Phoenix's début on the big screen makes a good case
While the video game and movie industries have arguably managed to advance and make some great strides over the last few years, the same can't be said for their offspring. Whether it be the sexy archaeological adventures of Lara Croft, or the hard-hitting, guns-a-blazing ways of Agent 47, most...
We won't object
Remember Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright, or perhaps you know it as Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney? It was announced way back in October 2010, and brought fans of both series to a state of giddiness with the very thought of the rookie lawyer and top-hat wearing puzzle master combining forces. Confirmed for Japan, Capcom and...
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