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August 3rd, 2018

As you may know, Court Records, in collaboration with the Ace Attorney Discord and AAO, recently hosted an Ace Attorney themed Game Jam! That Jam recently ended, but you can see some of the entries here. Please note that given the short length of time, a lot of these games are in an unfinished or proof of concept stage.

You can check out the jam page, as well as comments from the organiser lazyplague at https://itch.io/jam/search-for-the-truth/topic/269345/the-game-jam-highlights

Circle of the Turnabout by DannyPlaysSomeGames! http://forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?p=1425264#p1425264
Basic Premise: A trilogy style case investigating another murder on Eagle Mountain.

Global Warming Real by The Gamer Cat! https://thegamercat.itch.io/global-warming-real
Basic Premise: It's just a picture of a polar bear in roblox.

Project Big Hat by Team Big Hat! https://lazyplague.itch.io/project-big-hat
Basic Premise: A reporter named Sydney Raine drives out to an apartment building to search for leads on a missing persons case. She meets the landlord, W.W. Washburne, and has a small chat with him.

Spooky Investigator by Arodude & co.! https://arodude.itch.io/spooky-investigator
Basic Premise: Two students, Pichu and Froyo, are taking a remedial exam for their “Magic and Investigation” class at this magical college, The exam consists of three investigations, all fairly short and not painful to solve. Pichu, our protagonist, clashes with Froyo in trying to solve these mysteries.

Turnabout Manor by discord user Mannequin! http://www.mediafire.com/file/dfom19hxc839h4b/TurnaboutManor-0.1-pc.zip/file
Basic Premise: Phoenix and Maya are invited to a manor for some closed-circle mansion shenanigans by a prominent lawyer. Upon arrival, they realize that their group of contacts, including Gumshoe, Edgeworth, and even Larry were invited as well.

Turnabout Underworld by Bigwins! http://www.aaonline.fr/player.php?trial_id=103891
Basic Premise: Set after the events of DD, Apollo takes on a locked room mystery, where Plum Kitaki is suspected of murdering the head of the Cadaverini family. However, there’s a lot more to this case that meets the eye, and it goes places that no one could possibly expect.

I hope you enjoy playing some of these games, and make sure to give your thoughts in the comments, on the Discord or the itch.io page!

By Toatali



July 7th, 2018

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An Ace Attorney Anime panel was held yesterday at Anime Expo, and it bought some new news about the upcoming season 2 of the AA Anime. The anime, which will begin on October 6th in Japan, is set to adapt Trials and Tribulations as well as recapping the Lost Turnabout (presumably to introduce Maggey to the anime). At the panel, Shu Takumi also confirmed new anime-exclusive content, including a new story set on a train. A new trailer was aired at the panel, but as of the time of writing has yet to be posted online.

The website for the show has also been updated, with some new renders of Godot and Larry in his security suit on the characters tab. You can find that here.

By Toatali



June 27th, 2018

Going to Anime Expo?

Staff behind the Ace Attorney anime, including series creator Shu Takumi and producer Motohide Eshiro will be there to give some news about the upcoming second series.

The show takes place on July 6th at 11.30am PDT, and you can find out more about the expo here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2018/06/20-1/crunchyroll-hq-anime-expo-2018

By Toatali



June 8th, 2018

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E3 2018 is just around the corner, and as usual, we'll be streaming most of the conferences at http://cytube.court-records.net/r/CR! Follow us on twitter to see when we're going live, and come and chat with us while we watch the latest exciting adverts.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Here's a timetable of the events so you can see which ones to catch:
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By Toatali



May 29th, 2018

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Famitsu has announced a port of Professor Layton and the Curious Village will be coming to smartphones soon under the title ‘Professor Layton and the Curious Village EX HD’ (a bit of a mouthful, if you ask me). You can visit the website at http://www.layton.jp/fushigi-app/, or just view the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEsq1eF7xB4

There has been no word yet on an English release.

EDIT: Trailer and Website link added

By Toatali



May 19th, 2018

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Hey, lazyplague of the AA discord here. As a long collaborative effort between C-R, AAO, and our discord, we’re proud to announce the details of a long-alluded to Game Jam!

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The Search for the Truth Jam is a Game Jam to celebrate Ace Attorney and our appreciation of the series as a whole! It’s a show of the love of the feeling Ace Attorney gives us, pushing through lies to find a deeper truth.

Gist of the Jam:

SftT is open to both games INSPIRED by Ace Attorney (Aka, a game where the focus is to find the truth. How you interpret this is up to you, go wild!) and fangames! Fangames, while not allowed on Itch.io, will be viewed as acceptable entries, and you’ll be allowed to showcase them on AAO and the discord itself.

The Jam will be a month long, July 1st to August 1st! That gives you roughly a month of planning, and a month of developing. You do not need to submit a finished product! Take your time, and just make something!

If you haven’t seen it, we do have a interest survey that I’d urge you to fill out if you haven’t! If you already did, refrain from doing so again.
Interest Survey!

Where does the jam take place?

Here!

Game Jam activities will be hosted on a separate discord server, as to allow focused and productive discussion and team-building. We will work on creating an environment where you can search for help, and also get feedback. You’ll encounter game devs of all kinds! Be sure to take advantage of it, and get the most out of this experience as you can. It’s character building, or something. At least that’s the excuse my dad gave me when he told me to shovel the driveway.

Same thing, really.

Who’s allowed to participate?

Everyone! … Unless you’ve been in some trouble on the partnered server. If you want to join the jam server, but are banned on the partnered server, please DM me first [@lazyplague#1217"> and we’ll arrange something. While I’d like to give everyone a space to work, I want to make sure everyone who joins the server is well-intended.

Along with that, if you raise a ruckus on the Jam server, we will punish you. Don’t make it harder than it needs to be.

What if I don’t like discord?

Well, you can post here about progress, make threads on AAO or CR about your prospective games I suppose, even! The itch.io page will be up eventually, so you can submit there without joining the discord. But you’ll have a far easier time finding teammates if you join the discord.

And of course, you can ask questions on here, and I’ll answer any questions I can.

Hope to see you in the server!

By lazyplague



May 16th, 2018

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The Layton series is making its way to Switch with Layton's Mystery Journey DX, a port of Layton's Mystery Journey for mobile/3DS. The game was announced for release in Japan on August 9th in Famitsu magazine, and includes new features for Switch such as updated controls and a 'puzzle-solving charm' that connects to the game via NFC.

No word yet on a Western release, but given that the game already has an English translation and has been available to English on mobile/3DS, I would expect it to make its way over to the West soon after its Japanese release.

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By Toatali



April 24th, 2018

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DGS2 is now available on the Google Play! And it doesn't look like Capcom has announced this yet or anything, so this scoop is a Court-Records exclusive.

Google Play isn't region-locked (although you'll have to make a secondary profile), and if that wasn't awesome enough already, it only costs 1980 yen. You'll still need to know Japanese to enjoy it, but if you haven't picked up DGS2 yet because you don't have a Japanese 3DS or it was just too expensive to get ahold of (or you just want to support the franchise financially), this is the perfect chance!

No word of an iOS release, but we're keeping our eyes peeled; given that this doesn't seem to have been officially announced yet and they often release ports for both, an iOS version becoming available soon is probably a safe bet.

And last not but not least, please give a very special thank-you to uwabami for discovering this.

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UPDATE: iOS version released as well!

By Bad Player



April 15th, 2018

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Hey everyone,

In 2006, I was barely into high school, and I had no idea this weird lawyer game whose forums I'd just signed up for would become a huge part of my life. Seven years ago, [strike">Phoenix Wright was disbarred[/strike"> I joined Court-Records' staff as a moderator. Two years later, Croik and Wooster asked me to take over as an admin (or, more accurately, I logged in to find my name green, but that's neither here nor there.) In the five years since then, I've learned a lot, seen several Ace Attorneys come and go, been lucky enough to host some contests that show off how talented this fandom is, met some great people, and had, uh, mixed success in keeping the site up to date.

Anyone who knows me IRL can attest that I have a bad habit of trying to handle everything in a project on my own, and it turns out that that's not a great model for running a site - especially when your free time to do so gradually vanishes over the years. My job has been taking up more and more of my time and energy, and I'm long past the point where I can give C-R the attention it deserves - and to be 100% honest, I'd like to use the free time I do have to focus more on creative work (writing and gamedev).

As of May 1st, I'm stepping back from C-R as a staff member. I won't be vanishing into the ether entirely - I'm sure I'll be around for new AA news and games - but I will be aiming to make a fairly clean break from working on the site.

But don't worry - one of the big lessons I learned as admin was that it takes a village, and I'm happy to say C-R has plenty of staff and community members who are stepping up to expand their roles and take over my duties:
[list">[*">General Luigi will help run the forum and field questions and mail to C-R as a general admin (hence our little April Fools' gag).[/*">
[*">Bad Player will do much the same.[/*">
[*">Toatali will help as a mod here and on the Discord, manage our social media, and help post English AA news.[/*">
[*">Henke will continue to work on the redesign and backend of the site.[/*">
[*">Cyreb will continue to work on the redesign and frontend.[/*">
[*">Lumos will help manage copywriting assignments to get our missing content (episode summaries, etc.) written.[/*">
[*">No Comment, Spirati, and Thomasfish will be working to get the site updated with missing game assets, the results of the above copywriting, and so on.[/*">[/list">

And we're always open for more help - if there's an area you'd like to lend a hand, don't hesitate to reach out. In particular, it never hurts to have folks who can speak Japanese and keep an ear out for news (though we probably won't be hearing much about the next AA until TGS.)

You may notice there's no one "head admin" in the above, and that's very much by design. We each have our skills and passions, and after trying to juggle everything myself these past couple years, I'm of the firm belief that a lot more gets done when everyone's got their own area to oversee.

I can't thank the above staff enough for helping out all these years (even as we've had periods of nearly grinding to a halt) and continuing to do so after my departure. I'd also like to shout-out the staff of our shared Discord for keeping things there running smoothly and helping spearhead a lot of fun new projects (like this upcoming game jam!) - I think a lot of good stuff is going to come out of that in the years to come.

My only regret is that I haven't done more done to leave things in a little better shape for the new crew. Of course, the internet's a wildly different placei n 2018 than it was in 2006, so I'm realistic about how active C-R's forums are - but I do wish I could've been more on top of keeping the main site up-to-date, been more proactive in keeping the forums friendly and welcoming, and been able to drive the new redesign out. But I've got every confidence that our new+old team will do a much better job at all of that than I ever could alone.

If you'd like to keep in touch, I'll still be around the Discord, and you can find out more about what I'm up to on my Twitter (@boltgsr).

Thank you all for these past seven (or twelve!) years - it's been quite a ride. :apollo:

-Bolt

By Bolt Storm



April 13th, 2018

http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/content/gy ... ent/10304/

Justice is a special band of composer Noriyuki Iwadare, which performed Ace Attorney tunes live for the 15th anniversary event. They'll return for one day in June to do a special performance titled Gyakuten Saiban Live Objection! 2018. Members of the official Japanese Ace Attorney fanclub Gyakuten Tsushin can win early tickets (see link).

Justice will perform multiple arranged themes, including even from DGS. The afternoon and evening performances will feature different playlists. Some of the confirmed tracks are AA6's Objection, Godot's theme, an Ace Attorney Investigations medley, an Ace Attorney 123 Pursuit medley and an Ace Attorney 456 Pursuit medley.

By Ash



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