A Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All | Trials and Tribulations / Gyakuten Saiban Fansite *Pant-Pant-Pant* en-us Sat, 28 Nov 2015 20:33:19 EST Sat, 28 Nov 2015 20:33:19 EST Wooster Croik Takumi to appear as studio guest Nazotoki Live Ash Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:56:01 EST Takumi is to appear as one of the studio guests in 2016's edition of NHK's <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;nhk&#46;or&#46;jp/nazo/index&#46;html" target="_blank">Nazotoki Live</a> (Mystery Solving Live) show, titled &quot;The Murder Case of the Locked Room in the Square Mansion&quot;. As with the previous editions, the interactive mystery show consists of two live episodes broadcast on consecutive days on NHK. This time, the episodes will broadcast on January 23 and 24 (starting at 21:00). It's an interactive show, and viewers can participate with their televisions through the D-button on their remotes (which calls up the interactive menu on Japanese TV). You can thus try to solve the mystery yourself, alongside the studio guests who do so to. As always, the story is written by popular mystery writers, and this year it's Yukito Ayatsuji, a writer Takumi actually met during the promotion of DGS.<br /><br />Takumi seldom appears in non-game related items, and especially not on TV, so this is a pretty rare appearance. It might be funny to see how he tackles mystery fiction by other people! Nintendo Direct henke37 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:46:53 EST Since it's a time tested tradition to chat about recent events online, we are going to watch today's Nintendo Direct on Cytube live.<br /><br />Show up early if you want to vote on which version we are watching, Nintendo always has different versions for USA and EU.<br /><br /><b>Note from Bolt:</b> [strike">This is live now! Join us here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m -->[/strike"> Over now - thanks to everyone who dropped by! We'll try to make this a tradition, especially if AA news is expected. 2015 OC Contest: Deadline Extended Bolt Storm Sun, 08 Nov 2015 20:36:51 EST [center"><img src="http&#58;//www&#46;court-records&#46;net/Site%20Art/page%20headers/occ2015&#46;png">[/center"><br /><br />Due to some confusion over the rules, and a (currently) low entry count, we're extending the OC Contest entry deadline by two weeks, to <b>November 29th!</b><br /><br />Remember, you can check out the guidelines and prizes <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;court-records&#46;net/occontest15&#46;htm" target="_blank">on the contest page</a>. We've also added an FAQ.<br /><br />Best of luck, all! Project X Zone 2 interview with Ace Attorney producer Eshiro Ash Sat, 07 Nov 2015 07:05:42 EST <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;famitsu&#46;com/news/201511/06091920&#46;html" target="_blank">Famitsu</a> posted an interview between the producer and director of Project X Zone 2 and Ace Attorney producer Eshiro about Ace Attorney's role in the game. It's pretty long, so I'm not doing a word-by-word translation:<br /><br />- Because Ace Attorney is a series that has (mainly) been developed for Nintendo systems, the PXZ team had always thought the series was a perfect fit for PXZ. In fact, they had considered adding Ace Attorney in the first game, but because it overlapped with the release of Professor Layton VS Ace Attorney, they gave up on that.<br /><br />- At first they had considered using characters like Larry and Oldbag too, but it was difficult having typical Ace Attorney characters like them appear in the battles. That’s why they decided to use Phoenix &amp; Maya’s appearance in Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 as the base, adding typical Ace Attorney elements like the Steel Samurai, the Pink Princess and the Psyche Lock.<br /><br />- Because it was decided early on they’d go with UMvC3 as a base, Eshiro’s work (Producer Ace Attorney) mostly consisted of supervising the script of the Ace Attorney characters. Animation work was left to the PXZ2 team, and the meetings on that went like “What do you think about this?”, with Eshiro simply going “Sure, looks great.” Because of Capcom and Ace Attorney’s history, Eshiro and basically all of Capcom obviously have fond memories of sprite art.<br /><br />- The story and the dialogue is made by the PXZ2 team, with the producers of all the respective series/companies checking just to make sure the characters of each franchise are talking and acting like they should. None of the companies/producers made things really difficult for the PXZ2 team.<br /><br />- PXZ2’s timely release between Dai Gyakuten Saiban and Gyakuten Saiban 6 is just a coincidence.<br /> <br />- For the PXZ2 team, ‘their’ story with Phoenix and Maya is set after Ace Attorney 2. In the PXZ2 world, Phoenix is a much sought-after attorney (hence him having being hired by Tekken's Heihachi now and Yakuza's Majima in the past). He’s also a rare ‘normal’ person in a rather crazy crossover cast, which makes him a good <i>tsukkomi</i> part (compare to Ryu and Ken, who’d just go ‘oh, a strange new world’ and then fight).<br /><br />- Phoenix &amp; Maya are one Solo Unit together. They’d have to come up with too many moves for them to work as a Pair Unit (movesets which would still need to fit with their own games, so that’s difficult). They had also first considered using Phoenix alone as a Solo Unit, with Maya only appearing for the attacks like in UMvC3, but it was easier to really show off the AA world with them together reacting to each other on the screen.<br /><br />- As shown in the demo, Phoenix &amp; Maya are able to fight because Morrigan infused her powers in Maya’s magatama, giving her the power to materialize the characters she thinks of when in trouble (= the Steel Samurai and Pink Princess).<br /><br />- Development (the work between Capcom and PXZ2) went a lot faster in the second half of the cycle, because by then they had a good idea of what they were doing and most things were approved as they were.<br /><br />- Eshiro had not seen the actual game moving until the interview. He compares the sprite art to Ace Attorney Investigations, which also featured full sprites of the characters (instead of the upper bodies of the main series).<br /><br />- Eshiro says he would like to do another game with sprite art. It took a long time before they decided to go with polygons for Ace Attorney 5. Dai Gyakuten Saiban: artbook cover revealed Bolt Storm Thu, 29 Oct 2015 23:39:23 EDT Capcom has revealed the cover art for the upcoming <i>Dai Gyakuten Saiban</i> artbook, due out December 12th in Japan:<br /><br />[center"><img src="https&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/i52ZU6e&#46;jpg" alt="" />[/center"><br /><br />The book can be purchased through <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;amazon&#46;co&#46;jp/%E5%A4%A7%E9%80%86%E8%BB%A2%E8%A3%81%E5%88%A4--%E6%88%90%E6%AD%A9%E5%A0%82%E9%BE%8D%E3%83%8E%E4%BB%8B%E3%81%AE%E5%86%92%E9%9A%AA--%E5%85%AC%E5%BC%8F%E5%8E%9F%E7%94%BB%E9%9B%86/dp/4048652745/" target="_blank">Amazon Japan</a> or other import sites.<br /><br />And speaking of DGS and art, there's still two weeks to <a href="http&#58;//forums&#46;court-records&#46;net/viewtopic&#46;php?f=31&amp;t=31445&amp;p=1323091#p1323091" target="_blank">enter the OC contest</a>! Come win stuff! DGS site updates, round one: Character profiles Bolt Storm Sun, 18 Oct 2015 17:38:35 EDT [center"><a href="http&#58;//www&#46;court-records&#46;net/Characters-DGS&#46;htm"><img src="http&#58;//www&#46;court-records&#46;net/Site%20Art/page%20headers/cr%20charactersdgs&#46;png"></a>[/center"><br /><br />So DGS has been out for three months, sure, but who's counting? Our first set of DGS updates on the site is now live, namely the character profiles! Click the banner above to view the page. As always, profiles have spoilers tagged, but also as always, sometimes just having a spoiler tag is a spoiler in and of itself.<br /><br /><b>If you're looking for completely spoiler-free profiles, <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;court-records&#46;net/chara-dgs-clean&#46;htm" target="_blank">see this page instead!</a></b> Hopefully this will be a good resource for folks looking to work on their OC contest entries.<br /><br />(Thanks to SuperAJ3 for the banner!) Introducing CyTube henke37 Sun, 18 Oct 2015 05:27:31 EDT We’ve recently installed a program called CyTube. This playback system allows us to play synchronized videos from YouTube and other video sites, so you can chat while watching videos. It also accepts live streams. Right now, the plan is to listen to suggestions from our userbase for what is playing at any given time. While we’re aiming for a general Ace Attorney theme, we’re not planning on sticking exclusively to it.<br /><br />We’re open to such things as Let’s Plays, livestreams, movies, cartoons (please make sure showing them is legal, though), music, and just general videos. Perhaps every now and then, we’ll be able to host something akin to a “movie night.” It all depends on what the final product looks like and how many people take an interest in the site.<br /><br />Right now, we’ve only got one <a href="http&#58;//cytube&#46;court-records&#46;net/r/cr" target="_blank">channel</a> set up, but if the need for more arises, we can definitely add more. The plan is to gauge interest first, so for the next month, we’re testing it out to see how many people take an interest in using it.<br /><br />People who are interested in this beyond &quot;lets comment in this topic&quot; should contact either General Luigi or me, Henke37. New privacy policy henke37 Fri, 16 Oct 2015 04:25:52 EDT As a part of our ongoing improvements to the site, we have noticed that we were lacking a privacy policy. No more!<br /><br />We are still in the process of adding proper links to it, but it's live at <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;court-records&#46;net/privacy&#46;htm" target="_blank">http&#58;//www&#46;court-records&#46;net/privacy&#46;htm</a>.<br /><br />The basic gist of it is that we do the usual stuff, collecting server logs and using google analytics. AA6 in Famitsu 10/14: Full Scans Bolt Storm Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:15:30 EDT A new Famitsu, some new info! Though usually they're not this quick after TGS...<br /><br />[spoiler=Scans"><img src="https&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/AveIfBH&#46;jpg" alt="" /><br /><img src="https&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/VTtYlyT&#46;jpg" alt="" />[/spoiler"><br /><br />This week's Famitsu formally introduces Apollo, specifically calling him and Phoenix out as &quot;double Protagonists&quot;. While Phoenix heads up the trials in Kurain, Apollo takes charge of the ones back in Japanifornia. Also shown off is Gaspen Payne, who was chased out of Japanifornia's legal profession after AA5 and has set up shop as an 'undefeated' prosecutor in Kurain. That's not so hard when there are no defense attorneys...!<br /><br />The remainder of the article is just reviewing the Spirit Vision system, which was shown at TGS. Our next batch of info will probably be in December, come Jump Festa time. Until then, expect Apollo, Payne, and Leifa's new art to show up on the AA6 site soon!<br /><br />[<a href="http&#58;//forums&#46;court-records&#46;net/viewtopic&#46;php?f=31&amp;t=31445" target="_blank">The Court-Records 2015 OC Contest is now running. Come win stuff!</a>"><br /><br /><b>Update:</b> Official site updated with clean art of Apollo, Leifa, and Gaspen. Will translate profiles a little later! <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --><br /><br /><b>Update 2:</b> Character profiles:<br />[spoiler=Profiles &#40;no actual spoilers&#41;"><b>Phoenix Wright</b><br /><i>Just Attorney</i><br />&quot;I believe in my clients&#39; innocence. So I&#39;ll believe in them to the bitter end and uncover the truth. That&#39;s all.&quot;<br /><br />Head of the Wright Anything Agency, an attorney whose spiky hair and blue suits are his trademark. He travels abroad for a certain reason, only to get caught up in another case and stand in court once more. Even in an unfamiliar court, he uses his mentor&#39;s values of &quot;turning about your thinking&quot; and &quot;believing in your client&quot; to uncover the truth.<br /><br /><b>Apollo Justice</b><br /><i>Hot-Blooded Lawyer</i><br />&quot;I&#39;m - I&#39;m fine! Time to get fired up, Justice!&quot;<br /><br />A hot-blooded attorney wrapped in crimson suits. Having grown over the course of his many cases, he&#39;s now an indispensable part of the Wright Anything Agency. Even still, he never misses his voice practice, and you can still hear his &quot;I&#39;m fine&quot;s echoing through the halls of justice. He has the power to &quot;perceive&quot; a witness&#39; tells.<br /><br /><b>Leifa Padma Kurain</b><br /><i>Mystic Princess of Kurain</i><br />&quot;The oracle reveals only the truth. I shall speak for it!&quot;<br /><br />The princess of Kurain, who carries herself with a holy and strict air. She holds the power to call forth the final moments of a victim&#39;s life and show them to the court; this speaking for the dead is known as the &quot;oracle of spirits&quot;. With this power to determine the verdicts in Kurain&#39;s trials, she stands in Phoenix&#39;s way.<br /><br /><b>Bokuto Tsuani</b><br /><i>Monk-in-Training</i><br />&quot;Sightseeing? If it&#39;s sightseeing you&#39;re looking for, just leave it to me!&quot;<br /><br />A young, lively boy who is a monk-in-training in Kurain. On top of that, he works as a tour guide to help support his family. He loves talking about his country to tourists so much that once he gets started, it&#39;s hard to stop him. He encounters a somewhat-lost Phoenix and becomes his tour guide.<br /><br /><b>Gaspen Payne</b><br /><i>Wandering Prosecutor</i><br />&quot;Kukuku... that proud little face of yours looks terribly foolish. I suppose there&#39;s nothing to be done for someone as ridiculous as you.&quot;<br /><br />A veteran prosecutor who was chased out of Japan&#39;s legal system and set up shop in Kurain. Since arriving, he&#39;s never lost a case &#40;much to his pride&#41; and has risen to the rank of &#39;chief&#39; prosecutor. With his ever-obnoxious attitude the same as ever, he tries to take advantage of Phoenix being on unfamiliar ground and take him down.[/spoiler"> [UP] Ace Attorney 6: a couple tidbits from Famitsu L~A Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:40:39 EDT So, it looks like Famitsu has some &quot;new&quot; tidbits about Ace Attorney 6. Apparently the game will have two protagonists: Apollo Justice and Phoenix Wright. No mention of Athena for now. Game doesn't only take place in the Kingdom of Kurain, but also in Japan. Gaspen Payne made it to Chief Prosecutor in this country without being defeated once.<br /><br />And... that's pretty much it.<br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//blog&#46;esuteru&#46;com/archives/8368568&#46;html" target="_blank">Source</a><br /><br /><b>Update:</b> First scan of Apollo:<br /><br /><img src="https&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/R4gzxFH&#46;jpg" alt="" />