A Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All | Trials and Tribulations / Gyakuten Saiban Fansite *Pant-Pant-Pant* en-us Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:22:00 EDT Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:22:00 EDT Wooster Croik Cing ex-VP talks studio closure, the future of Kyle Hyde DeMatador Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:48:55 EDT GoNintendo reports on a NintendOn (Italian Nintendo fansite) interview with Rika Suzuki, ex-Vice President of videogame developer Cing. Suzuki was also a huge part in the development of both Kyle Hyde games, having designed and written both Hotel Dusk and Last Window.<br /><br />She has a lot of interesting things to say in this interview, but GoNintendo takes out the most important bits, and I underline them for further emphasis:<br /><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'><br /><i><b>NintendOn</b>: When you realized Cing was going to close, what was your feeling about the future as a game developer?</i><br /><br /><b>Suzuki</b>: Closing Cing meant disbanding the team which had been producing the games together. And disbanding the team meant outright loss of various know-how and skills which we had cultivated in developing games, which was extremely disappointing, regrettable and sad.<br /><br />However, even when I got to know that Cing would be closed, my passion for game production never burnt out. Of course, I knew that it would be not easy to start anew and create a new team from scratch, but I had many games that I wanted to produce and deliver to game players.<br /><br /><i><b>NintendOn</b>: Have you ever thought of making another game about Kyle Hyde?</i><br /><br />Suzuki:<u> Kyle Hyde's story has not ended for myself, yet. However, we gave the right concerning Kyle Hyde to Nintendo as a publisher so I cannot make a new game featuring Kile without any permission.<br /><br />Having said that, I hope that I will be able to produce his story, which is still going on in myself, in some different way to be delivered to players.</u></font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br />This confirms what we all suspected: Nintendo has the rights to Kyle Hyde, and could very well do a new game, and Suzuki herself would like to produce it, since, as she says, &quot;<b>Kyle Hyde's story has not ended for myself, yet</b>&quot;<br /><br />Commence Operation Hydefall? I say yes.<br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//www&#46;gonintendo&#46;com/s/234342-cing-s-ex-vice-president-about-talks-about-studio-s-closure-and-kyle-hyde" target="_blank">Source</a><br /><br /><font size="9">Screw it, I'm putting this on the front page, Cing and Kyle deserve it.</font> The Art of PWAA Dual Destinies NA ver. in 2015 JapaneseGIRL Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:25:24 EDT <img src="https&#58;//pbs&#46;twimg&#46;com/media/Btgv_NDCIAEJzI8&#46;jpg" alt="" /><br /><br /><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --><br /><br /><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""> ... san-diego/</a><!-- m --><br /><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>On a related CAPCOM note, we’ve also announced a North American version of The Art of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies!! This is one of our top fan requests and loaded with amazing artwork. Coming 2015!</font></td></tr></table><br> The Court-Records 2014 OC Contest is a go! Bolt Storm Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:03:15 EDT [center"><img src="http&#58;//www&#46;court-records&#46;net/Site%20Art/page%20headers/occ2014&#46;png"><br />(Thanks to MoodMatrix for the banner!)[/center"><br /><br />After far too long, the Court-Records Original Character Contest is back! Not familiar with it? The idea's simple: <b>come up with <i>Ace Attorney</i> fan characters and you could win some serious AA swag</b>! (Not to mention some internet bragging points.) <br /><br />This year, we're celebrating <i>Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney</i>, and so the theme is <b>multiple characters</b> - unlike past years, your entry should include between 2 and 5 connected <i>Ace Attorney</i> OCs. These characters must be depicted in the form of a fanwork, in one of three categories: fanart, fanfiction, and spriting. The three categories will be judged entirely separate from each other, and like the Sprite Cup, after a round of private judging, the finalists will be voted on by the public.<br /><br />What's up for grabs? Well:<br />[list">[*">First place winners in each category will receive the PLvsPW artbook, an attorney's pin from Fangamer, and an Objection! foam finger.[/*"><br />[*">Second place winners in each category will receive an attorney's pin from Fangamer, and an Objection! foam finger.[/*"><br />[*">Third place winners in each category will receive an Objection! foam finger.[/*">[/list"><br /><br />For the full rules and details, check out the <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;court-records&#46;net/occontest14&#46;htm" target="_blank">contest page</a>! At present, entries will be accepted until <b>August 31st</b>.<br /><br />When you're ready to enter, we have entry topics set up in the <a href="http&#58;//forums&#46;court-records&#46;net/viewtopic&#46;php?f=11&amp;t=30615" target="_blank">Fanfiction</a>, <a href="http&#58;//forums&#46;court-records&#46;net/viewtopic&#46;php?f=13&amp;t=30616" target="_blank">Fanart</a>, and <a href="http&#58;//forums&#46;court-records&#46;net/viewtopic&#46;php?f=12&amp;t=30617" target="_blank">Sprite</a> subforums.<br />[strike">And finally, if you&#39;re an AA writer but don&#39;t have time to enter, we&#39;re still looking for one more fanfic judge! Please get in contact via e-mail or PM if you&#39;re interested. Any questions can either be posted in this topic or e-mailed to us at <!-- e --><a href=""></a><!-- e -->.[/strike"> The position has been filled - thanks for those who sent in interest!<br /><br />Good luck, everyone! UPDATED: Court-Records needs your help! Bolt Storm Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:55:28 EDT <b>Update 7/12/14: We've found a designer and frontend dev, but we're still looking for a copywriter!</b><br /><br />Court-Records is looking to make the second major overhaul in its history, and we need your help to do it! We're currently working on a redo of C-R's main site that aims to not only give a fresher look to the game content and coverage you know and love, but also gives the Ace Attorney community a place to share and discuss their fanwork, in any shape or size.<br /><br />Most of the backend work is done, thanks to the wonderful Henke, but we're looking for two people to help us finish up the site:<br /><br /> [list">[*">A website designer. CSS and PHP experience is a must, with Less-CSS experience a huge plus. <b>(This role has been filled! Thanks to all that applied.)</b><br /> [/*">[*">A data entry/copywriter. HTML experience is a must. This would involve writing content for the site and inserting it through some specialized forms.[/*">[/list"><br /><br />For both roles, familiarity with setting up web development on your own machine (Apache server, MySQL, etc.) is desired - we can provide some help in getting set up, but if those words are all Greek to you, this might not be a good fit. This should be a short-term project; we're hoping to get things launched in the next few months.<br /><br />Unfortunately, Court-Records runs on a bit of a shoestring budget, so we can't provide professional-level compensation; you'd be doing this for love of the series and probably some extra AA swag we have. Sorry - we understand for a lot of people this is their job, and if you can't do the work for financial reasons we don't blame you. If you're cool working like this, you'll of course be credited on the site.<br /><br />If you're interested, drop us a line at <!-- e --><a href=""></a><!-- e --> (no, there's no 's' in that), ideally with examples of your work. AAI2 Fan Translation: Full Patch Released! (BETA) Bolt Storm Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:49:58 EDT [center"><img src="http&#58;//imageshack&#46;com/scaled/640x480/13/80h6&#46;png">[/center"><br /><br />The title says it all - the AAI2 team, after years of work, has successfully translated the game and <a href="http&#58;//gbatemp&#46;net/threads/ace-attorney-investigation-2-prosecutors-path-cases-1-5-beta-release&#46;367451/" target="_blank">released a full patch</a>!<br /><br />The patch can be downloaded here in two formats:<br /><br /> BEAT: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""> ... 32859.html</a><!-- m --><br /><br /> XDELTA: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""> ... 32860.html</a><!-- m --><br /><br />Please <b>read the readme</b> before applying the patch. This is still a beta, so there may be bugs or errors.<br /><br />Again, a tremendous congratulations to the team and all their hard work.<br /><br /><i>Note from BP:</i> Just a reminder that GK2 spoiler rules are still in effect (for the whole game!), so don't go around posting unmarked spoilers outside of proper threads in the GK2 subforum. (We may lift GK2 spoilers in the not-so-distant future, but for now they're all still in effect.) Professor Layton Vs Phoenix Wright coming to NA 8/29 Blademaster_Orca Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:56:21 EDT Just announced during the Nintendo Treehouse Live @E3, Professor Layton Vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney launches in NA on August 29th.<br /><br />Trailer <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;youtube&#46;com/watch?v=fiJ7JwwlG6o" target="_blank">here</a>; it appears the game will have a physical release.<br /><br /><img src="http&#58;//i&#46;minus&#46;com/ixUVXviScR0mC&#46;jpg" alt="" /> Ace Attorney Trilogy coming out in the West L~A Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:11:17 EDT <img src="http&#58;//hobohodo&#46;court-records&#46;net/rips/AA123-3DS/AA1-screen1&#46;png"><br /><br /><b>Trailer:</b> <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=";"> ...</a><!-- m --><br /><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>Defend the innocent and save the day! Courtroom hero Phoenix Wright lays down the law this winter in the digital release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. Experience the original trilogy like never before in clear, high-resolution re-drawn graphics and immersive 3D visuals optimized for the Nintendo 3DS system. Join rookie lawyer Phoenix Wright through the early years of his career in his quest to find the truth behind all of the classic cases! Prepare for intense courtroom showdowns by investigating crime scenes, collecting evidence, and questioning witnesses. Use evidence and the testimonies of witnesses to your advantage as you battle for the innocence of your client. Nothing less of a full acquittal will do in this court of law. Find the contradictions in witnesses’ testimonies to expose the truth!</font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br />Coming out this Winter in both EU and NA. eShop only (29.99$). English and Japanese language options. Pick Your Prosecutor - DGS Edition! Bolt Storm Sun, 25 May 2014 19:55:54 EDT Another game announced, another time-honored C-R tradition to pull up. It's time to get the ball rolling on the <i>Pick Your Prosecutor</i> contest for <i>Dai Gyakuten Saiban</i>!<br /><br />For those unfamiliar with the contest, it's quite simple: post your thoughts on what the DGS prosecutor/rival is going to be like, and if you're spot on, you could win some bits of swag (and of course internet bragging points). <a href="http&#58;//forums&#46;court-records&#46;net/viewtopic&#46;php?f=34&amp;t=30491" target="_blank">Check out the thread for details</a>!<br /><br />And if you're looking for a slightly meatier contest, don't worry - the 2014 OC Contest is coming up soon... Dai Gyakuten Saiban in Nintendo Dream 5/21 Bolt Storm Wed, 21 May 2014 02:00:26 EDT This month's issue of Nintendo Dream, on sale now in Japan, has a small article on Dai Gyakuten Saiban. While it doesn't sound like there's any major updates, the article confirms that <b>Ryuunosuke is a college student when the game begins</b>, and <b>the art director for the game is Kazuya Nuri</b> (character director on Rise from the Ashes, AJ, AAI, and PLvsAA), which had been previously speculated but not confirmed.<br /><br />We'll keep you posted if there are any other updates! Dai Gyakuten Saiban - Official site, trailer Bolt Storm Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:17:36 EDT Official site: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --> (Thanks JapaneseGIRL!)<br /><br />Subbed trailer (turn on annotations): <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m -->