A Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All | Trials and Tribulations / Gyakuten Saiban Fansite *Pant-Pant-Pant* en-us Sat, 30 May 2015 00:03:21 EDT Sat, 30 May 2015 00:03:21 EDT Wooster Croik DGS on Capcom TV June 3rd; Nintendo Direct JP as well? Bolt Storm Fri, 29 May 2015 22:28:19 EDT Looks like our next chunk of <i>Dai Gyakuten Saiban</i> news is just around the corner! <br /><br />Let's start with what's confirmed: On June 3rd at 20:00 JST, <a href="https&#58;//www&#46;youtube&#46;com/watch?v=Ler5svobdgI" target="_blank">Capcom TV will air it's 22nd episode</a>, with a segment focused on DGS featuring producer Shintaro Kojima. The segment will review the jury system in the game and show off new footage of it as part of a deeper explanation; then, using Holmes and a Joint Reasoning session as the base, the stream will introduce DGS' third episode and the characters therein. The stream will also discuss the upcoming eShop demo.<br /><br />Next, some speculation: Nintendo is airing a Japan-exclusive Nintendo Direct on May 31st, at 19:00 JST. While DGS isn't confirmed for an appearance, the Direct is focusing on &quot;3DS and Wii U games releasing this summer&quot;, which DGS fits right into. We'll just have to wait and see!<br /><br />In additoin, it's rare for Capcom to announce completely new AA info without giving Famitsu a scoop, so it's likely that this coming week's Famitsu will have information on episode 3 of DGS as well.<br /><br />Still, even if Nintendo and Famitsu are a bust, Capcom TV is set! Dai Gyakuten Saiban boxart finally revealed L~A Tue, 26 May 2015 06:45:14 EDT Thanks to, we finally have the boxart for Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken. Turns out it's using the same artwork as the poster revealed yesterday during the NicoNico livestream.<br /><br />[spoiler="><img src="http&#58;//abload&#46;de/img/81ybe6pcwl&#46;_sl1500_6lsg2&#46;jpg" alt="" />[/spoiler"><br /><br />Link: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="" alt="" /></a><!-- m --><br /><br />Looks familiar? Well... you might be onto something!<br /><br />[spoiler="><img src="http&#58;//abload&#46;de/img/81ybe6pcwl&#46;_sl1500_6lsg2&#46;jpg" alt="" /><br /><br /><img src="http&#58;//abload&#46;de/img/1nasgd&#46;jpg" alt="" />[/spoiler"><br /><br />Link: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="" alt="" /></a><!-- m --> DGS on NicoNico: part 2 Bolt Storm Mon, 25 May 2015 17:54:21 EDT Dai Gyakuten Saiban’s NicoNico demo continued a week ago (and a day ago), giving us a deeper look at case one. This post will cover the second part of the demo, which aired on May 18th - another post will be made with a summary and video of the third part, which aired May 25th, when it's ready.<br /><br />There’s a deeper summary of what was shown under the spoiler tag, but two interesting points related to evidence: you can examine evidence in 3D, as in some past games, and you can zoom in on photographs, as in PLvsPW.<br /><br />Watch the demo <a href="https&#58;//www&#46;youtube&#46;com/watch?v=Ai6S7TPT5sw" target="_blank">here!</a><br /><br />[spoiler=Case one">The demo picks up where last week’s left off, with Uzukumaru &#40;the soldier&#41; and Sonohigurashi &#40;the old man&#41; taking the stand to testify against Ryuunosuke. The pair testify that they were eating together in the restaurant when a shot rang out, killing Watson. Uzukumaru goes a step further and claims he saw the moment Ryuunosuke shot the victim from behind.<br /><br />Ryuunosuke’s not all that good at this whole cross-examination thing; his attempts at pressing wind up with conversations about steak and the like. But with a little prodding from Asougi, he presents the photo of the victim to Uzukumaru’s statement that Ryuunosuke shot the victim from behind. But when he tries to explain the contradiction, he gets tongue-tied.<br /><br />Asougi steps in and lays out the obvious: the victim was shot in the chest, not from behind. Therefore, Uzukumaru cannot have seen the moment of the shot as he claims! Uzukumaru admits he only looked up when he saw the shot &#40;and in the meantime, we see why he’s always got a hand behind his back - it’s to keep his baby son, Kuroumaru, from falling off!&#41;<br /><br />The two witnesses haven’t given up yet, and testify that Watson was eating alone, so there’s nobody else who could have shot him. There’s even a photo of the single steak on his table, showing only one person was eating there. Ryuunosuke nearly gives up at this, but Asougi again gets him into gear. With a little more pressing, the two uncover Watson’s planner, which fell out of his pocket when he died. Examining it closer, they find he had just had a tooth removed and was barred from eating!<br /><br />Ryuunosuke presents the planner, and once again gets shouted down by Auchi &#40;Payne&#41;. But this time he’s able to come back and, as Asougi puts it, “just say it exactly like you thought it” - the planner clearly shows Watson couldn’t have been eating the steak. A clear contradiction!<br /><br />The judge asks the next question: if Watson wasn’t eating the steak, who was? Asougi smiles, and says this will be the moment Ryuunosuke begins a grand turnabout… and, much to one of the host’s agony, this is also the moment where the demo ends for the week.[/spoiler"> DGS demo coming 'soon' Ash Sun, 24 May 2015 05:48:19 EDT <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --><br /><br />A DGS demo will be coming 'soon' to the Japanese eShop, based on the Monster Hunter Festa '15 demo. Includes Joint Reasoning system. The special PVs they made with Ryuunosuke and Holmes (written by Takumi) for the city tour (each video made for 'the locals') will also be made available, starting with the Tokyo PV (the other cities are Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka and Hakata (=Fukuoka)).<br /><br />Edit:<br /><br /><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""> ... 03465.html</a><!-- m --><br /><br />Play-limit of 30 times (like most demos), size will be 48.9MB. Court-Records is looking for copywriters! Bolt Storm Sun, 24 May 2015 01:56:26 EDT 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 fandom a place to share, search, and discuss their fanworks and theories.<br /><br />A big part of this redesign is filling in the content we haven’t covered yet, and to that end we’re looking for copywriters for the site. You’d be writing content for areas we’re lacking (primarily AAI2, DD, and PLvsPW), and likely doing some editing of older content.<br /><br />Some questions and answers:<br /><br /><b>Q: What skills/experience will I need?</b><br />A: Strong writing and editing skills - English fluency is a must. Basic HTML formatting knowledge (how to start a new paragraph, how to bold text, etc.) is also required. As for the actual writing, the ability to summarize without getting too dry is what’s really key here. <br /><br /><b>Q: How much of this content would I be writing?</b><br />A: We don’t aim to shove all this onto one person; it’s going to be much easier for everyone if we spread the work around. You’ll likely be assigned a single game that’s missing coverage.<br /><br /><b>Q: Will I be expected to cover Dai Gyakuten Saiban when it releases?</b><br />A: Only if you speak fluent Japanese and volunteer. The current plan is for DGS coverage to be handled by existing staff.<br /><br /><b>Q: What is the timetable for this project?</b><br />A: At present, we don’t have a set date for this release. However, we will be doing our best to compartmentalize the work such that you’d only need to be taking part in the content writing and wouldn’t be bogged down by other elements (such as the site layout.) In other words, we hope this will only be a few months on your part.<br /><br /><b>Q: Didn’t I see an ad like this about a year ago?</b><br />A: Yes, unfortunately. Due to a variety of factors, our last stab at kickstarting the site’s redesign stalled. We’ve adjusted our organization since then; if you applied then and weren’t selected, feel free to drop us a line again!<br /><b><br />Q: Is this a paid position?</b><br />A: 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 some AA swag, like the rest of us. 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, please drop us a line at <!-- e --><a href=""></a><!-- e --> (no, there’s no s in that) with a case summary of AA5-1, Turnabout Countdown. (You could also do AAI2-1 or PLvsPW-Prologue if you really wanted.) By summary, we mean both the “Phoenix POV” (a description of the case as it happens in-game) and a “Villain POV” (a “how it happened” of the crime) - <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;court-records&#46;net/cases&#46;htm" target="_blank">see our Cases page for examples</a>. [UPDATE] DGS in Famitsu 5/13 Bolt Storm Wed, 13 May 2015 11:08:00 EDT Famitsu has released, and with it comes a better look at DGS' second case and the investigation part of the game!<br /><br />[spoiler=Full scans"><img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/SqC3mQ7&#46;png"><br /><img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/PRBIKSB&#46;png">[/spoiler"><br /><br />Adding info as it's translated.<br /><br />As we heard yesterday, the episode is called &quot;The Adventure of the Friend and the Speckled Band&quot;, a homage to the Holmes short story &quot;The Adventure of the Speckled Band&quot;. Set aboard the London-bound steamship Alaclair, Ryuunosuke finds himself the prime suspect in a certain &quot;incident&quot; involving a locked room and an adder, and decides to clear his name. But as the article puts it, whereever mysteries are, so is Holmes, and so Ryuunosuke and the Great Detective meet for the first time.<br /><br />Introduced are two new characters: fifteen-year-old ballet dancer Nikomina Bolshevich and Mitrov Stroganov. Nikomina is running away to America, while Mitrov is a sailor who was patrolling the area of the ship where the incident occurred. Eagle-eyed readers may also spot what appears to be a familiar face from DGS' first case...<br /><br />Investigation gameplay looks largely unchanged from previous games - players can examine an area, speak to any people, move around, or present evidence. Areas you've already looked at will have a check mark displayed by the cursor, and when choosing where to go, Susato will let you know if anything more needs investigating there.<br /><br />The preview for the next report shows Iris and an unnamed character in the English lobby. Here's hoping we hear more soon!<br /><br />Expect this info to be added to the game's official site soon.<br /><br /><b>Update:</b> Info about the case has been added to <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;capcom&#46;co&#46;jp/dai-gyakuten/story/story02&#46;html" target="_blank">the official site!</a> Do note that the site is currently incompatible with certain versions of Firefox. DGS Case 2 in Famitsu 5/14 Bolt Storm Tue, 12 May 2015 12:11:36 EDT While the more unexpected news of the day is Phoenix and Maya in Project X Zone 2, Famitsu also announces this week's magazine covers DGS case 2:<br /><br /><img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/rzwlxde&#46;jpg" alt="" /><br /><br />The article shows the case begins in a steamship (as we've seen before) and will be introducing the investigation part of the game, as well as some new characters. Scans should be available in a little less than 24 hours. Phoenix Wright and Maya Fey confirmed for Project X Zone 2 Nose Tue, 12 May 2015 08:18:07 EDT The latest Famitsu has confirmed both Phoenix Wright and Maya Fey as playable characters in Namco's Project X Zone for 3DS.<br /><br />For those not in the know, Project X Zone is a crossover series between Capcom, Namco and Sega properties with gameplay featuring both turn based strategy and 2D fighting game elements. <br /><br />The first game received a Western release and significantly better sales than expected on this side of the pond, so a western release for this game is not out of the realms of possibility.<br /><br />Watch this space for further information/images<br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//gematsu&#46;com/2015/05/project-x-zone-2-adds-phoenix-wright-bare-knuckle-summon-night-3-god-eater-2-characters" target="_blank">Via Gematsu</a><br /><br /><b>Update:</b> First scan, courtesy <a href="https&#58;//twitter&#46;com/TACK0520/status/598174928744026113" target="_blank">@TACK0520</a> and GAF member The Bankslammer:<br /><br />[spoiler=Large scan"><img src="https&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/5t9yvol&#46;jpg" alt="" />[/spoiler"> UPDATE: DGS on NicoNico: Live Demo and New Info Bolt Storm Mon, 11 May 2015 07:43:18 EDT <b>Update:</b> <a href="https&#58;//www&#46;youtube&#46;com/watch?v=WYLPB8JYHDo" target="_blank">The 45-minute demo can be viewed here!</a> That said, do bear in mind this was done as part of a NicoNico running feature, so don’t be surprised when the hosts do funny voices over 90% of the dialogue.<br /><br />DGS got a quite lengthy demo today on NicoNico, bringing us from the very start of the game to the first cross-examination!<br /><br />We'll put up the footage later today or tomorrow, but in addition to giving us a long look at case one, we got word of two new (to DGS) features: <b>DGS will feature animated cutscenes, like PLvsPW and DD</b>, and <b>like DD, you can start from various points in an episode after clearing it!</b> In addition, we saw the new episode selection menu; it presents the episodes with English names and sketches, and so we have an official translated name for episode 1: <b>The Adventure of the Great Departure</b>.<br /><br />For a collection of snapshots from the stream and a summary, open the spoiler box.<br /><br />[spoiler=DGS episode one"><img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/OR4YNpj&#46;png"> <img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/aaXjHXO&#46;png"> <img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/4qmdgzU&#46;png"><br /><img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/GZptgg8&#46;png"> <img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/HAdpLMt&#46;png"> <img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/NfYNCFc&#46;png"><br /><img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/IzA0YL3&#46;png"> <img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/TL08CWp&#46;png"> <img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/NI06CHK&#46;png"><br /><br />The episode begins with an animated scene showing La Quantos, where the case takes place. A shot rings out, and several people find Ryuunosuke standing over the body of the victim, John Watson.<br /><br />In the defendant&#39;s lobby, Ryuunosuke is at a loss for words. Asougi arrives to serve as his defense, and Ryuunosuke reflects on how the day of the crime Asougi had been celebrating getting to go to England. Shortly thereafter Susato and a professor, Yuujin Mikotoba, arrive. Yuujin has Susato take Asougi to speak with the judge, then addresses Ryuunosuke: if Asougi takes on Ryuunosuke&#39;s defense and loses, he won&#39;t be able to go to England after all. <br /><br />When the trial begins, the judge asks who will take charge of the defense, and Ryuunosuke steps in to represent himself, not wanting to run the risk of Asougi losing his chance to visit England. The judge asks him a few questions to ascertain he&#39;s ready: the victim&#39;s name and his cause of death. The victim is John H. Watson, an English professor who&#39;s been teaching at Teito Yuumei University for the past three years. The murder of a foreign national by his students runs the risk of creating an international scandal, and so a swift verdict is being sought. The cause of death is gunshot at short range.<br /><br />The prosecutor, Taketsuchi Auchi, calls the restaurant&#39;s waiter, Satoru Hosonaga, to the stand. Hosonaga, who has a cough bad enough he occasionally bleeds from the mouth, claims Ryuunosuke and the victim were alone. Ryuunosuke remembers it differently - there was a woman sitting with Watson! But Hosonaga doubles down, and Ryuunosuke has no way to disprove him.<br /><br />Auchi asks Ryuunosuke to confess - he&#39;ll have a lighter sentence if so, and if he refuses Auchi will call decisive witnesses. Ryuunosuke isn&#39;t sure what to do, but Asougi insists the defense has the duty to fight to the bitter end for the defendant. With a finger-point and a shout, he states Ryuunosuke is innocent and demands the trial continue. Uzukumaru and Sonohigurashi are called to the stand, and the demo ends.[/spoiler"><br /><br />The demo will continue next week. UPDATE: Dai Gyakuten Saiban: &quot;new&quot; trailer from Capcom TV#20 L~A Wed, 06 May 2015 11:24:16 EDT Update: official upload is now available from the <a href="https&#58;//youtu&#46;be/p5x875He5ns" target="_blank">Capcom channel</a>.<br /><br />As you may (or may not) have known, Dai Gyakuten Saiban was showcased today during Capcom TV. Unfortunately, the gameplay segment was pretty much the same stuff as what was shown during NicoNico Chokaigi 2015, but as mentionned by BoltStorm it actually goes a bit more in depth, so you should check it out if you have the time.<br /><br />[quote=&quot;Bolt Storm&quot;">The cross-examination went into more depth, and we got a look at the crime scene and the defendant's name (?????????? - something like Cosney Megandal?). So if you're looking for gameplay footage, definitely worth a look![/quote"><br /><br />But the most interesting thing is that a &quot;new&quot; trailer was shown. I say &quot;new&quot; because it seems like a mix of old and new stuff. You can find my own upload below, but it's pretty much guaranteed Capcom will have a proper upload tomorrow if you can't wait.<br /><br />Capcom TV #20: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --><br />New trailer: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --> (stand-alone) / <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --> (from Capcom TV)<br /><br /><b>UPDATE:</b> The trailer can now be viewed in 1080p <a href="https&#58;//www&#46;youtube&#46;com/watch?v=p5x875He5ns" target="_blank">here</a>, while a subbed version will be available <a href="https&#58;//youtu&#46;be/2Kze7m1QAts" target="_blank">here</a>.