A Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All | Trials and Tribulations / Gyakuten Saiban Fansite *Pant-Pant-Pant* en-us Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:15:54 EDT Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:15:54 EDT Wooster Croik Ace Attorney Trilogy Graphics Comparison: DS vs. 3DS GyakutenFanatic Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:42:11 EDT <img src="http&#58;//images&#46;onesite&#46;com/capcom-unity&#46;com/user/gregaman/ace_attorney/a604a4ed067211357365bcbf45c28e2e&#46;png?v=257400"><br />The finger of justice has never looked better.<br /><br />Capcom has just revealed the <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;capcom-unity&#46;com/gregaman/blog/2014/09/24/new-ace-attorney-trilogy-comparison-screens-show-difference-in-visual-quality" target="_blank">major graphical changes</a> in the Western version of the Ace Attorney 3DS Trilogy coming out on the Nintendo eShop this Winter, complete with descriptions. It compares and contrasts the DS visuals with the newly-refined 3DS visuals. DD on sale in AU/NZ eShop! TheBaronAndEma Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:47:20 EDT If you haven't picked it up already, DD is on sale for 40% its original price on the Australian/New Zealand eShop. <!-- s:phoenix: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/f_-_phoenix.gif" alt=":phoenix:" title="Phoenix" /><!-- s:phoenix: --> <br />The sale ends on October 2.<br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//www&#46;vooks&#46;net/nintendo-download-updates-59-beats-rhythm-and-warriors/" target="_blank">Source</a> Dai Gyakuten Saiban at TGS (live show over) Bolt Storm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:14:58 EDT In addition to the trailer, DGS is being shown off at TGS via presentations and giveaway swag. @hoso_boso gives us a few plot details from their visit:<br /><br />[spoiler=Minor details">The Japanese trial involves a case that Ryuunosuke found himself caught up in three days prior. Meanwhile, the scene with Holmes and Ryuunosuke investigating the Russian man takes place on board a steamship.[/spoiler"><br /><br />More importantly, though, Capcom will be streaming the live stage show at <b>12:15 JST</b> (08:15 PST - now over) Check it out here on <a href="https&#58;//www&#46;youtube&#46;com/watch?v=ntaBZ9bxhM0" target="_blank">YouTube</a>. As in past years, it's confirmed a Special Court video is being shown - however, it's possible Capcom will black it out on the live broadcast. Still, take a watch to see Takumi walk us through the Joint Reasoning system!<br /><br /><b>Update:</b> the show is now over! <br /><br /><b>Update 2:</b> The show can now be <a href="https&#58;//www&#46;youtube&#46;com/watch?v=AgEdGi1mu6U" target="_blank">viewed on YouTube</a>! A small scene teasing a jury system can be seen at <a href="https&#58;//www&#46;youtube&#46;com/watch?v=AgEdGi1mu6U&amp;feature=player_detailpage#t=294" target="_blank">4:54</a>, and a gameplay demo of the joint reasoning system starts at <a href="https&#58;//www&#46;youtube&#46;com/watch?v=AgEdGi1mu6U&amp;feature=player_detailpage#t=760" target="_blank">12:40</a>. Dai Gyakuten Saiban - TGS Trailer (Subbed!) Bolt Storm Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:08:52 EDT <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --><br /><br />Title says it all. Subs will be added shortly!<br /><br />UPDATE: Subs added, or check the topic for a transcript! Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Official Site Relaunched Bolt Storm Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:14:44 EDT <img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/TE0ssoL&#46;png"><br /><br />The DGS <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;capcom&#46;co&#46;jp/dai-gyakuten/" target="_blank">official site</a> has gotten a makeover, bringing us a better look at the info from the past few days' magazine leaks!<br /><br />Hit up the link for art, screenshots, and more, including these character profiles:<br /><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'><b>Ryuunosuke Naruhodou</b>: The protagonist of the game. A student at one of Japan's imperial universities in its capitol, a certain case pushed him to become an attorney. In order to learn the ways of the new justice system, he takes his burning sense of justice in hand and transfers to England.<br /><br /><b>Susato Mikotoba</b>: A young woman who works as a legal assistant supporting Ryuunosuke due to 'certain circumstances'. A progressive, foreign-mystery loving Yamato Nadeshiko.<br /><br /><b>Sherlock Holmes</b>: The world's most famous detective. Though his skills of observation and deduction are incredible, he occasionally goes too far into the realm of speculation - a veritable &quot;Reasoning Rampage&quot;. The meeting between this great detective and that rookie attorney will bring a grand turnabout down on England's courts.<br /><br /><b>Iris Watson</b>: A young girl living with Holmes. Although she's only 8 years old, she holds a medical degree and is the author of the extremely popular novel series &quot;The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.&quot; Some say her skills of deduction surpass even Holmes'...</font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br />The site also confirms that a new trailer for the game will hit September 18th in Japan - a week from today, and just before TGS (Full scans up) Dai Gyakuten Saiban features Sherlock Holmes Bolt Storm Tue, 09 Sep 2014 02:41:46 EDT There's only been a few tweets about this, so I'm not comfortable calling this confirmed, but looking over the accounts involved (primarily <a href="https&#58;//twitter&#46;com/earlbox" target="_blank">@earlbox</a> and <a href="http&#58;//gamestalk&#46;net/daigyakutensaiban-2/" target="_blank">Gamestalk</a>) there's some history of accurate early Famitsu info, so I'll put it out there.<br /><br />According to the leaker, Sherlock Holmes will appear in Dai Gyakuten Saiban (presumably as the rival character). This version's Watson is an eight-year-old girl.<br /><br />Both characters were silhouetted on the official site recently:<br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'><img src="http&#58;//www&#46;capcom&#46;co&#46;jp/new-gyakuten/images/index/images_all&#46;png"></font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br />For now, best to treat this as a rumor, but it does seem just crazy enough that Takumi would do it.<br /><br /><b>Update:</b> enough other sources are picking this up that we're calling it confirmed. From <a href="http&#58;//gematsu&#46;com/2014/09/sherlock-holmes-joins-great-ace-attorney" target="_blank">Gematsu</a>:<br /><br /><br><br><strong>Quote:</strong><table border='0' cellspacing='0' cellpadding='3'><tr><td bgcolor='#EFEFEF'><font color='#000000' size='-2'>Detective of the century Sherlock Holmes will appear in The Great Ace Attorney alongside eight-year-old M.D. and literary girl Iris Watson, this week’s Famitsu reveals.<br /><br />Together with Holmes, protagonist Ryuunosuke Naruhodou will investigate incidents. However, that doesn’t seem to mean the pair will be together at all times.<br /><br />Famitsu also introduces a new element called “Joint Reasoning.” As Naruhodou and Holmes work together to solve mysteries, players will point out where Holmes is taking his reasoning further than the truth in order to get to the bottom of what really happened.<br /><br />As far as the game’s flow goes, it will be similar to previous entries in that it follows detective and courtroom parts. This time, however, it will have both 3D characters and 3D backgrounds. And the actual depth of the background will be utilized (meaning, the character can actually go into the background).<br /><br />The Great Ace Attorney is due out for 3DS in Japan in 2015.</font></td></tr></table><br><br /><br /><b>Update 2:</b> First scan of Holmes (thanks Mijimaru):<br /><br />[spoiler=scan"><img src="https&#58;//pbs&#46;twimg&#46;com/media/BxKKsPvCYAABxXR&#46;jpg" alt="" />[/spoiler"><br /><br /><b>Update 3:</b> Some scans and screenshots <a href="http&#58;//kotaku&#46;com/first-look-at-sherlock-holmes-in-the-new-ace-attorney-1632889180/all" target="_blank">over at Kotaku</a>, including a look at Watson!<br /><br /><b>Update 4:</b> Full scans, and some new info:<br /><br />[list">[*">Ryuunosuke begins the game in Japan, where as a college student he’s involved in a certain case that puts him on the path to becoming a formal attorney. To better study law, he transfers to England along with Mikotoba, where he meets Holmes.[/*"><br />[*">Most of the story will take place in London, with Japan serving as the setting for Ryuunosuke’s first case.[/*"><br />[*">Court and investigation proceed in mostly the same way, but during investigations Ryuunosuke and Holmes will use “joint reasoning” - a system where, as Ryuunosuke, you must point out any inconsistencies in Holmes’ rapid-fire reasoning. (The example shown is Holmes accusing a witness of being a certain revolutionary.)[/*"><br />[*">Part of the reason they settled on 3D was to allow for a very dynamic camera to match Holmes’ high-speed thinking. Takumi jokes that Holmes really set the stage for the game![/*"><br />[*">Takumi has a deep love of the Sherlock Holmes stories, so he’s trying to respect the character. Holmes is described as falling somewhere between the “storybook Holmes” and a “real Holmes” - a man who focuses maybe too much on his investigations, but isn’t a bad person at heart.[/*"><br />[*">Ryuunosuke and Holmes’ meeting is a key point of the game.[/*">[/list"><br /><br />[spoiler=Scans"><img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/fVQCBLC&#46;jpg" alt="" /><br /><br /><img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/bo2ExTP&#46;jpg" alt="" /><br /><br /><img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/uMmrVVm&#46;jpg" alt="" />[/spoiler"> Capcom translated two of Takumi's AA blogs from 2001 gigamario Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:49:16 EDT Back in 2001 when the first “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney” was released in Japan as “Gyakuten Saiban” on the Game Boy Advance, the “Father of Ace Attorney” Mr. Shu Takumi wrote a series of dev blogs. <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;capcom-unity&#46;com/zeroobjections/blog/2014/08/29/phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-trilogy-localization-blog---observing-trials" target="_blank">Here</a> are two of them from the archives for your reading pleasure! -Capcom Unity<br /><br />Part 1:<br />[spoiler=">The courthouse we went to was a rather large one, so there were over 50 courtrooms in it. At the reception counter near the entrance was a simple notebook, opened to the page where the day’s packed trial schedule had been written. There were crimes ranging from petty theft to outright murder. It was quite the sight to see them all listed there one after another like that.<br /><br />“It might be a little tough to jump straight into a murder, so let’s observe something a little lighter first,” we thought, so we picked a trial where the verdict on an indecent exposure case was about to be handed down, and wandered on over.<br /><br />...We only picked it because it was the one least likely to end up with the defendant receiving a harsh sentence. I swear.<br /><br />It was a tiny courtroom where you could only seat about 20 people or so. The bailiff brought the defendant in. He was a gangly boy of about 17, scruffily dressed and with a pair of glasses on his face to match the pair of rusty handcuffs around his wrists, which were connected to the chain around his waist... It was suddenly all too vivid and real. The handcuffs and that chain around his waist, by the way, were removed while he was in court.<br /><br />And then, the judge came into the room.<br /><br />“Now then, let’s begin.”<br /><br />“All rise.”<br /><br />“And bow.”<br /><br />The judge slowly and gently opened his notebook and began to read aloud what the young bespectacled man had done... He read it in a routine, business-like manner, but he took great care to be detailed and precise with the facts. His voice was even in tone, but also clear and commanding. By the time he had finished reading off the defendant’s third act of indecent exposure and started on the fourth, it was clear that these were just the tip of the iceberg.<br /><br />How could one guy do so much, and all in the same month?! I was stunned. I glanced at the designer next to me who had been sketching the judge until that moment and saw that her hand had stopped moving. But this was no work of fiction; it was but a fraction of a long list of things that had really happened. I couldn’t help but laugh at the fact that sometimes real life is weirder than anything we could ever dream up.<br /><br />“Since this is your first time in court, you’ll simply be placed on probation. Do you understand what that means, young man?”<br /><br />“No.”<br /><br />“Then I suggest you ask your lawyer to explain it to you.”<br /><br />“Yes, sir.”<br /><br />...The almost homely atmosphere also left a most peculiar impression on me.[/spoiler"><br /><br />Part two:<br />[spoiler=">After that trial, which we easily predicted would end in a guilty verdict, we decided to go sit in on a few more trials. To build up our courage, we worked our way up to illegal possession of an amphetamine, and professional negligence resulting in death, until finally, we sat in on a murder. A butcher knife covered in blood was pulled out and shown to the court, and we heard first-hand the vivid details of the defendant’s motive for the crime. The ordeal only confirmed what I have always suspected: murder is scary stuff.<br /><br />Attending the trials proved to be a very meaningful experience. More than anything, it reminded me of the harsh truth that crime is a more relevant part of our daily lives than we’d like to think. That, and that real trials [in Japan"> don’t exactly go like how I imagined them to. Namely:<br /><br />-The judge doesn’t bang a wooden gavel<br />When I envision a trial, I had always thought it was a given that there would be the slamming of the judge’s gavel, followed by an “Order in the court!” but in the real world, judges don’t have anything to slam or pound with, and they don’t say “Order!” either. <br /><br />-Real lawyers hate the word “Objection!”<br />“You actually harbor a deep-seated hatred for the town the defendant lives in, don’t you?”<br /><br />The defense attorney watching the prosecution’s extremely biased cross-examination slowly stood up. <br /><br />&#40;Here we go! He’s going to say “Objection!” now!&#41; <br /><br />I was on the edge of my seat, thinking I would hear an “Objection!” in a real court of law, but... the defense attorney simply gave a wry smile and said, “You know, that just now was a little... Don’t you think?” as he shook his head from side to side. The prosecutor immediately knew what the defense was talking about, and gave an embarrassed laugh. “...Yeah, I guess so. Um... I retract my previous question.”<br /><br />No! That’s not how it’s supposed to go! What was with that weak “that just now”?! Aren’t you supposed to extend your arm and point sharply with your index finger as you shout “Objection!” at the prosecution there?!<br /><br />I guess the phrase “Objection!” isn’t as popular in the real world as I thought.<br /><br />...Incidentally, we didn’t apply any of these real life “rules” to “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney”. Not one. The judge in the game is constantly pounding away with his gigantic, hammer-sized gavel while the attorneys on both sides yell “Objection!” to the point of obsession with the word.<br /><br />“Then what the heck did you attend those trials for?!” you might be wondering to yourself.<br /><br />Well, to let you in on a little secret, the whole point of our little field trip was actually team-building... so there you go[/spoiler"><br /><br />Sorry if old.. Two New Challengers Appear! (Dai Gyakuten Saiban) Ash Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:24:39 EDT Via ????:<br /><br /><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --><br /><br />The official DGS site teases two new DGS characters with... just their shadows: more news will follow next week ( <a href="http&#58;//forums&#46;court-records&#46;net/viewtopic&#46;php?f=31&amp;t=30697" target="_blank">as announced earlier</a>)<br /><br /><b>Edit from Bolt:</b> With this, we're calling pencils down on the Pick Your Prosecutor contest until we get more info. Thanks to all that entered! If these characters have nothing to do with the prosecution, we'll reopen then. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: out in NA Bolt Storm Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:03:22 EDT Three years and ten months - that’s how long it’s been since Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was first revealed in a blaze of glory (and animated trailer). Since then there’s been a second Ace Attorney Investigations game released, a fifth Ace Attorney game announced, developed, and released internationally, another spinoff series announced, and three Layton games released internationally.<br /><br />Busy times for both series, but for North American fans, the wait is finally over. <b>Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney launches today in North America</b>, and is available <i>now</i> on the Nintendo eShop for $29.99 USD. Tomorrow, a physical copy will hit store shelves.<br /><br />As always, the forums are open for discussion of the game and anything else AA-related. We’re still on the lookout for people to provide content (case summaries, walkthroughs, etc.), so if you're interested, reach out to us through e-mail (<!-- e --><a href=""></a><!-- e --> - no, there’s no ‘s’) or post on the forums to let us know.<br /><br />Finally, our <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;court-records&#46;net/occontest14&#46;htm" target="_blank">OC Contest</a> is coming into the home stretch - and there's PLvsPW artbooks and plenty of other swag still up for grabs!<br /><br />So dust off your top hats and pick up your picarats, folks. A very special court is now in session. Dengeki interview with Eshiro on iOS DD and GS in general Ash Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:50:35 EDT <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --><br /><br />It's a very long interview, so just some bullet points instead of a full translation (too lazy to translate everything...):<br /><br />- A lot of fans reacted positive to Apollo's role in the game<br />- Some people thought the game was too easy and they'll keep that in mind for future games<br />- Eshiro as overwhelmed when Apollo ranked first in the NicoNico GS character election (dates from August 2013). Also glad that characters like Blackquill and Fulbright ranked in high.<br />[spoiler=">1. Apollo<br />2. Edgeworth<br />3. Phoenix<br />4. Maya<br />5. Fulbright<br />6. Godot<br />7. Blackquill<br />8. Yumihiko &#40;GK2&#41;<br />9. Franziska<br />10. Klavier[/spoiler"><br />- GS5 was originally planned to be a 3DS-only release, but because apps were becoming more important, they wanted to know whether it would be possible to have an app version. They made one scene, which was a bit troublesome, but they decided that this could work. While 3DS and (touch screen) smartphones are relatively 'alike', they had to rethink the user interface completely because the 3DS has two screens.<br />- Asked by the interviewer whether the character models were redone for iOS because they looked better, Eshiro said no. 3DS/iPhone all have different screens with their own characteristics, so they come out differently.<br />- The complete first chapter of iOS DD is free, because they did the same with iOS GS123. It's a lot of gameplay, but the precedent had already been set and the ending of that chapter does work as a hook for the rest of the game.<br />- Prices were based on regular App Store prices and internal discussion.<br />- Eshiro likes case 2 (he likes the creepy and mysterious atmosphere) and case 3.<br />- Yamazaki likes the last case<br />- Eshiro knows a lot of fans want an anime, but such a project costs a lot of time, and they just never managed to get the timing right for something like that. And just an anime would be boring, so he would like to do something special with it if they were to produce one.<br />- Personally, Eshiro would want to do a late night TV drama series, because he thinks the format fits GS well.<br />- The interviewer suggests a GS concert, to which Eshiro said he would think about it (laugh)<br />- Yamazaki would like to do something like a real-life game (i.e. escape the room games).<br />- GS5 is not the end of the GS series, DGS is coming and they'll want to do even more after that.