A Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All | Trials and Tribulations / Gyakuten Saiban Fansite *Pant-Pant-Pant* en-us Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:29:37 EDT Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:29:37 EDT Wooster Croik 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"> 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. Dai Gyakuten Saiban to appear in TGS 2014 Ash Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:22:59 EDT <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --><br /><br />TGS 2014 (September 18 ~ 21 (20-21 for public)<br />- DGS booth consists of a theater room with special footage (including in-game footage)<br />- Visitors of the theater receive a DGS postcard set<br />- Hints at the possibility of one of those classic TGS GS trailers...<br /><br />+ <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --><br /><br />New information will be revealed on the official DGS site on September 11 (Thursday, so together with Famitsu, as always probably). Dual Destinies released on iOS worldwide Bolt Storm Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:37:43 EDT <img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/3Y2wLaC&#46;jpg" alt="" /><br /><br />Sometimes, &quot;soon&quot; really does mean soon! <i>Dual Destinies</i> for iOS is <a href="https&#58;//itunes&#46;apple&#46;com/us/app/phoenix-wright-ace-attorney/id882362024?mt=8" target="_blank">now available</a> in English worldwide!<br /><br />The first episode of the game is free, with the remaining content priced as follows:<br /><br />Cases 2-5 bundle: €13.99 / $18.99 AUD / $14.99 US<br />Separate cases 2-5: €4.49 / $6.49 AUD / $4.99 US<br />Turnabout Reclaimed: €4.49 / $6.49 AUD / $4.99 US<br />Costume Set: €0.89 / $1.29 AUD / $0.99 US<br /><br />Thanks to Ash for gathering together this info, and to various contributors for sending it in! Gyakuten Saiban 5 released on iOS Bolt Storm Thu, 07 Aug 2014 02:17:41 EDT Well, this came out of nowhere fast! The Japanese version of <i>Dual Destinies</i>, <i>Gyakuten Saiban 5</i>, has just been released on iOS in Japan!<br /><br /><a href="https&#58;//itunes&#46;apple&#46;com/jp/app/ni-zhuan-cai-pan5/id877880297?mt=8" target="_blank">https&#58;//itunes&#46;apple&#46;com/jp/app/ni-zhuan-cai-pan5/id877880297?mt=8</a><br /><br /><img src="http&#58;//i&#46;imgur&#46;com/5o7EXyh&#46;jpg" alt="" /><br /><br />Additional screenshots <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;appbank&#46;net/2014/08/07/iphone-application/870637&#46;php" target="_blank">here</a>.<br /><br />The game is playable on iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, and 5C, iPad 2 or newer, and iTouch 5th generation or newer. It requires iOS6.1 to iOS7.1. The game's first episode is available free, with the remainder of the game a paid purchase. The original game's DLC case, &quot;Turnabout Reclaimed&quot;, is also available, as are the bonus costumes and (JP-only) quizzes.<br /><br />The first episode is free, while episodes 2-5 can be purchased for 2000 yen as a pack, or for 600 yen each. The DLC episode is also available for 600 yen.<br /><br />Thanks to NeoGAF user daydreaming for the tip!<br /><br /><b>Update:</b> The game is <a href="http&#58;//www&#46;capcom-unity&#46;com/gregaman/blog/2014/08/07/phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-dual-destinies-destined-for-ios" target="_blank">confirmed for release</a> in North America and Europe as well &quot;soon&quot;. (Thanks JapaneseGIRL!) Cosmosky Orchestra to perform Dual Destinies music Bolt Storm Sun, 03 Aug 2014 23:33:17 EDT The Cosmosky Orchestra, a Japanese orchestra dedicated to live performances of videogame music, has announced that as part of their sixth regular concert, they will be performing music from <i>Dual Destinies!</i><br /><br /><a href="http&#58;//www&#46;cosmosky&#46;jp/info/880/" target="_blank">The concert takes place</a> December 7th at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall (note that since DD was just announced, it's not listed on the page yet). Examples of their work can be seen <a href="https&#58;//www&#46;youtube&#46;com/user/cosmoskyorchestra" target="_blank">on their YouTube channel</a>. Here's hoping they provide a recording of the show for those of us who can't make it! 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>