Capcom has announced that the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy for the Nintendo 3DS will be coming to the west in the winter on the eShop. The company says 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.
In a recent interview with the Official Nintendo Magazine, Phoenix Wright creator Shu Takumi has said that he feels that Ace Attorney should have ended after the third game.Takumi told the publication “I wanted to avoid dragging it out and having it become a shadow of its former self”
“I felt that Phoenix’s story had been told, and that the series should not continue. Knowing when to end a story is very important and I wanted to avoid dragging it out and having it become a shadow of its former self.”
“Years later, when it was decided within Capcom that Ace Attorney 4 would go ahead, my position was that we should change the main character and tell a new story. I didn’t plan to have Phoenix in the game, but my colleagues said they wanted him to appear in some form, which is why he ended up being the accused in the first case in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney.”
Nintendo of America has confirmed that a free playable demo of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies will be available today after the Nintendo Direct presentation. The demo will be available to download on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Capcom Unity has held a Dual Destines Q & A with Ace Attorney Producer Motohide Eshiro. During the Q&A Eshiro revealed that the company currently has no plans to release a physical version of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. The main reason behind this decision is that releasing it digitally takes the manufacturing time out the equation.
“In response to fan feedback we looked into a western physical release of Dual Destinies but from the beginning of the project, one of our goals has been to bring the game to the western market much more quickly than we have been able to in the past. As text adventures, the Ace Attorney games require a lot of time for localization, so we really moved the proverbial mountains and had a lot of people work very hard to get the text localized as quickly as possible—while of course maintaining the high quality level fans are accustomed to.”
“As part of this, we made the decision to release on digital only in the west in order to take manufacturing time out of the equation and allow the release date to be as early as possible. So the answer is, no, Dual Destinies will be a digital download-only release in the west.”
The review scores are in from the latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu. The publication awarded Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies an impressive thirty-seven out of forty. Two of the reviewers awarded the game a perfect ten, while the other two reviewers gave the game and eight and a nine respectively. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies is due to be released in Japan on July 25th. Here’s the rest of the review scores from Famitsu.
- Beast Saga: Saikyou Gekiotsu Coliseum (3DS) – 7/7/6/6 [26/40]
- Chibi Devi! 2: Mahou no Yume Ehon (3DS) – 7/7/7/5 [26/40]
- Dragon’s Crown (PS3) – 9/8/8/9 [34/40]
- Dragon’s Crown (PSV) – 9/8/8/9 [34/40]
- Fantasy Life Link! (3DS) – 9/9/8/9 [35/40]
- Hoppechan: Tsukutte! Asonde! Punipuni Town!! (3DS) – 8/8/7/7 [30/40]
- Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra (PS3) – 6/7/7/6 [26/40]
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies (3DS) – 10/9/10/8 [37/40]
- Race Driver: GRID 2 (PS3) – 9/8/8/8 [33/40]
- Race Driver: GRID 2 (360) – 9/8/8/8 [33/40]
- Toki no Kizuna: Hanayui Tsuzuri (PSP) – 8/7/8/6 [29/40]
- The Witch and The Hundred Knights (PS3) – 8/8/8/7 [31/40]
- XBLAZE Code: Embryo (PS3) – 8/8/8/6 [30/40]
- XBLAZE Code: Embryo (PSV) – 8/8/8/6 [30/40]
Capcom has confirmed that Ace Attorney 5 will be coming to North America and Europe this fall. The game will be titled Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies and will be released as a digital download on the Nintendo 3DS via the eShop. It’s down to Phoenix Wright and his team at the Wright Anything Agency to discover the cause of the destruction. Players will have to battle it out in court against Gaspen Payne, the younger brother of Winston Payne from previous Ace Attorney titles, as they defend the accused.
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Capcom has revealed that the long-awaited Ace Attorney 5 for the Nintendo 3DS will be the first in the series to have fully voice-acted dialogue. The developer acknowledges that the implementation of voice acting could split the fan-base, but after careful consideration Capcom has decided that this was the best way to progress with the series.