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Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies demo on eShop today


I have no objections
Oct 01
// Tony Ponce
Getting ready for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies on October 24? Pump yourself with a demo on the 3DS eShop today. Get your finger pointing on as soon as you can.
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Phoenix Wright

Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies hits the eShop in October


Turnabout Return and costume DLC confirmed
Sep 17
// Jordan Devore
I now think of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies as the game where Phoenix Wright defends an orca charged with murder which is, to be fair, at least a funny thing to be remembered for. (Shame that case is DLC.) Ca...
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OBJECTION!
[Update: European release also confirmed.] Late last year, Japan got an amazing crossover in Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney -- leaving everyone else in the dark as to when it would be announced worldwide. But due to today...

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Not all DLC heading West in Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies


The quiz didn't pass the test
Aug 03
// Wesley Ruscher
Western Ace Attorney fans have much to be excited for when the fifth entry in series invades the Nintendo 3DS eShop with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies and its subsequent DLC titled "Turnabout Return" late...
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You must defend this whale that's been accused of MURDER


One of the first major DLCs for Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
Jul 26
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The first details of the Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies downloadable content plans have been revealed, in Japan at least. The Special Chapter: Turnabout Return DLC is the one I'm looking forward to as it will bridge the gap bet...
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The new Ace Attorney game has been rated M


Also here's some new videos
Jul 17
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Well this is random. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies has been rated M for mature by the ESRB. Past games have always been rated T for teen, and the reasoning behind this change isn't all that clear. Sure, the g...
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Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies screens are looking sharp


Both the white suit and the spear impaling that other guy
Jul 03
// Darren Nakamura
It isn't long until Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies shows up in the 3DS eShop this fall, so the Capcom Unity blog has put up some new screenshots, as well as bios for characters both old and new. Check out that ...
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Ace Attorney 5

Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies physical release possible


Capcom is looking for sufficient demand
Jun 18
// Jordan Devore
Outside of Japan, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies will be available only as a download from the Nintendo 3DS eShop. That's the current plan, at any rate. Responding to fans, Capcom senior VP Christian Svensson ex...

Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies is lookin' fine in 3D

Jun 13 // Caitlin Cooke
The demo I played was very reminiscent of the original series with the same dialogue style and basic gameplay mechanics but with the extra oomph that the 3DS can offer - mainly, short 3D cutscenes and added graphic detail. Oh, and of course Phoenix's hair is even more spiky in 3D. Players can still shout OBJECTION! into the mic and I imagine the investigation will also incorporate some 3DS features, however the demo did not get into the crime scene portion.  The court scene was very much the same as it's always been -- lots of banter, pressing the witnesses, presenting evidence and of course all the courtroom drama that goes along with it. It was entertaining watching Phoenix stumble his way through his first investigation in years - it wouldn't be an Ace Attorney game without embarrassing the main character! The new gameplay mechanic, the "mood matrix," allows Phoenix to sense how the witness is feeling during their testimony -- happy, angry, sad, or surprised. Pinpointing an unexpected emotion allows for Phoenix to press the witness even further on their testimony, exposing new information. It didn't seem very difficult but it was interesting being able to view the witness' memories play out. I found this to be a unique addition and I'm curious how it will play out in the long run. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies is being released in Japan on July 25th with western regions following suit in the fall for 3DS download only. Yes, it's sad, but hey at least we're getting it, and getting it soon!  
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I have no objections
I'm a big fan of the Ace Attorney series but fell off the wagon somewhere between the Apollo Justice and Miles Edgeworth games, so it's exciting to see that Phoenix is making a comeback in Dual Destinies. The game takes place...

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Capcom has a 'big surprise' in store for E3


And here's the rest of the lineup
Jun 06
// Jordan Devore
At first glance, Capcom's E3 2013 lineup feels lighter than expected. There's the usual Lost Planet 3, DuckTales: Remastered, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, as expected. Yes, ...
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New Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies trailer, 'nuff said


GO, GO, STEEL SAMURAI!
Jun 01
// Tony Ponce
In yesterday's special Japan-only Nintendo Direct, Capcom shared additional details on the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies. For the latter, we've got a brand new trailer to salivat...
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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD on App Store now


Pointing is rude
May 30
// Dale North
Capcom says that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD is now on Apple's App Store, ready for you to download for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You'll get the first three games -- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, ...
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Nintendo Direct

Nintendo to detail Monster Hunter 4 and Ace Attorney 5


Juicy details coming in this week's Nintendo Direct
May 28
// Patrick Hancock
In an upcoming dual-game specific Nintendo Direct, Nintendo will be talking about two highly anticipated titles: Monster Hunter 4 and Ace Attorney 5. The broadcast will be in Japanese and takes place on May 31, which is ...
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Phoenix Wright

Capcom explains digital-only Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies


Why North America and Europe aren't getting a boxed copy
May 15
// Jordan Devore
When Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies leaves Japan this fall, it'll be available exclusively through the 3DS eShop. This reality of the publishing business has been met with backlash from some percentage of fans ...
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Ace Attorney

Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies gets a Japanese web demo


A Flash demo? How quaint!
May 15
// Tony Ponce
Capcom has finally slapped a proper localized title onto Ace Attorney 5, hereby known as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, and will be bringing it out West this fall. Unfortunately, it will be an eShop-only relea...
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Take that! Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies out this fall


If crazy lawyer hijinks are wrong, I don't want to be Wright
May 13
// Darren Nakamura
Formerly known only as Ace Attorney 5 in the west, the upcoming game in the wacky lawyer adventure series has a new name: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies. Not only that, but it will see its digital release in t...
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Ace Attorney 5

Ace Attorney 5 bundles include finger-pointing statue


Also included is a nifty pouch themed after Wright's pimpin' suit
Apr 18
// Tony Ponce
For Phoenix Wright's grand return to the courtroom in Japan this summer, Capcom has put together a number of limited edition bundles to sell on the e-Capcom store. For ¥9990 (~$102), you get a copy of the game, three alte...
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Ace Attorney 5

Ace Attorney 5 releases this July in Japan


No Western date announced just yet
Apr 11
// Tony Ponce
The dynamic trio of Phoenix Wright, Mr. Grumpy Gus, and Chick with a Care Bear Stare is set to invade your 3DS this summer -- if you live in Japan, that is. In a post about an upcoming Nico Nico Q&A session, Capcom accide...
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Ace Attorney 5

Ace Attorney 5 heroine uses emotions to solve her cases


Kizuki Kokone listens to the 'Heart's Testimony'
Mar 18
// Kyle MacGregor
Ace Attorney 5 features a female protagonist, as you might have gathered from screenshots and trailers. A new member of the Wright Anything Agency, Kizuki Kokone studied law in the United States and endeavors to use...
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Apollo Justice art

Apollo Justice is a hardcore badass


The art community loves Apollo's new 'tude
Mar 14
// Tony Ponce
The second that news hit about Apollo Justice's makeover for the upcoming Ace Attorney 5, web artists like Umberon went nuts with the concept. Apollo's trying to pull a Raiden over here! You sneaky devil! Speaking of Raiden, ...
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Ace Attorney 5

Apollo Justice confirmed for Ace Attorney 5


He's taken some battle damage
Mar 12
// Jonathan Holmes
Though they come few and far between, some say that Ace Attorney 4 is their favorite game in the series. These fans were rightfully disappointed to see Phoenix Wright return to the starring role in Ace Attorney 5. W...
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TGS: Phoenix Wright 5 is beautiful but impenetrable by me


Sep 21
// Conrad Zimmerman
One of the absolute worst things about coming to Japan and not knowing the language is being faced with the opportunity to play a new game from a series you love and not understand a goddamn thing that's going on. Such was th...

TGS: Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright join forces

Sep 21 // Allistair Pinsof
At the start of the demo, I was given the choice of choosing to play as Layton or Wright. I chose Layton which began with a gorgeously drawn animation sequence, improved with 3D and ruined by bad compression. If you've played a Layton game, you know what to expect. A minor difference is that you now explore your environment via a cursor controlled by the thumbstick or stylus. I don't really see why Level-5 thought this was necessary. I can see benefits to it, such as the magnifying glass cursor sparkling when you hover over a coin spot. I haven't spent enough time with the game to feel one way or another. Maybe Level-5 just want to mix things up. In any case, it leaves the bottom screen in a sad empty state. Visually, PLvAA is one of the sharpest games on the 3DS. Character portraits are now rendered in 3D but have a cartoon design and shading to them that makes them look 2D until they move. The backgrounds also look a lot better too thanks to a higher resolution and the 3DS' depth-of-field. The UI is also overhauled with a pop-up menu for puzzle explanations that can easily be minimized and other good tweaks. [embed]235440:45160[/embed] After getting stuck on a puzzle in Layton (it is in Japanese), I jumped into Ace Attorney. I should have known I'd be watching loads of animated video and dialog before getting into the game. I wasn't able to check out the game thoroughly, but it seems pretty consistent with previous entries in the series. I'm not sure how it will connect to Layton's story, beyond the witch trials that Wright takes part in. Layton and Wright occupy the same world for this title, but between the demo and TGS trailer, I'm starting to get the feeling that we'll rarely see them share screen space. Fans of both games will find much to enjoy here, but may be better off playing Ace Attorney 5 and/or Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy. For a crossover, PLvAA doesn't feel all that grand or ambitious. It's more of a Neapolitan than an ice cream sundae, but if you happen to like all variety of flavors, it may be exactly what you are craving.
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Professor Layton and Ace Attorney are unique within the puzzle/adventure genre, but both share enough in common with each other to make for a perfect crossover game. Not since Marvel vs. Capcom and Kingdom Hearts have dedicat...

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TGS: Ace Attorney 5 trailer is ... OBJECTION!


Sep 19
// Chad Concelmo
Okay, that headline made no sense, but an interrupting "OBJECTION!" joke has to appear somewhere in a post about Ace Attorney, right? This hot trailer from the new 3DS Ace Attorney game just came out of TGS, and, boy, does i...
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TGS: New trailer for Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney


Sep 19
// Chad Concelmo
Direct from TGS 2012 comes this new trailer for upcoming 3DS game Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney! And it has actual gameplay! When I first heard Capcom and Level 5 were teaming up to make this game, I thought I was dreami...
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Capcom thinks Ace Attorney fan game box art is for real


Sep 11
// Tony Ponce
"That's Our Capcom! Coming soon to ABC Family!" Capcom is notorious for its printing errors and spelling gaffes. If it's not using watermarked images for its slip covers, it's failing to run a simple spell check on in-game di...
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The latest issue of Famitsu has confirmed that Ace Attorney 5 is in development for the 3DS, and like the headline says, Phoenix Wright is back in the spotlight. After the recent Ace Attorney movie (also starring Ph...

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I'm sure fans won't have any...objections to all three Phoenix Wright games coming to iPhone and iPad this fall. Capcom says that the DS games will be bumped up and remastered for iOS devices later this year. You'll be able t...

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Movie Review: Ace Attorney


Jul 14
// Matthew Razak
Destructoid's friendly, neighborhood movie site Flixist is covering the Japan Cuts Film Festival in New York all this week (along with the New York Asian Film Festival all last week) and to kick off the events they've got an ...
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Synthpop Phoenix Wright music video is so money


May 28
// Tony Ponce
The Ace Attorney series, other than being damn brilliant, lends itself well (almost too well) to parody. The character portraits, limited animation frames, and backgrounds can be easily arranged in all manner of configuratio...

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