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10:00 PM on 09.19.2012

TGS: New trailer for Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney

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...

Chad Concelmo





12:15 PM on 09.11.2012

Capcom thinks Ace Attorney fan game box art is for real

"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...

Tony Ponce



Ace Attorney 5 announced for 3DS, stars Phoenix Wright photo
Ace Attorney 5 announced for 3DS, stars Phoenix Wright
by Jonathan Holmes

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 Phoenix) managed to find both commercial and critical success, it's no surprise that Capcom is returning to the series' original lead. Nothing against Apollo or Edgeworth, but now that Phoenix is a star of stage, screen, manga, and videogames, it only makes sense for Capcom to capitalize on his new-found fame. Phoenix Wright -- the new king of all media.

From reports coming in, the game will feature detailed polygon based character models as well as traditional hand drawn characters. As far as storyline goes, we know that Phoenix will be joined by a new sidekick -- a young woman who looks like a cross between detective Ema Skye and Phoenix's daughter Trucy. We're also hearing that Winston Payne, the "Glass Joe" of the Ace Attorney series, will make an appearance in the court room at some point, though conflicting reports state that this is actually Winton's better looking younger brother. 

If you don't follow the Ace Attorney series, then this all must sound like so much inane babble. As for you diehard Phoenix Wright fans out there, please feel free to freak the f*ck out, and stay tuned for more Ace Attorney 5 news as we get it.

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Phoenix Wright games coming to iOS this fall photo
Phoenix Wright games coming to iOS this fall
by Dale North

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 to download a container app (free) that will house all three games. In this app you'll be able to purchase individual titles: Ace AttorneyJustice for All, andTrials and Tribulations.

So far no pricing has been given. Let's hope for a sub-$10 each price point.

Here's the best part: a new Everybody Object mode lets players tweet out animated images and sounds of Phoenix's most famous catch phrases. Take that!

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1:00 PM on 07.14.2012

Movie Review: Ace Attorney

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 ...

Matthew Razak

11:30 AM on 05.28.2012

Synthpop Phoenix Wright music video is so money

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...

Tony Ponce

10:00 AM on 04.29.2012

Ace Attorney Investigations 2 localization still possible

Despite its cult status here in the US, the Ace Attorney series sorta vanished for us. Following the release of spin-off title Ace Attorney Investigations in February 2010, Capcom Japan decided to close up the goodie room. We...

Tony Ponce

6:00 PM on 02.15.2012

Ace Attorney film to premiere at Cali's AM2 convention

["Phoenix X Edgeworth" by GyakuSaiLove] Want to catch one of the first US premiers of Takashi Miike's Ace Attorney movie? Then you're going to want to hop on a plane and fly to Anaheim, California, this summer. During the Ani...

Tony Ponce

2:00 AM on 02.02.2012

Ace Attorney wants to make sure you 'Hold it!'

Wipe away any Objection!-able material with this bizarrely fun Ace Attorney toilet paper. There are a few goodies being released as a promotion to Takashi Miike's film, but the one I'm gunning for is ...

Hiroko Yamamura



Ace Attorney film director planning worldwide release photo
Ace Attorney film director planning worldwide release
by Tony Ponce

What a glorious week it's been so far! First, Ace Attorney 5 is a really real thing, and now this bit of concentrated awesome. What do we have in store for tomorrow? Localization confirmation of Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney perhaps?

The Ace Attorney movie premiered a few days ago at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands, where it was received extremely well. The film's subtitles used the characters' Western names as opposed to the Japanese ones, which director Takashi Miike confirmed as part of plans to release the film worldwide with region-specific dubs and subs. That... makes me happy.

Film site Twitch goes on to say that the film runs over two hours long but that not a minute is wasted. The narrative is packed, the characters are deliciously hammy, and the hairdos are stars in and of themselves. Everything sounds wonderful. I can't wait!

IFFR 2012 Review: ACE ATTORNEY leads the witnesses! [Twitch]

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9:19 PM on 01.30.2012

The DTOID Show: Fat Mega Man, bad Zynga & Ace Attorney 5

Hey guys! We're back again. With a show for your faceholes. Remember last week when social gaming behemoth Zynga got busted for ripping off an indie iOS title? Well, it happened again. We've got some good news too: Capcom is...

Max Scoville



Ace Attorney 5 is happening! photo
Ace Attorney 5 is happening!
by Tony Ponce

Please, try to contain yourselves!

Technically, only Gyakuten Saiban 5 has been announced with no word on an international release. Capcom kept Ace Attorney Investigations 2 from us; those butts in Japan better not hold out on us again. No platform has been announced, but I'm going to take a wild guess and say it will be on 3DS.

That's just half the announcement, though. The other half is that the first three Ace Attrorney games are getting an HD release on iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad, with Android versions also planned. Again, no international word yet.

Still, YAY!

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Destructoid's most wanted DS / 3DS games of 2012 photo
Destructoid's most wanted DS / 3DS games of 2012
by Chad Concelmo

This entire week, we have covered our most anticipated 2012 games for the 360, PS3, Wii, and PC. Now it's time for Tony Ponce and I to enter the hardcore, baby-making world of portables. With the Nintendo DS going out with a bang and the 3DS just starting to find its footing, 2012 is going to be an exciting year for Nintendo handhelds!

As much as we love our Nintendo DSes, we are really looking forward to what 3DS games will be releasing in the future. After a slow start in 2011, the 3DS is picking up some major steam going into the new year. Like the DS before it, once the system builds up some critical and commercial momentum, the classic games from first and third parties alike will start piling up. Exciting stuff!

But what specific DS and 3DS games in 2012 are we the most excited about?

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2:00 PM on 12.31.2011

Why, yes! The Ace Attorney movie is looking awesome!

What better way to round out the year than by posting a few stills from the upcoming Ace Attorney movie directed by Takashi Miike? I think we've all heard about this project by now; no need to repeat the details all over agai...

Tony Ponce



Phoenix Wright movie is HOLY CRAP THEY NAILED IT photo
Phoenix Wright movie is HOLY CRAP THEY NAILED IT
by Jonathan Holmes

I've never been so taken aback by the level of dedication present in a game-to-movie adaptation. The trailer for the Ace Attorney film just is the first Ace Attorney game. Giant red afros on Japanese ladies, full body possession, foggy murders on boats; it's all here. There are even evidence-tossing attacks. The movie looks completely perfect.

I should have expected no less from the great Takashi Miike, part time No More Heroes 2 character and director of Audition, Yatterman, Yakuza, and countless other modern surrealist classics. It's clear that Miike loves his source material, which is a rarity these days when it comes to the directors of videogame movies.

If this film does well, I hope that we'll see more literal game-to-movie adaptations in its wake. Blaster Master, Katamari Damacy, and Super Meat Boy immediately come to mind. How about you? Do you like your game-to-film adaptations softened for the silver screen, or do you take them hard and literal like do?

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3:00 PM on 10.29.2011

Take that! First footage of the Phoenix Wright movie

Remember the news from earlier this year that wacky-tobacky Japanese film director Takashi Miike was going to give the Ace Attorney series the live-action film treatment? A couple days ago, Capcom Europe posted the first sti...

Tony Ponce