July 18th, 2014
The Court-Records 2014 OC Contest is a go!
(Thanks to MoodMatrix for the banner!)
After far too long, the Court-Records Original Character Contest is back! Not familiar with it? The idea's simple: come up with Ace Attorney fan characters and you could win some serious AA swag! (Not to mention some internet bragging points.)
This year, we're celebrating Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, and so the theme is multiple characters - unlike past years, your entry should include between 2 and 5 connected Ace Attorney OCs. These characters must be depicted in the form of a fanwork, in one of three categories: fanart, fanfiction, and spriting. The three categories will be judged entirely separate from each other, and like the Sprite Cup, after a round of private judging, the finalists will be voted on by the public.
What's up for grabs? Well:
For the full rules and details, check out the contest page! At present, entries will be accepted until August 31st.
When you're ready to enter, we have entry topics set up in the Fanfiction, Fanart, and Sprite subforums.
And finally, if you're an AA writer but don't have time to enter, we're still looking for one more fanfic judge! Please get in contact via e-mail or PM if you're interested. Any questions can either be posted in this topic or e-mailed to us at email@example.com.
Good luck, everyone! Reply || Read Comments By Bolt Storm
June 27th, 2014
UPDATED: Court-Records needs your help!Update 7/12/14: We've found a designer and frontend dev, but we're still looking for a copywriter!
Court-Records is looking to make the second major overhaul in its history, and we need your help to do it! We're currently working on a redo of C-R's main site that aims to not only give a fresher look to the game content and coverage you know and love, but also gives the Ace Attorney community a place to share and discuss their fanwork, in any shape or size.
Most of the backend work is done, thanks to the wonderful Henke, but we're looking for two people to help us finish up the site:
For both roles, familiarity with setting up web development on your own machine (Apache server, MySQL, etc.) is desired - we can provide some help in getting set up, but if those words are all Greek to you, this might not be a good fit. This should be a short-term project; we're hoping to get things launched in the next few months.
Unfortunately, Court-Records runs on a bit of a shoestring budget, so we can't provide professional-level compensation; you'd be doing this for love of the series and probably some extra AA swag we have. Sorry - we understand for a lot of people this is their job, and if you can't do the work for financial reasons we don't blame you. If you're cool working like this, you'll of course be credited on the site.
If you're interested, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org (no, there's no 's' in that), ideally with examples of your work. Reply || Read Comments By Bolt Storm
June 14th, 2014
AAI2 Fan Translation: Full Patch Released! (BETA)
The title says it all - the AAI2 team, after years of work, has successfully translated the game and released a full patch!
The patch can be downloaded here in two formats:
BEAT: http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/rom-h ... 32859.html
XDELTA: http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/rom-h ... 32860.html
Please read the readme before applying the patch. This is still a beta, so there may be bugs or errors.
Again, a tremendous congratulations to the team and all their hard work.
Note from BP: Just a reminder that GK2 spoiler rules are still in effect (for the whole game!), so don't go around posting unmarked spoilers outside of proper threads in the GK2 subforum. (We may lift GK2 spoilers in the not-so-distant future, but for now they're all still in effect.) Reply || Read Comments By Bolt Storm
June 10th, 2014
Professor Layton Vs Phoenix Wright coming to NA 8/29Just announced during the Nintendo Treehouse Live @E3, Professor Layton Vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney launches in NA on August 29th.
Trailer here; it appears the game will have a physical release.
Reply || Read Comments By Blademaster_Orca
June 5th, 2014
May 25th, 2014
Pick Your Prosecutor - DGS Edition!Another game announced, another time-honored C-R tradition to pull up. It's time to get the ball rolling on the Pick Your Prosecutor contest for Dai Gyakuten Saiban!
For those unfamiliar with the contest, it's quite simple: post your thoughts on what the DGS prosecutor/rival is going to be like, and if you're spot on, you could win some bits of swag (and of course internet bragging points). Check out the thread for details!
And if you're looking for a slightly meatier contest, don't worry - the 2014 OC Contest is coming up soon... Reply || Read Comments By Bolt Storm
May 21st, 2014
Dai Gyakuten Saiban in Nintendo Dream 5/21This month's issue of Nintendo Dream, on sale now in Japan, has a small article on Dai Gyakuten Saiban. While it doesn't sound like there's any major updates, the article confirms that Ryuunosuke is a college student when the game begins, and the art director for the game is Kazuya Nuri (character director on Rise from the Ashes, AJ, AAI, and PLvsAA), which had been previously speculated but not confirmed.
We'll keep you posted if there are any other updates! Reply || Read Comments By Bolt Storm
April 23rd, 2014
Dai Gyakuten Saiban - Official site, trailerOfficial site: http://www.capcom.co.jp/new-gyakuten/ (Thanks JapaneseGIRL!)
Subbed trailer (turn on annotations): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuIdjU1I-08 Reply || Read Comments By Bolt Storm
April 22nd, 2014
New Gyakuten Saiban: Dai Gyakuten Saiban (Meiji era, Takumi)You won't believe it, but the next Gyakuten Saiban game is in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine. No detail is available at the moment, except the title : Dai Gyakuten Saiban : Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken. Apparently, game takes place during the... Meiji Era. For those wondering : it IS Shu Takumi's mysterious new project, teased during the last JP Nintendo Direct (there's even an interview in the mag). It's for the Nintendo 3DS.
Post will be updated as new details come in... In the mean time, here's a 1st scan :
Source (via NeoGAF), and
April 16th, 2014
Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection released in Japan
A heads up to any of our Japanese 3DS-carrying members: the Wright Selection is now available on the Japanese eShop for 3,694 yen (~$36) plus tax and will be available physically in stores in the morning for 3,990 yen (plus tax)!
As a reminder, the game includes both English and Japanese text, though unfortunately no Western release has been announced. Reply || Read Comments By Bolt Storm