May 3rd, 2015

Court-Records is looking for a developer!

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 fandom a place to share, search, and discuss their fanworks and theories.

We are looking for a web designer who has experience both in design and implementation. You would be looking at the backend components we have in place with our backend dev, Henke, coming up with an improved design to represent them, and implementing that design with Henke providing the hooks to the backend.

Some questions and answers:

Q: What skills/experience will I need?
A: Basic web design skills (CSS, PHP, HTML) are a must. Experience with Javascript, Less-CSS, and SQL will be a significant help, as will familiarity with setting up a dev environment on your own machine so you can do local development and testing.

Q: What is the timetable for this project?
A: At present, we don't have a set date for this release. However, we will be doing our best to compartmentalize the work such that you'd only need to be taking part in the development of the site layout and wouldn't be bogged down by other elements (such as content generation.) In other words, we hope this will only be a few months on your part.

Q: Didn't I see an ad like this about a year ago?
A: Yes, unfortunately. Due to a variety of factors, our last stab at kickstarting the site's redesign stalled. We've adjusted our organization since then; part of the reason we're looking for a combined designer/frontend dev this go around is to help reduce how many parts need to be working in sync to make progress. If you applied then and weren't selected, feel free to drop us a line again!

Q: Is this a paid position?
A: 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 some AA swag, like the rest of us. 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.

Q: Are there other ways I can help?
A: We're currently reviewing what needs to be done for the project, and may open up additional slots (copywriters, etc.) in the future. For now, though, we're focusing on getting a frontend dev first and foremost.

If you're interested, please drop us a line at courtrecord@gmail.com (no, there's no s in that) with examples of your work.

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April 24th, 2015

DGS at NicoNico Chou Kaigi (Update 3: Gameplay footage)

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April 24th, 2015

DGS TGS Special Court Skit on Hulu Japan

Got a Hulu Japan account? You're in luck - as part of a cross-promotion with Hulu, the DGS TGS Special Court Skit is available to view through August!

Note that Hulu Japan requires a paid subscription (though a free trial is offered) and a Japanese IP address to view content.

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April 23rd, 2015

Dai Gyakuten Saiban OST announced - 7/15, 2 CDs

Always-eagle-eyed @hoso_boso spotted an Amazon listing for a 2-CD Dai Gyakuten Saiban soundtrack! What's really interesting is the release date - it's set to be released on July 15th, less than a week after the game. Depending on when a tracklist is announced, we could wind up getting minor spoilers from an OST before the game's even out!

Update: Capcom's official site confirms the release will have 67 tracks composed by Yasumasa Kitagawa (composer for the Ace Attorney half of Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney) and Hiromitsu Maeba (new to the AA series, composer for Sengoku Basara 4 and other titles.)

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April 11th, 2015

DGS at NicoNico Chou Kaigi - Full Schedule (Updated 4/20)

NicoNico's Chou Kaigi exhibition is coming up in just a few weeks, and Capcom has announced the details of their DGS presentations! Note that in the below, all times are in JST.

First, let's explain how the show will be streamed. There will be two separate Capcom livestreams - the standard Capcom TV stream, which will be available on NicoNico and YouTube, and the MH4/DGS-exclusive channel, which will be available only on NicoNico. There will also be a NicoNico-based stream for the final stage show. Each day has a different URL, so with that in mind, here are the various streams to keep an eye on:

MH4 and DGS Channel: April 25th
NicoNico

Capcom TV: April 25th
NicoNico
YouTube

MH4 and DGS Channel: April 26th
NicoNico

Capcom TV: April 26th
NicoNico
YouTube

NicoNico Super Game Area: April 26th
NicoNico

Now, the schedule. There are differing events across the two streams, so we'll split this by stream and day.

MH4 and DGS Channel: April 25th
10:00~11:00 - Opening ceremony, featuring producer Shintaro Kojima and director Shu Takumi, as well as MH4 producer Ryouzou Tsujimoto.
11:00~11:30 - DGS live escape the room game introduction, featuring Kojima, Takumi, and Takumi Nishizawa from SCRAP, the company producing the game.
12:50~13:30 - Presentation on the latest MH4 and DGS info, featuring Kojima and Tsujimoto.
15:30~16:00 - Live gameplay demo (of a previously unseen part of the game), featuring Kojima and Takumi.

Capcom TV Channel: April 25th
13:50~14:40 - DGS stage show, featuring Kojima and Takumi.

MH4 and DGS Channel: April 26th
10:00~11:00 - Opening ceremony, featuring Kojima, Tsujimoto, and AAI/AA5 producer Motohide Eshiro.
11:00~11:30 - Live gameplay demo, featuring Kojima and Tsujimoto.
12:50~13:30 - Presentation on the latest MH4 and DGS info, featuring Kojima and Tsujimoto.

Capcom TV Channel: April 26th
13:50~14:40 - DGS stage show, featuring Kojima and Ryuunosuke's voice actor (whose identity will be announced at the event.)

NicoNico Super Game Area: April 26th
15:00~15:45 - "Super" DGS stage show, featuring Kojima and Ryuunosuke's voice actor, as well as new court gameplay footage.

Note that you should expect some of the events on April 26th to be repeats (or close to it) of the April 25th event.

We'll be doing our best to cover all this as it happens! A very special thanks to @hoso_boso/gsfun for gathering all the schedule information in one place.

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April 9th, 2015

Ace Attorney 2: Farewell, My Turnabout: full cast photos

Cast photos for the full cast of the second Ace Attorney play, Ace Attorney 2: Farewell, My Turnabout, have been released! Running from April 29th to May 10th, it serves as an adaptation of the game episode of the same name.

The play stars:
    Daisuke Watanabe as Phoenix Wright
    Takuma Wada as Miles Edgeworth
    Karin Ogino and Hikari Shiina as Maya Fey
    Akihiro Hirashi as Larry Butz
    Ryouko Isogai as Dick Gumshoe
    Shou Tomita as Shelly de Killer
    Seren Kusunoki and Arisa Fujisaki as Franziska von Karma
    Ryousuke Katou as Juan Corrida
    Mikako Ishii as Adrian Andrews
    Yui Koike as Celeste Inpax
    Megumi Kuge as Wendy Oldbag
    Shuu Uruhara and Yuna Kouno as Pearl Fey
    Bunmei Tobayama as the Judge
    Motohiro Oota as Matt Engarde

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April 1st, 2015

Dai Gyakuten Saiban: New Trailer, official site redone

The newest trailer for DGS is here, and it's a whopping 5 minutes long, complete with voice acting!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7fl2xDedO8

Initial subs have been added, subject to tweaking.

UPDATE: Official site has seen a total redo, showing off music, voice acting, screenshots, and art!

http://www.capcom.co.jp/dai-gyakuten/

The game is also available to order at e-Capcom, and comes in several editions, the most luxurious of which is the Special Edition:

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Included is a mini-trunk of Sherlock's, two small rabbit dolls based off Sherlock and Iris, 6 postcards featuring the main characters, a notebook styled after Randst Magazine, a sticker based off Sherlock's business card, Ryuunosuke's student pin, a Sherlock Holmes theme for the 3DS, a 48-page artbook, a 10-track mini soundtrack, and of course, a physical copy of the game. Other editions have various subsets of the above:

Ash wrote:
There's a whole slew of different editions available for DGS, so to summarize:

1) Dai Gyakuten Saiban (normal version) 5800 Y (w/o VAT)
Just the game.

2) Dai Gyakuten Saiban (Special Binding version) 7300 Y (w/o VAT)
Includes the game, a mini soundtrack ("Play Music Collection") and an artbook ("Play Illustration Book").

3) E-Capcom Limited Edition 9300 Y (w/o VAT)
Includes the game, and Detective Holmes' Trunk (can case). Contents are: 2 mini pluches of Holmes and Watson, 6 postcards and a picture frame case, A5-sized "Randst" notebook, card-sized sticker with Holmes' business card and a student badge of the Imperial Yuumei University.

4) E-Capcom Limited Edition + Special Binding version 10.800 Y (w/o VAT)
Includes the game, the contents of the Special Binding version and the E-Capcom Limited Edition.

Photo's can be found on E-Capcom.

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April 1st, 2015

DGS in Famitsu 4/2: Full Scans

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April 1st, 2015

Capcom TV April 1st summary

Producer Kojima showed a little bit of the first trial (set in Japan). Ryuunosuke is suspected from a murder commited in a restaurant La Quantos (La Kuwantosu -> La Gonna Eat) and there are two witnesses: the military man UZUMAKURU and the antiques dealer SONOHIGURASHI.

* ASOUGI Kazuma's headband always dances in the wind (even if there's no wind in the courtroom...). He also grasps his sword occassionally to show his determination.
* Ryuunosuke's eyes move around nervously, which looks great. In fact, a lot of his facial expressions look great, like the moment when he first presents a piece of evidence.
* Kojima didn't show details of the case on purpose, and he stopped after the first piece of evidence.

And then there's a bit about the escape-the-room game.

But expect the important news to hit the street on April 2nd through Famitsu and updates to the official site. And in Japanese time, that's actually just a few hours away from now (Famitsu will sell digitally from 00:00 on, so details should come in quite soon).

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March 31st, 2015

Dog Gyakuten Saiban: The Adventures of Ryuunosuke Inuhodo

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Amazing! Capcom has announced that after much consideration, they're bringing a new spin to the world of Ace Attorney with Dog Gyakuten Saiban: The Adventures of Ryuunosuke Inuhodo! Following Ryuunosuke Inuhodo, Kazuwan Asougi, Susato Mikotowan, Iris Wantson, and Sherlock Holmes*, the game promises a new, lively take on the series. Check out the first trailer here, or take a gander at the official site!

*Translator's note: "inu" means dog. "Wan" means bark. "Sherlock Holmes" means "Sherlock Holmes."

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