October 11th, 2016

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney coming to mobile

Well, the official blog post announcing it seems to have been hastily retracted, but the evidence is clear as day: Apollo Justice is coming to Android and iOS this winter!


You can pre-register to get the game first now.

Update: Officially announced in both America and Japan.

Spoiler: First screenshots

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October 11th, 2016

Happy 15th anniversary, Ace Attorney!


It's past midnight now in Japan, so October 12th, and that means that it's exactly fifteen years ago that the original Game Boy Advance version of Ace Attorney was released!

The official AA 15th anniversary site has updated with celebratory notes from Japanese mystery writers and people connected to the series, as well as an overview of the series history thus far.

(Staff note: sorry for hijacking your post, Ash!)

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October 8th, 2016

The Court-Records Discord is open!

Howdy! Times are changing, and that means we need to change with them. Or put another way: we're opening a Discord server!

If you aren't familiar with Discord, it's a chat service that marries some of the best aspects of Skype and IRC: permanent user IDs with changeable nicknames, great support for groups and sub-channels, and an interface that's available just about anywhere, give or take Windows Phone.

The goal is to have a more laid-back, active community than the message boards. That said, most of the rules of C-R itself still apply, primarily that 1. you should treat other users with respect and 2. chatroom or no, try to keep the conversations from devolving into pure spam. NSFW content is still a no-go, as are spoilers outside of designated channels. Check out the #announcements channel for more detail.

Have fun!

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September 29th, 2016

Turnabout Time Traveler now available in English

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September 17th, 2016

New story: Turnabout of the Time Traveller.

As announced at TGS, mystery writer Van Madoy will write an all-original Ace Attorney story, Gyakuten Saiban - Jikan Ryokosha no Gyakuten (Ace Attorney - Turnabout of the Time Traveller) to be serialized in Hayakawa's Mystery Magazine, starting in the March 2017 issue (goes on sale in January 2017). A special interview between him and Takumi will be published in the January 2017 issue (goes on sale November 2016).


He also left a comment on the official site:

Hello, I'm Van Madoy. I will be writing a novelization of Ace Attorney. In terms of chronology, this story is set during the first game, but it is an original story and because it's such a special ocassion, I hope the readers will enjoy this slightly different idea. Please look forward to Turnabout of the Time Traveller.

On his Twitter account, Madoy mentions that timewise, it's like an Episode 2.5 of the first game, so very early in the series.

Van Madoy debuted with Marutamachi Revoir, a young adult mystery novel and the first in the Revoir series which is about... a private trial in the city of Kyoto. Besides writing his own original mystery stories, he has also started doing novelizations as of late.

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September 17th, 2016

2017 Special Court event announced

There was something else announced at the TGS conference, but let's not forget what came first: an announcement that a special court event will be held in January 2017 to celebrate the Ace Attorney series' 15th anniversary!

The event will be held on January 22nd, 2017 with two showings: one in the afternoon at 12:00 JST and one in the evening at 17:30 JST. The event will feature a variety of voice actors from the main series and DGS, as well as several of the stage actors from the latest AAI play. In addition, character designer Iwamoto, producer Eshiro, and directors Takumi and Yamazaki will be in attendance.

If you're in Japan, see here for details on how to attend. As for the rest of us - don't necessarily expect a livestream, but do expect news related to that other announcement tonight...

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September 17th, 2016

Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 announced


"This time - all the mysteries will be brought to light."

Details to come.

First trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot6tidI8NNo

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September 16th, 2016

15th ann. stage show at TGS is tonight/today (9/16 or 9/17)

Hey there! Just a reminder that the special Ace Attorney 15th anniversary stage show at TGS is in less than 24 hours from the time of this post, at 15:00 JST on Saturday, September 17th!

This translates to 11 PM PT (on Friday the 16th), 2 AM ET, 6 AM UTC, and 8 AM CEST.

We will be livestreaming and translating the important bits on CyTube, so stop on by and chat with other AA fans!

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September 9th, 2016

Spirit of Justice site updates round 1: characters

I'm going to be very honest: it's late and I'm tired so let's make this quick. Character profiles for Spirit of Justice are up, featuring profile images, localized names, and info/background on every character in the game. Note that if you don't want to see the cast of characters, you shouldn't click that link. Otherwise, spoilers are tagged on each profile. Note that this includes info on the DLC characters (again, including localized names.)

You'll likely notice some small errors here or there, both content and display-wise. Those will hopefully be fixed soon. If you see any really egregious errors point them out below.


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September 8th, 2016

Ace Attorney anime getting home release in West, dub likely

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