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
April 9th, 2014
Celebrate the Bright Age of the Law with AAO!
Hey everyone! In case you haven't heard of it before, Ace Attorney Online is an easy-to-use site where you can make your own Ace Attorney fancases. It's exclusively online, and requires no downloads. It's been out there for a while now, so there are already lots of completed cases you can play. (Of course, you can also use the AAO engine to make things besides trials.)
Much of AAO's content has been made with the "version 5" editor. However, a few days ago, AAOv6 entered pre-release, and to celebrate Unas (the head of AAO) is hosting a "Bright Age of the Law" competition! AAOv6 has been programmed from the ground up and features more flexibility and features than the previous engine, such as custom foregrounds, scrolling courtroom shots, and multiple on-screen characters.
If you're interested in the AAOv6 editor, you can join the case competition, and try out AAOv6 firsthand. If you win, your case will become the first featured case made in AAOv6!
If you're more visually inclined, you can enter the sprite competition. While you can easily enter custom sprites for your own use in the AAO editor, the winning sprite set of the competition will be added as a default sprite set in the editor, like the canon character sprites.
Finally, if you don't really want to make your own thing but want to help others make theirs, you can write a tutorial for the tutorial competition.
(The winners of the three competitions will also each get a snazzy mug and custom forum title.)
AAO is free to join and use, so give it a try! The main Bright Age of the Law page (which includes a trailer that shows off the AAOv6 engine) can be found here. Reply || Read Comments By Bad Player
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March 27th, 2014
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: EU Launch
Three and a half years, give or take a bit. That's how long it's been since Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was first revealed in a blaze of glory (and animated trailer). Since then there's been a second Ace Attorney Investigations game released, a fifth Ace Attorney game announced, developed, and released internationally, and three Layton games released internationally. Busy times for both series, but for those of us who can't speak Japanese (and who have a European 3DS), the wait is over. Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney launches today in Europe with the full power of the NoE publishing machine behind it, bringing us a Multi-6, physical release. (Sadly, American AA fans will have to wait for later this year.)
As always, the C-R forums are open for discussion of the game. We'd also like to take the opportunity to reach out to the community and ask for some help building a PLvsPW section for the site. We'd love to hear about localized names (not just English ones!) and their associated puns in this topic over here, and if anyone feels up to the challenge of writing chapter summaries for our Cases section, drop a post over here. Lastly, since the game is somewhat more open than a traditional AA game, we'd love to host any walkthroughs people make; reach out to us through e-mail (email@example.com - no, there's no 's') or post on the forums to let us know.
Finally, PLvsPW graphics will be added to the site slowly over the coming weeks. If you have a 3DS capture card and would like to help out, again - let us know by sending an e-mail or posting in this thread (which already has some graphics for early parts of the game.) And maybe more importantly - if you can record (ideally via line-in audio, not just a mic) voice clips for the characters (think "Objection!" shouts) in any language, that'd be fantastic!
So dust off your top hats and pick up your picarats, folks. A very special court is now in session.
Update: the game is now live on the European eShop! Reply || Read Comments By Bolt Storm
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PLvsPWAA footage (spoiler)http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/vide ... nix-wright
[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright] Bossy Baker Footage
[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright] Unclear Vision Footage
[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright] Witch's Court Footage
[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright] Inquisitor Enters Court Footage
[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright] Memories Footage
[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright] Storyteller's Arrival Footage
[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright] Something Amiss Footage
[Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright] Apprentice Baker Footage
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March 13th, 2014
ONM #106 - Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace AttorneyThe UK Nintendo magazine Official Nintendo Magazine is dedicating its 106th issue to all things Layton and Wright to celebrate the upcoming European release of Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney!
In addition to a review of the game, an article exploring some of gaming's great detectives, and posters to promote the crossover, the magazine also has an interview with Shu Takumi:
"I felt that Phoenix's story had been told, and that the series should not continue", the writer, whose most recent work is the fantastic Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright, explained to us. "Knowing when to end a story is very important and I wanted to avoid dragging it out and having it become a shadow of its former self."
Of course, his next appearance was at the stand rather than his usual bench in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, a move that Takumi was initially against: "Years later, when it was decided within Capcom that Ace Attorney 4 would go ahead, my position was that we should change the main character and tell a new story. I didn't plan to have Phoenix in the game, but my colleagues said they wanted him to appear in some form, which is why he ended up being the accused in the first case in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney."
For the full interview and articles, ONM is on sale now in the UK. Reply || Read Comments By Bolt Storm
March 13th, 2014