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HOLD IT! Live orchestra to play Phoenix Wright tunes

Man, if you're a person living in Japan and reading DS Fanboy right now, do we have a piece of awesome news for you. Not only are you confined to listening to the wonderful music from the Ace Attorney line through your iTunes or by actually playing the games, you can enjoy a live performance of tracks from the series of games. Chalk this up as another reason why we wish we lived in Japan.

We do have time to move over there before this goes down. The event takes place on April 20th at the Shinjuku Culture Center, where the Tokyo Philharmonic will be behind select musical tracks from the games. Hey, if there's going to be any reason why we move there, it'd be this.

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2008's Biggest Blips - Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

[Via Go Nintendo]

Apollo Justice hands-on round-up

Folks at IGN and GameSpot got their hands on Apollo Justice this week, which means there are some interesting sets of hands-on impressions floating around ... and also means the potential for spoilers is increasing with every moment as we approach the release of the fourth game in the franchise. We'll be very general here, and if you just can't wait for every possible tidbit, head on over and read at your own risk.

Both outlets report that the new installment starts out in similar fashion to the others; that is, the first case is something of a tutorial that helps players find their way around the courtroom process and get to know their main character. Further, this game seems to live up to all the wackiness, fun, and wit of the previous games in the series ... something many may have worried about due to the new cast. Never fear, dedicated fans. It looks like Apollo Justice is set to be just as guilty a pleasure as his predecessor.

Gallery: Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

Read - Hands-on with IGN
Read - Hands-on with GameSpot

DS Daily: Video game crushes

Warning: This video contains spoilers

While playing Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations, we came across this hilarious scene in which the game pokes fun at the "frothing female masses" devoted to Miles Edgeworth (which, sadly, includes this blogger). We know that they're embarrassing to admit to, since -- as you well know -- video game characters aren't real people. Yet, many of us must concede to having a video game crush at some point in our lives, and it's time to 'fess up and come clean. So, what video game characters have you had (or do you have) a crush on?

GameStop lists Apollo Justice for a February release

A listing for Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice has surfaced at GameStop's online site, claiming the game would grace retail shelves on the 19th of February. Although the listing is hardly confirmed, we're crossing our fingers that this is the true release date.

We might have initially thought the game was coming too soon following Trials & Tribulations, but that isn't the case any longer. We want this game. And we want it now. Also, we wonder about possible pre-order gifts, although we won't be pre-ordering through Capcom directly, we assure you.

[Via Court Records; thanks, MaHe!]

Capcom apologizes for your Trials and Tribulations

Being one of the folks to receive their copy of Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations directly from Capcom, this blogger found himself receiving the game a month late and without the plush figure bonus that had been promised (in retrospect, however, that probably is a good thing). And, what has Capcom done to correct this? They've issued out an apology.

Other than the usual "we're sorry" stuff, Capcom has offered to ship out the plush separately to those who've pre-ordered the game before 10/29. Also, they're providing a coupon good for 10% off (code: PWthanksyou) at their online store. If you want to read the full apology, head past the break.

Gallery: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney 3: Trials and Tribulations

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Preordering through Capcom a Tribulation in itself

Completed Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations yet? Great! Then spare a thought for the poor saps who preordered the title online through Capcom, and who are still waiting on their copies, despite the game being released over a month ago.

Infendo reader Andrew flagged up the problem yesterday, and it appears he's only one of many on Capcom's official message board who have been prevented from getting their law on. In fact, we can totally understand the grumpiness in this thread, especially as it took a whole month of customers ranting just to get a faintly apologetic response from a Capcom representative. Now, Capcom has chosen to appease the baying mob with -- can you guess? -- yes! A 10% off coupon for its online store! You just couldn't write it any better.

Capcom has since told Andrew his game has shipped, though there's still no word on the awesome Phoenix Wright plush that was being dangled in front of those who preordered the game. Objection indeed, Capcom.

Metareview: Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations

With it being the biggest release of the year on the DS (well .. maybe it isn't the biggest release, but it's still pretty big), we're surprised more outlets haven't tossed their pair of pennies into the ring regarding the last Ace Attorney title starring Phoenix. Seriously, where are all of the reviews? It can't still be under embargo, as it ships to retail today.

Oh well, let's all go over who has said what they thought about the game:
  • ZTGameDomain (85/100) likes the old friend: "Yes, it's the same, however it's not the type of same that says "Crap, I've played this damned game before"..it is more akin to a cozy familiarity."
  • Game Informer (83/100) says: "Knowing that the next game in this series will star a new up-and-coming defense attorney, Trials & Tribulations is a fun and fitting farewell to Phoenix and company." [Nov 2007, p.162]
  • Eurogamer (80/100) thinks you should play it: "It's agony not to just enthusiastically tell you about the scenarios, the cases themselves, but I hate reviewers that get to experience something completely freshly for themselves, and then rob that opportunity from all who read the review. So believe me, if I told you you'd want to play, and then be cross I told you. So just skip to the wanting to play."
  • Gamestyle (80/100) finds that if it isn't broke, you shouldn't fix it: "A classic case of it "if it isn't broke, don't fix it", Trials and Tribulations carries on the series' high quality and is a fitting end to the trilogy, but it won't convert anyone waiting for the series to break out of its somewhat rigid menu-driven process of elimination. That said, Gamestyle loved it and any fans of the previous games will love it too."

Gallery: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney 3: Trials and Tribulations

Friday Video: Conclusive evidence

The best thing in this video isn't hearing Apollo Justice's "Objection" for the first time, nor is it seeing the way he interacts with his mentor, Kristoph Gavin. It's not even the sight of a familiar friend. Oh, which reminds us-- this video contains people talking and things happening in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, so if you're absolutely dead set against hearing even the most cursory information about the plot, don't watch the video.

The best thing about this video is that it's more proof that an English version of the game is really, really on the way, and soon.

[Via Kotaku]

Create a LOLyer, win awesome Ace Attorney stuff

Do you enjoy lolcats? No? Well, are you really good at making mockingly ironic images to show how stupid they are? Well, there you go. In any case, you might enjoy Capcom's Ace Attorney image contest, in which you're asked to create a lolcat-style image using any Ace Attorney art (we'd avoid hentai, both in this contest and in life), and send it along to Capcom.

For your efforts, you'll be eligible for a copy of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations, a Phoenix Wright plush toy, and a poster with an autograph and special note from producer Minae Matsukawa. Even if you FAIL don't win, you'll get 10% off the game. Get started displaying evidence of your talent!

[Via Game|Life]

TGS07: Apollo Justice trailer

Imported direct from the Tokyo Game Show, this new trailer for Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney depicts a man on a mission. He's a rookie attorney with only one weapon: a passionate heart burning red. Oh, and his many years attending law school. Also, his mysterious magician sidekick.

OK, so he has a few different weapons.

Because we're Fresh Prince fans, too

Seriously, we are! We remember watching Will Smith and the Banks family was such a treat growing up, as we looked up to Will for coming from our hometown and making it big with his own hit TV show. And, with the show now appearing on Nick at Nite, we get to watch all of our favorite episodes over and over again. Considering our undying love for a certain attorney, the combination of the two was something we couldn't pass up the opportunity to post about. Like taking a boot to the head, this Phoenix Wright parody video is one funny piece of footage.

[Via Go Nintendo; the actual episode clip can be found here. Thanks, hvnlysoldr!]

WRUP: Phoenix heads to a new territory edition

The U.S. doesn't get much in the way of new releases this week, but that doesn't mean there isn't cause for celebration. Why, our very favorite franchise is headed to the land down under. If that isn't a cause for celebration, we don't know what is. But, then again, if you're a dedicated DS gamer in the region, there's a good chance you already imported it.

So, what are you playing?

Preorder Phoenix Wright, pick up plush

We'd like to present this item that will, no doubt, convince you to find our client, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations, worth buying. If you got the import, then, well, time to eBay and reorder.

You can only get this little Phoenix by preordering the game through GameStop or Capcom's own online store. Then you can TAKE THAT! plush that you get, and HOLD IT! if you have any OBJECTIONS! to a bad dream.

If you're not all Ace Attorneyed out by our awful jokes, we recommend this rumination on the series, and its lifebar in particular, by the ever-brilliant dessgeega.

German Apollo Justice screenshots are a good sign

Siliconera's Spencer Yip came across some screenshots of the German localization of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney and rejoiced. Not because German is awesome (although we suppose it is a pretty neat language) but because evidence of any work being done on a version in any European language portends that the English version is even farther along. In fact, if Capcom is even thinking about a European release, we estimate that the US version must have been out for about two years already.

More information about the European version can be found at Nintendo's European site, which lists some very Teutonic-sounding names for the twin lawyers known as Garyuu Kirihito and Garyuu Kyouya in Japan: Klavier and Kristoph Gavin. In addition, Apollo's assistant, called Minuki in Japanese, is called Trucy in the European release. Could these be the American character names as well?

Ace Attorney: J-Rock for All

The song is all in Japanese and the lyrics go by way to quickly for us to translate, but we've decided to feature this fan-created Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban 4) because
  1. We haven't had any Ace Attorney stuff in a while, and we were getting antsy, and
  2. We are super impressed with the work put into making the animations match the song ("Makka na Chikai," the opening theme of the Buso Renkin anime.)
We're a little surprised-- we didn't realize we enjoyed fan-created Ace Attorney videos this much. But we were totally into watching new prosecuter Kyouya Garyuu lip-sync and air-guitar along to the theme song of some anime we never watched.

[Via NeoGAF]

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