A little-known fact about DS Fanboy is that no matter how verbose, articulate, witty or insightful you may be, you are completely ineligible for employment here until you've played, beaten, and critically praised Phoenix Wright: Attorney at Law.
So imagine, if you will, our glee at the news of yet another installment of Gyakutan Saiban
(Our lovable little Phoenix's Japanese moniker) slated for release on the DS in Japan.
The first three Gyakutan Saiban
games had a continuous, complex plotline weaving in and out of almost every case in the trilogy. It was brought to a satisfying close at the end of the third installment, and so this fourth iteration actually stars one Housuke Odoroki, as opposed to Phoenix himself. This will be the first of the series specifically designed from the ground up for the DS (the three previous installments were all originally GBA titles), so some intriguing new gameplay facets are sure to make themselves known. Other than that, there isn't much information available, but we have no doubt as to the quality this game will surely bring to the table.
The original Phoenix Wright
is in the midst of a partial "rebirth"
at the moment, with a third shipment of the game being shipped to stores quite randomly throughout the country. The upcoming Phoenix Wright: Justice for All
game (actually Gyakutan Saiban 2
) is scheduled for release early next year.