Capcom'sÂ Ace AttorneyÂ series are masterpieces of minimalism. They're based largely on static graphical images and lots of text. But somehow they manage to tell fantastic stories and create some of gaming's most beloved characters. Recent spin-offÂ Ace Attorney Investigations, featuring everyone's favorite curmudgeon Miles Edgeworth, was no exception.
So it shouldn't surprise fans that there's a sequel inbound. Details after the jump.
To help kick off the first day of public attendance for TGS, Capcom revealed new details into the newest entry into the Ace Attorney franchise. Locat Read More
TheÂ Halo: ReachÂ review is here, and what more is there to say about this week in gaming news. It's the big story of the week - yes, even eclipsing the release ofÂ NHL 11, and according to Mike, who was lucky enough to review the game, it's a classic.Â Be sure to check it out, and of course, be sure to catch up on all the news of the week. It was a doozy, from Nintendo's Wii follow-up console to Arkham City details to a really special design analysis ofÂ God of War II.Â
Check it out below in our weekly round-up (yes, I know, it's a day late. I was at a football game yesterday, and I apologize profusely!)
Digital prosecutor Miles Edgeworth has become quite the popular character, arguably moreso than his defense attorney counterpart Phoenix Wright, to which he proved to be the primary rival in his series of games. Having now been spun off into his own Ace Attorney Investigations series of games, Edgeworth proved to be a capable enough protagonist to shine on his own, which makes it all the more sensical that Capcom would announce a sequel.
Ace Attorney Investigations 2 (or Gyakuten Kenji 2 for you Japanese folk) was unveiled in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, and will feature the identical point-and-click gameplay of its predecessor, plus some new features, such a new "chess" mode. All this is great, but will the series remain out of the courtroom for the foreseeable future?
Today, Capcom made a formal announcement for the newest entry into their popular Ace Attorney series for the DS. The game will be released overseas a Read More
February 2010 is proving itself to be a bad month for pirates, particularly in Australia. First, it was the 24-year old who was fined $1.5 million by Nintendo for uploading New Super Mario Bros. Wii prior to its release, and now the Australian distributor of R4 Chips must pay them $520,000 in damages.
R4 mod chips allow users to not only play homebrew games on their Nintendo DS, but also pirate games as well. It is the latter purpose which has Nintendo taking action, with distributors using the former as the justification for their product. Read More
Some of you might have noticed that a new title in Capcom's celebrated Ace Attorney series was released on the Nintendo DS this week, as well as a new port on WiiWare. In all, it's a good week for seeking out the truth.
And to kick things off, Capcom has released a launch trailer for the DS title, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, which mixes a different style of gameplay with the elements so many have come to know and love from the series:
A neat trailer, though the back and forth between the Japanese dialogue and the English sound bytes is a tad jarring, to say nothing of simply weird.
More wacky courtroom high jinks after the cut. Read More
Capcoms Ace Attorney franchise has long been a staple on the Nintendo DS, offering up some truly unique adventure-style gameplay, a quirky cast of ch Read More
Capcom's Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth hits Store Shelves Today New Gameplay Takes the Legal Adventure to the Scene of the Crime Capco Read More
Nintendo has a pretty decent lineup going on for the Nintendo Download this week, as Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: JUSTICE FOR ALL headlines the offerings on WiiWare, and just in time for the release of Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, which comes out tomorrow. Granted, it probably would have been better, chronologically speaking, had Trials and Tribulations and that fifth case from the original game come out as well, but I'd rather not wait.
Joining Phoenix on WiiWare are the puzzle game Art of Balance and something of a stealth-based combat game in WarMen Tactics.
DSiWare has an interesting new title from Nintendo called Spotto!, whose premise reminds me of Bomberman. There is also Scrabble, Prehistorik Man, Spaceball: Revolution, and Real Soccer 2010.
Finally, just one release in the Virtual Console space, though it's a long-awaited one: Sonic & Knuckles. And yes, it will "Lock-On" with Sonic 2 and 3, if you have either or both downloaded.
For full details, check out the press release after the cut. Read More
Capcom released today a downloadable demo for the upcoming Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth just weeks before the full game's release on DS.
As of February 1st the demo is available to download onto a DS either through the Wii's Nintendo Channel or a DS download station at a retailer. Capcom gave no specifics on how much of the game the demo actually covers.
This is actually the second time a demo for Edgeworth has been released in English. GameSpot has been hosting a flash-based demo for play on a browser since November.
The full Edgeworth game is slated for release in North America on February 16th. Read More
Everyone's favorite funky-haired defense attorney is making his long-awaited return next week, as Capcom has officially confirmed that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will be hitting WiiWare next Monday. A port of the popular DS adventure game, the WiiWare version will feature enhanced Wii Remote controls which include swinging the remote to present evidence or make objections.
But that's not all! Capcom also confirmed that a demo of the latest Ace Attorney, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, will be launching for the Nintendo's Channel's DS Demo service on Wii, allowing players their first look at a new adventure starring Phoenix's chief rival, before that game releases in February. Warm up those fingers, kids. Read More
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Headed to WiiWare Next Week Capcom has announced the official upcoming release date for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney for Read More
Today, Nintendo issued a press release which reveals their lineup for the first quarter of 2010, which includes PokÃ©mon HeartGold and SoulSilver, whose box art can be seen above, as well as new pink and blue Wii Remote/MotionPlus packages on February 14th. "Along with the current White and Black versions of the controller, now every player in four-player matches can have his or her own color."
Of course, the lineup isn't limited to first-party offerings, though many of the "dates" posted are rather vague, including "March," "Spring," "Q1," and in the case of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, "late January."
Hit the jump for the full press release. Read More
December 14, 2009 Nintendo Unveils Its Video Game Lineup for Early 2010 Hand-Held Pokmon Adventures and New Wii Remote Colors are on the Way Consumer Read More
"Not so fast!" Yet another simple, yet great line to be shouted into one's DS, alongside "Hold it!", "Objection!", "Take that!", and this entry's other contribution, "Eureka!"
Capcom has released ten new screenshots and one new piece of character art into our gallery, while two new videos show off the English version of the game in action. First, a trailer for the upcoming game, lending a little insight into why Edgeworth isn't in court:
One more after the cut, plus the newest fact sheet! Read More
Capcom Launches Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth Full Site Capcom has launched the full site for Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgew Read More
Fans of the Ace Attorney series have long wanted to play as Phoenix Wright's rival and ally, Miles Edgeworth. But with Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, what they got was not exactly what they had expected.
Mercury News had the opportunity to speak with the game's Producer, Motohide Eshiro, about what is no doubt the most unique entry to date in the Ace Attorney franchise.
"During the product development of Trials and Tribulations, I got an idea," he explained. "I wanted to create a new series, which has a taste of the previous series, but with more action element, which ended up being Miles Edgeworth."
I never imagined Edgeworth being a "man of action," as it were, but apparently it works on some level. Read More
Today we are pleased to announce that the official site for Ace Attorney INVESTIGATIONS : Miles Edgeworth is up and going at http://ace-attorney.com. Read More
Ace Attorney Investigation: Miles Edgeworth won't hit store shelves until February 2010, but that doesn't mean we can't find out some new information about the game and series before then. And thanks to Joystiq's presence at the San Diego Comic-Con, that's exactly what's happening.
While there is some good news, such as familiar faces returning, there is also some bad news. Whereas Japan received two special bundles, we here in North America and Europe are currently slated to get... zero.
We're getting the game, and if we're lucky, we might get a pointy-finger stylus with a purple sleeve, rather than the usual blue one. Oh, joy of joys. If that comes to pass, then at this rate, my DS will have more fingers than I do. Read More