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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy gets a release date on 3DS

The 3DS remake of the original Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is coming to the European eShop on 11th December in Europe, Capcom announced earlier today at a New York Comic-Con panel (as reported by NintendoLife).

North Americans will receive the trilogy two days earlier on 9th December.

This remake features the first three Phoenix Wright titles with remastered 3D graphics, elevating it above the iOS ports we saw of the same games last year.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy getting UK 3DS launch

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy getting UK 3DS launch

Digital release due this winter - no objections here.

Capcom's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy pack for 3DS will arrive in Europe this winter, the publisher has announced.

The compilation launched in Japan back in April, and offers updated versions of the series' first three titles with redrawn graphics and newly 3D-ised visuals.

It looks like the Trilogy will be available here only as a digital release - similar to the fifth game in the series, last year's Dual Destinies.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney trilogy getting 3DS launch in Japan

The first three games in Capcom's Ace Attorney series will be re-released on 3DS in Japan.

Phoenix Wright, Justice for All, and Trials & Tribulations are being converted into stereoscopic 3D for their relaunch, Japanese magazine Famitsu has revealed (thanks, Gematsu).

Capcom's courtroom investigation games originally launched on Game Boy Advance, before moving to DS. PC, WiiWare and iOS ports have also been released.

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Capcom announces Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD for iOS

Capcom announces Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD for iOS

DS games with upgraded graphics, touch-screen controls and Everyone Object mode. First screenshots inside.

Capcom has announced Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD for iOS devices.

It includes the first three games in the Ace Attorney series in HD: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations.

Each game includes all the content from the Nintendo DS versions with u[graded HD graphics and on-screen controls "fine-tuned" for the iOS platforms.

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Capcom announces Ace Attorney 5 in development

Capcom announces Ace Attorney 5 in development

First three Phoenix Wright games to get iOS bundle.

A fifth major title in the law-abiding Ace Attorney series is in development, creator Capcom has announced.

No platforms or release date were mentioned in Capcom's reveal, which came at an event marking the series' 10th anniversary.

The first three Ace Attorney games will get a re-release for iPhone 4 and iPad 2, plus later Android, in a special HD bundle, Capcom also revealed.

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Takashi Miike to direct Ace Attorney film?

Notorious gorehound teases new project.

Notoriously gore-obsessed Japanese movie director Takashi Miike has hinted that his next project is a film adaptation of Capcom's light-hearted Ace Attorney franchise.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Justice for all?

While I don't expect anybody to have much sympathy for someone who gets paid to play videogames, this sort of review is very difficult to write. Not only is it a game that has already been lavished with praise in the past, developing a vociferous fanbase along the way, but it's also one of those games where your reaction to this particular version depends largely on prior exposure. If you've never played Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney then this WiiWare edition is easy to recommend. If, however, you're familiar with the original game then you'll be excused for recoiling slightly at the rather shameless shovelware treatment the magnificently coiffured legal eagle receives here.

For that first group, let's recap. Phoenix Wright is what you get when the traditional western adventure game gets squished through the sieve of Japanese RPGs, with everything apart from the conversational cut-scenes removed. It's a deliciously daft courtroom drama in which you quiz suspects and witnesses, assemble evidence and then look for the contradictions in dubious testimony as you try to solve four outlandish murder mysteries.

The style is silly, the humour broad and scant attention is paid to such trifling matters as judicial procedure. The dialogue is razor-sharp and laugh-out-loud funny, which is just as well, since that's pretty much all the game is: a series of conversations with bizarre characters, told entirely in text accompanied by that burble-burble noise that all JRPGs use to fill the aural void as characters banter back and forth.

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Phoenix Wright heads WiiWare update

Phoenix Wright heads WiiWare update

Plus: Electroplankton! Sudoku! That's it.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney heads today's WiiWare update, and brings Capcom's brilliant DS court-room adventure onto Wii for the first time.

The idea is to build a case by searching crime scenes and questioning key characters. Once satisfied, Phoenix Wright can step into the wooden room of law and and present his case to judge and jury, cross-examining witnesses and revealing holes in testimonies.

How Wiimote waggling will compare to DS stylus swiping remains to be seen. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney costs 1000 Wii Points (7/8).

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Phoenix Wright confirmed for WiiWare

Phoenix Wright confirmed for WiiWare

Japan to get five titles, no word on West.

Following talk earlier this month that Phoenix Wright would be coming to the Wii, Nintendo has made it official.

According to Famitsu (as translated by Kotaku), Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will be released for WiiWare in Japan on 15th December. It will cost 900 Wii Points (around 6.30 / 9).

Justice for All will follow on 26th January, while Trials and Tribulations will be released on 23rd February. They'll cost 1200 points each (around 9 / 12). The fifth case of Ace Attorney, previously only available in the DS game, will be released on 16th March for 300 Points (2.10 / 3).

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Ace Attorney 5 announced

Ace Attorney 5 announced

But we're still waiting for three.

Capcom has confirmed that it's working on a fifth game in the Ace Attorney series of DS courtroom dramas.

The announcement slipped out at a presentation to financial analysts in Tokyo yesterday, when company president and CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto made mention of Gyakuten Saiban 5 - Gyakuten Saiban being the Japanese name for the hugely popular franchise.

The first two games in the series have been released in the US and Europe as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and its sequel, Justice For All. The third gets its American release in September, under the title Trials and Tribulations. A European release date hasn't been announced yet, but in the meantime, let Tom fill you in on the details.

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Phoenix Wright returns to DS

It's all gone a bit Uri Geller.

Phoenix Wright is heading back to court on the Nintendo DS at the beginning of next year, according to Capcom, in a game which will feature four new cases, new characters and a few new additions to the gameplay too.