You need to be aware of two concepts to understand how important this information is:
- Nintendo renovated their online (Internet, not from the eShop application) digital store relatively recently.
- KoopaTV waged a major initiative to get Nintendo to allow sub-17 year old 3DS eShop users to purchase M-rated games if their parents allowed it, to parallel brick & mortar purchases. Because of how Nintendo Network IDs and the eShop worked, this was impossible even with parental permission. This ultimately ended in a Nintendo representative more-or-less suggesting for younger users to call them and say they entered their birth year wrong when filling out their NNID, prompting the Nintendo customer service person to change the birth year to an older time.
That second point was always a temporary, awkward roundabout way, pending Nintendo making real change.
Well, as of point #1 happening, that real change happened. (KoopaTV made a real difference in the world, folks.) This was confirmed by Miiverse user and huge Ace Attorney fan Maddie, who is an under 17 years old fangirl who has been wanting to play Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies for several years now. Take a look:
She's still under 17 and has been under 17 under her entire Miiverse career. Yet she is now a proud and very happy owner of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies. How is that possible? Nintendo's website apparently does exactly what we wanted it to. Apparently, the only thing stopping you is an age verification screen, which shows up even if you're logged in with an NNID on Nintendo's site already:
|Maddie wasn't necessarily lying to Nintendo at this screen — she could've had a parent or guardian fill this out.|
If you have the payment methods to buy something from the Nintendo eShop applications on the Wii U or 3DS — a credit/debit card or a Nintendo eShop card (which we give out on KoopaTV as prizes for your loyalty to the site) — then you have the payment methods to buy something from Nintendo's site.
And you should. Because if you haven't bought Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies or Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy yet, it's time for yet another sale. The last sale was in May, and Dual Destinies was 50% off while Ace Attorney Trilogy was 40% off.
Drum roll, please.
|HEY. KLAVIER. KLAVIER GAVIN. WHERE THE HELL DID YOUR DRUMMER GO?|
I NEED A DRUM ROLL. I EVEN SAID PLEASE.
Until August 18, you can purchase these games — from your 3DS's eShop application or online — for $11.99 for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies and $16.49 for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy! That's 60% off and 45% off, the most discounted these games have ever been! Will they get any lower? That's a dangerous game to play, so you might as well get them right now.
As a bonus, the events of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, included in the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy compilation, are happening in real-time in 2016. You can't get much better than that, huh, Wright?
...Oh. Yes you can. Because CAPCOM has given us two more morsels of information:
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice, the sequel to Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies, will be released in North America this September 8. That is less than a month from now!
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice will have an eShop demo released on August 25th... less than two weeks from now!
It's the just thing to do. And then you'll know what I mean when I reference the series for things like the Dark Age of the Law. You'll also enjoy it for non-KoopaTV-referential reasons, of course. Guaranteed. Oh, and all of the other Ace Attorney games, including Spirit of Justice, are all rated T by the ESRB besides Dual Destinies.
Ludwig and the entirety of KoopaTV's current staff all strongly endorse the Ace Attorney franchise. There's no better endorsement than that. Ludwig would normally write “in the meantime ...” in this footer, but that implies it's acceptable behaviour to hold off on playing the Ace Attorney series.
Speaking of real-time, Joe Darke was out killing people in late 2014.
Fortunately, he got arrested in early 2015... but not without killing another dude.
Hillary Clinton tried to make buying M-rated games underaged totally illegal in America, along with a host of other industry-killing regulations. Don't vote for her.
The demo has come out! How was it? You should get it.
September 8 has arrived, and the game is released!
You thought those discounts were good? How about Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy for 50% off... and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice on sale, too?