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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Phoenix Wright in Puzzle Fighter; Ace Attorney Anime Dub Season 2; Secret eShop Sale?

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Ace Attorney news collection.

Hey, if an overall irrelevant news item gets its own article yesterday, then THREE irrelevant news items for the most important franchise on this site should get one, too. It's Ace Attorney!

There was an Ace Attorney eShop sale at the start of February

We're supposed to cover all of these. Whoops. Well, literally no one promoted it. Not Nintendo, not CAPCOM, no one. How am I supposed to know if there is an Ace Attorney sale on the 3DS eShop if no one mentions it? (Maybe if I read news sites?) Would've been really nice to know since Kamek could've gotten on-sale Ace Attorney on his birthday since the sale was February 1. Don't know how long it lasted, but it's no longer there. Meanwhile, the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Franchise Sale last year started late February around this time. And it got promotion!

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney was 25% off ($14.99 from $19.99), which represents its first-ever eShop sale since it was released on Nintendo 3DS back in November 2017. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies was 66.67% off ($9.99 from $29.99) and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice was 50% off ($14.99 from $29.99), which are at parity from their all-time discounts back in Cyber Week 2017. Unlike Cyber Week 2017, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy was also on sale, also at 50% off ($14.99 from $29.99). It's been at 50% forever now, which is the maximum it's been discounted.

You know what else happened at February 1 for Ace Attorney but WASN'T used as a tie-in to promote this sale?

Phoenix Wright got into Puzzle Fighter

CAPCOM has this mediocre free-to-play mobile game called Puzzle Fighter where you have to do gacha stuff to get the playable character you want. Phoenix Wright is now in the game! He looks absolutely hideous, so the only screenshot I'll show you is him getting obscured by other characters:

Puzzle Fighter Phoenix Wright Ryu Mega Man X fight CAPCOM
Oh hey, it's Phoenix Wright getting beat up by the two CAPCOM guys that got into Super Smash Bros. instead of him!
(Disclaimer: That's Mega Man X, not Mega Man.)
Source: kensanity

Honestly, I have no idea how Puzzle Fighter works in terms of gameplay or if characters make a difference. I just know that Mr. Wright's inclusion here was a low-budget, low-effort affair. All of his lines were from Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 after CAPCOM excluded him from Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, which upset Franziska von Karma.

Which segues very nicely into the last bit of news for this article:

Date given for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney anime season 2 dub

FUNIMATION actually has done pretty good things with season 1 of the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney anime. We watched the dub of season 1, and it is actually... decent, and especially watchable compared to trying to watch the Japanese version.

Funimation has dated season 2's release for May 8, 2018. It will feature the plot of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All, without case 1. You know, the one with amnesia and banana-gloves. I won't miss that one.

I'm excited to see Franziska all grown-up, especially after season 1 ended with a look at three-year old Franziska von Karma speaking in perfect English and already being a dominatrix:

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney anime Franziska von Karma child kid young toddler baby riding crop
She's so cute! Here she says to Miles Edgeworth,
“My name's Franziska! You should listen to me from now on, unless you want to get in trouble~.”

Oh, and don't forget: Once season 2 is released, then that also means Rawk will release part 2 of Rawk's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Experience, also featuring Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All! Click that for the first one.

Are you excited about anything Ace Attorney coming up? ...Are you excited about anything in your general life? Do you want Ludwig to write about that instead of filling KoopaTV up with filler articles? Go over to the Requests page and request that, and perhaps even fill out KoopaTV Feedback Form Part XIV and let the staff know how you feel. With only a week left in the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program Round 18, now is the time to get those points and win a $10 Nintendo eShop code for the next time great games like Ace Attorney go on sale!

As if to make up for KoopaTV missing out on a live sale, CAPCOM has a sale happen the next month!


  1. Case 2-1 is not even the worst one in Justice for All. While it is inconsequential to the main story so is 2-3. If either case was removed, it would not affect the ending of the game at all.

    1. Supposedly, 2-3 is substantially better in the anime than in the game.


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