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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

OBJECTION Times Three In Three-Dee

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - And so far it's Japan on-ly!

Well, this shouldn't be breaking news to anyone, (it's news as of yesterday, but...) but Capcom has announced "Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodou Collection". In English, that's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations all on one 3DS card in 3D. Here's a Capcom-Unity official post for slightly more details.

Seven concerns here, none of which are really original insight from me. But at least I'm compiling them for you to ponder on.
  1. Will this also be digital download only?
  2. Will this be rated M? Because we know the problems with that...
  3. Will it come over to America?! It has an English script already in the Japanese version, and of course each game was already translated.
  4. Will Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney ever be remade for the 3DS, or will we only have the first trilogy be remade over and over? After all, Dual Destinies is the direct sequel to Apollo Justice, so people are recommended to play Apollo Justice first.
  5. Since this is the "Naruhodou Collection" (Phoenix Collection), are we going to have an "Edgeworth Collection"? Will Ace Attorney Investigations 2 be localized...?!
  6. Is this the same shitty iOS port that is missing features?
  7. This... this isn't the "new Phoenix Wright" title announced in 2014, is it? There is a drama CD going along with this, too. That doesn't count as the new title, right?
That's enough listing here. Here are MY answers. ...With another list.

  1. Yes, in America. We know it's boxed in Japan.
  2. No, it won't be rated M. The sprites won't get the full Dual Destinies treatment, they'll just be compatible with the 3D slider. Which sounds counter-intuitive and crappy, because the reason Dual Destinies is said to have great 3D effects is BECAUSE of its models over sprites.
  3. Yes, it'll come out in America. Why the hell not?
  4. Yes, I do think Apollo Justice will be... ported to the 3DS or Wii U, but not remade. 
  5. I don't think we'll have an "Edgeworth Collection", but I do think Ace Attorney Investigations 2 has the chance to be localized. It depends on us.
  6. I don't think it'll be the exact same iOS port. The graphics are changing in some way, so they should fix glitches too and put back in the needed content like Pearl's theme.
  7. This isn't the new title.
If you have thoughts, let's hear 'em. Fact is, Capcom lists Ace Attorney as a major brand at the bottom of Capcom-Unity, so I think we're in for an Ace Attorney renaissance or something. And that's good for all.


Ludwig is a huge fan of Ace Attorney. Follow him on Miiverse at NNID PrinceOfKoopas and you'll see it! Or read KoopaTV's past articles on the series — there are a ton.

The game is finally out in America, and Ludwig goes over that list of seven things.
Ludwig was correct on Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney coming to the Nintendo 3DS!

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