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Ace Attorney Orchestra 2019 album announced

Do you object?

Capcom have announced the Ace Attorney Orchestra 2019 album, which is due out in Japan on July 24th, 2019. This album is a recording of the Ace Attorney Orchestra that took place on March 30th at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Japan. The album features 15 tracks on 2 discs, and costs 3, 800 Yen. Those who attend the Ace Attorney LIVE~OBJECTION!2019~ concert on July 14th will have a chance to purchase it early.

The Great Ace Attorney fan-translation team discusses their work on the project

Any objections?

As much as fans wanted it, Capcom never localized The Great Ace Attorney. When fans realized that was the case, a select group got together to work on a translation of their own. In an interview with IGN, Rahky, the team leader over at Scarlet Study translation team, discussed some of the more challenging aspects of the translation.

"Of course, there is the occasional roundabout Japanese term or phrase that is a little difficult to make sound natural in English, but that's just an issue with translation in general. One example might be Souseki [character in fourth case] himself, once he gets into character his language gets much more complicated in Japanese once he realizes he's amongst native speakers. In particular... he spouts out some excited nonsense that were mostly ‘yojijukugo’ in Japanese, four-character phrases or proverbs that tend to carry a cultural meaning more readily understood by Japanese speakers but that doesn't really exist in English. That kind of stuff is weird to figure out sometimes, but sometimes discussing that stuff is half the fun."

Check out the full interview here

Original translator for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and Final Fantasy XII reflects on his work

Two timeless projects

Alexander O. Smith is one of the main people responsible for the translations of Final Fantasy XII and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Both games are fresh in players' minds right now, as they've recently received remakes/remasters. In an interview with Verge, Mr. Smith looks back on his work for both titles.

On Final Fantasy XII

“You end up waiting and grabbing the parts that you can, and playing through the game and familiarizing yourself with the text, and hope that the timing works out,” Smith explains. “We spent nine months doing the voiced part of the game, which was something like 12 percent of the total volume. And then we spent around five months doing the remaining 88 percent, which was non-voiced.”

On Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

“They gave me all the text and said ‘Go.’ It’s difficult to do something that’s super timeless, especially if the game itself is set in a particular time.”

Check out Mr. Smith's full interview here

Capcom blog update - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Dev Column 2: The Art of the Turnabout

Sprucing up sprites

The latest Capcom dev blog on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy takes a look at how the graphics were revamped for this version of the game. Check out a blurb from the blog below.

A lot of you probably already know this, but the graphics for this game were scaled up from the original 2001 Game Boy Advance game. (Note: The first Ace Attorney games appeared in 2001 on the Game Boy Advance in Japan before their worldwide debut on the Nintendo DS in 2005.) The resolution of the assets back then were 240 pixels x 160 pixels, and it was our job to turn them into beautiful 1920 x 1080 HD graphics. That’s 54 times bigger! But we couldn’t just make the graphics themselves 54 times bigger and expect them to look good. Plus, if you look really carefully, you’ll see that the screen ratio is slightly different... but we on the multi-platform port team were ready and willing to rise to the challenge.

Let’s take Phoenix as an example. He’s onscreen quite a bit, so we really reworked his sprites. Using the original illustrations and games as a reference, we worked to capture the essence of each and every curve and detail. We drew and re-drew each frame of animation until we ended up with stunning sprites like this one. Amazing, isn’t it!

Full feature here

Giant Bomb Quick Look - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

The classic courtroom adventure series that has sold over 6.7 million copies worldwide is finally here. Become Phoenix Wright and experience the thrill of battle as you fight to save your innocent clients in a court of law. Play all 14 episodes, spanning the first three games, in one gorgeous collection. Solve the intriguing mysteries behind each case and witness the final truth for yourself!

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy getting a language update in August 2019

Einwand!

Capcom has already announced an update for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. The update won't hit until August, but it'll include quite an update to the languages the game supports. The update will include translations in German, French, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy - Switch Vs. iOS Vs. DS comparison

Which one takes the cake?

We already know that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy on Switch will look better than the DS versions of those games, but just how much better? Does this Trilogy look better than the iOS versions Capcom released? Check out the footage above and see for yourself!

IGN Video Review - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

The classic courtroom adventure series that has sold over 6.7 million copies worldwide is finally here. Become Phoenix Wright and experience the thrill of battle as you fight to save your innocent clients in a court of law. Play all 14 episodes, spanning the first three games, in one gorgeous collection. Solve the intriguing mysteries behind each case and witness the final truth for yourself!

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy - more gameplay


The classic courtroom adventure series that has sold over 6.7 million copies worldwide is finally here. Become Phoenix Wright and experience the thrill of battle as you fight to save your innocent clients in a court of law. Play all 14 episodes, spanning the first three games, in one gorgeous collection. Solve the intriguing mysteries behind each case and witness the final truth for yourself!

Court is Back in Session! Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Now Available Globally on Switch

All rise

Grab your attorney’s badge and get ready to head to the courtroom, because Phoenix Wright™: Ace Attorney™ Trilogy is available globally today for the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Switch™ system and PC.

Available digitally for MSRP $29.99, Phoenix Wright™: Ace Attorney™ Trilogy brings together the banter and cryptic capers from all three original games including Phoenix Wright™: Ace Attorney™, Phoenix Wright™: Ace Attorney™- Justice for All, and Phoenix Wright™: Ace Attorney™- Trials and Tribulations in one package for the first time on home consoles and PC. Phoenix’s colorful cast of allies and foes, puzzling crime scenes and high-stakes courtroom showdowns will also all be brought to life using high-resolution re-drawn graphics optimized for HD displays. Veteran and rookie defense attorneys alike should prepare for numerous discussions on ladders as they put their sleuthing skills to the test.

At launch, attorneys will have access to an expanded ten save slots for both the English and Japanese versions of the game. In August 2019, a post-launch patch will enable attorneys to shout “OBJECTION!” as they make their way through the game in German, French, Korean, Chinese and Simplified Chinese.