Ace Attorney trio filing onto WiiWare

Capcom porting original Phoenix Wright courtroom drama to Nintendo's console beginning in January for $10; Justice for All in March, Trials and Tribulations in May.

In June, Capcom said that Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth would be available for the DS on February 16. With no other installments in Capcom's courtroom drama franchise announced, it would logically follow that Miles Edgeworth would be the next game released in the Ace Attorney franchise. However, those who made such an assumption would, in fact, be wrong.

Will anyone object to a $1 add-on?

Today, Capcom said that it will port the three original DS installments in the Ace Attorney franchise to Nintendo's downloadable game service, WiiWare. A pared-down version of Phoenix Wright's initial 2005 outing will lead things off in January for 1,000 Wii points ($10). The game will include the first four cases found in the DS installment, with the fifth case available in May for an additional 100 Wii points ($1).

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All will follow in March, with Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations arriving on WiiWare in May. Capcom did not indicate whether these two installments would also be trimmed versions of their original DS editions. However, the publisher did confirm that the games will cost 1,000 Wii points ($10) a piece.

For an idea of what to expect from the three Ace Attorney titles, check out GameSpot's reviews for the original Phoenix Wright, Justice for All, and Trials and Tribulations.

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Evil_Robo
Evil_Robo

Erm, for so many reasons that you should have though of before typing. @ Sleeping dragon. Talk about a redundant complaint. Your moaning that you haven't been able to get them, and moaning because now you can?

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

i already played all 3 on my DS, no point on getting it again...

SleepingDragon7
SleepingDragon7

Just fudging horrible. I've been tracking down these 3 for a few years (still haven't got T&T) and now Capcom goes and releases them on WiiWare. Good job Capcom. Not buying it.

Aero5555
Aero5555

Keep milking the cow Capcom, I already finished all 4 DS games and looking forward to the 5th one but no, replay value of the series is unfortunately below zero, so even if I'm as big a fan of the series as I am there's no way in hell I'm paying for a port to the Wii when I could simply play the games on the DS again (which I'll likely never get around to do that). Please don't tell me this was the result of that new Phoenix Wright Wii game rumor GS posted about last week or so, I was hoping for a new game in the series for the Wii. This news is a major disappointment if the articles are related.

Darth_Nater307
Darth_Nater307

I've always wanted to actually "point" and shout "OBJECTION!!!"

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

So Capcom is still trying to screw us with dlc, what's new?

ASK_Story
ASK_Story

Is this for Japan only or is announced for US too?

livinitup01
livinitup01

I never played the other ones and since there aren't a ton of great games on Wiiware then I'll pick this one up for sure with NyxQuest and Lost Winds 2. WiiWare is starting to get some quality games.

Toro_Nev
Toro_Nev

have every game already on the DS, and I love the series. I would recommend this to anyone who is considering it :P Phoenix wright ftw!!!!!

Flint247
Flint247

lol at the video picture. XD

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

@Kyuubi_Vegetto Each Phoenix Wright game on the DS costs $30. Or they used to be. I bought Justice for All and Trials and Tribulations when they were $30.

huntervaneg
huntervaneg

I tried the first one, and it was quite good... I was thinking to buy the three original DS games, but with outstanding DS library and for my personal taste, they were easily overshadowed... So now on Wiiware is a different story, they are great options (Wii Ware library is weak and suck, few games are respectable) and I will download them for sure!

Yojimbo25
Yojimbo25

Sounds kind of cool. But it won't be enough to power the Wii on and keep it on for hours.

noclue_27
noclue_27

Not bad, for 10$ you're definitely getting your times worth in gameplay. If you like that type of gameplay that is.

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

Another port, enough with the ports Capcom!

Vulpis
Vulpis

'Pared down version of the first four cases'? In other words, they're basically just putting the original GBA version of the first game up, and then spending until May taking all the DS-specific elements out of the fifth case which wasn't a port from the original GBA game?

Kyuubi_Vegetto
Kyuubi_Vegetto

@Crazyguy105 All 3 games don't cost 30 dollars each.

Anderjak
Anderjak

If it weren't for the fact that a lot of people didn't pay attention to the Ace Attorney series, I would question this decision. However, considering this series rather undersold stateside, this is a great addition to the WiiWare library, if only because it'll drop one of the most unique game series on the market to new audiences.

flip_flop_
flip_flop_

Cheap to buy really and opens the games to a new market, I am guessing not everyone with a Wii has a DS.

Gaara79
Gaara79

I'm looking forward to the improved sound. The music for these games really deserves better than the DS speakers. I'll be buying them for sure.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

.....OR Capcom could actually do some work for once and release a NEW Wii exclusive version.

Solid_Script
Solid_Script

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glennvolio
glennvolio

Once again, Nintendo and friends are selling us stuff we already own (and people buy it too, which I still don't get). So much for releasing a brand new Wii-exclusive Phoenix Wright game. I swear, Nintendo and Capcom are stuck in the 90's with all their senseless re-releases.

thattotally
thattotally

what horrible, horrible milkage. Seriously, trying to break down the game? Capcom are certainly taking a leaf out of Square Enix's book. It's to be expected for a company to make maximum profit so they don't become bankrupt and defunct, but this is just plain stupid. My biggest annoyance is that these aren't re-released for the DS instead. I'm not going to play one of the best games with the best dialogue on a stupid Wii, I want them on the DS, on the go. Tell me I'm wrong. What was the point of the DSi again? It would have been nice to include the games both on the Wii and DSi.

Cabal23
Cabal23

Hilarity! A Japanese spiky haired pre-teen courtroom drama. What will those little people think of next. NCIS vs. Final Fantasy?

blazingneo32089
blazingneo32089

Oh its just a port to a trilogy I already have. I thought it was gonna be a new game. Oh well. Good for those who dont have a DS.

Cloud32147
Cloud32147

This will be a GREAT addition to my Wii and I have all of them for the DS but will be re-buying them to experience them on my TV and the Wii controls and I'll keep the DS versions for fun and portability! If this sells enough who knows maybe we'll get new Phoenix Wright cases on Wii Ware with better art rather then the current sprites and orchestrated music! This is going to be nothing but pure awesomeness.

ZabuzaR
ZabuzaR

Good news. However, I already have 2 out of the 3 original games. So it may not be worth it for me. =(

cayne_phoenix
cayne_phoenix

oh yea! Bring it! i just wish they did a bit of a touchup on it for the Wii!

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

Cool, I've been wanting to play those games.

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Okay, so 11 Nintendo Points. Doesn't seem like too bad a deal.

Hungry_Homer111
Hungry_Homer111

In addition to my previous post: I'll probably still end up buying this, despite the 5th case being released later. That being said, I'd really like it if either they bring a new game to the WiiWare, or better yet, bringing it to the Wii itself, using the Wii technology to add things to it that aren't in the DS games (voice acting, animation for characters, longer game in general, etc.). This will be good for people like me who haven't played the games yet, since they're not in stores anymore and we'd have to get it online, or for people who don't even have a DS, but it isn't as good as a new game would be.

Timbydude
Timbydude

The original GBA version of Phoenix Wright (Gyakuten Saiban, only available in Japan) only had four cases; the fifth one was added for the DS version and requires the microphone and touch screen. I'm assuming that the fifth case is coming later because they need a little extra time to port it. It IS the second best case in the game, though!

Flint247
Flint247

OBJECTION! I only have 600 Wii Points. :(

yuginodo
yuginodo

OBJECTION!!! If you're going to re-release these games at least give us some new features dammit! I love this series but Apollo Justice was disappointing, I want more Phoenix. Make a new game in between T&T and AP!

AntiType
AntiType

the missing case in the first game will likely only be in the first one of the 3 games. The 5th case was not in the japanese version, and is not actually offical since there is a contradiction (haha pun) to the events when you play the 2nd game. However the 5th case is "offical" to Apollow Juctice spin-off... In any case... it's no loss and Capcom milks more then any other japanese publisher....

Hungry_Homer111
Hungry_Homer111

... Why release the last case for each game seperately? This would be a pretty good idea if it wasn't for that.

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

I've never played these games.

X-Remnant
X-Remnant

Oooh! I've always wanted to try these! Awesome news!

thetravman
thetravman

Haven't played one, and this is a good opportunity. I might get it.

squidracerX
squidracerX

what the heck? i was all excited until i read they are doing the weird 4/5's of the game first, then you gotta buy the 5th chapter separate? WTF? Its like it wasn't ready yet but they told them they had to put it out or something.... fail!

Grandstream
Grandstream

I got all 4 for free from my friend because he owed me a birthday present. Since he got rid of his DS, he just gave them to me. I got through the first two. It's a good series.

Cruse34
Cruse34

Never tried one of these games but for ten bucks sounds pretty good

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

This is good news for people who don't want to pay $30 for each PW game. I already have every Ace Attorney game released on the DS so I'm happy.