Harvey Birdman roosting on PSP, PS2

Cartoon Network's animated attorney-at-law joins Capcom's aviary of legal eagles.

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To paraphrase Capcom, "I'll take the case!"

At a San Francisco press event last night, the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney publisher confirmed it had acquired the rights to another animated bastion of litigious justice. Capcom has entered into an agreement to make games based on Cartoon Network's Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, part of the same Adult Swim lineup that spawned Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Robot Chicken.

The game will be released on the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable, and a Capcom executive told GameSpot at the event that it would have a courtroom setting reminiscent of Phoenix Wright. The game is being developed by High Voltage Software, which created the most recent Leisure Suit Larry game, as well as the Hunter: The Reckoning series.

The deal is part of Capcom's ongoing efforts to go after more TV and film licenses, and one of the first publicly acknowledged fruits of its increased presence in Los Angeles. For more on the latest Capcom news, read GameSpot's coverage of the Capcom Gamer's Day.

Discussion

93 comments
lahoor
lahoor

what this game I dont no what this ?

icym
icym

Not looking good. Has anyone seen High Voltage's track record? Nothing to be proud of

Pastehunter
Pastehunter

Seems interesting , maybe a boring weekend purchase ...

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

Harvey Birdman was one of the best Adult Swim shows ever...let's hope this game does the source material justice!

nihuna
nihuna

OH MY GOD! THIS WILL BE AMAZING, THE SOLE REASON FOR A PSP!!!

lahoor
lahoor

what this game ?

Doolum
Doolum

will i be getting it or will i not..hmm!? i do not know..as of now that is.

osmanalefi
osmanalefi

This is an article everyone should read!

osxgp
osxgp

Why do I feel that the game industry is going downhill?

bysmitty
bysmitty

The Article Wrote: "The game is being developed by High Voltage Software, which created the most recent Leisure Suit Larry game..." Oh god no. I'm anticipating a stinking pile of %(*#. ...bysmitty

cancer_777
cancer_777

=( really sad that no DS version is announced .... hope capcom changes their mind (they have a tendency to do that RE4 anyone???)

MrSickVisionz
MrSickVisionz

Its being done by the same guys that did Leisure Suit Larry. This game should be hilarious.

CrapfullyCrap
CrapfullyCrap

In case if you're new here, I've got a shrink gun. BACK OFF!

Seffora
Seffora

If they just pull the gameplay from Phoenix Write and use the writers from the show it could turn out pretty good.

FoShaiZa_YoMama
FoShaiZa_YoMama

"I need tanning cream!!!" lol Harvey Birdman is funnier than Phonex Wright.

fastpunk
fastpunk

The title and headline of this article are genius!

Silentbob343
Silentbob343

i love the show, I wonder how this will turn out. Could be funny.

dbzfalcon07
dbzfalcon07

It appears that Harvey Birdman is going to penetrate the PS2...HA! HA! penetration. Stephen Colbert must be in this. If he isn't, then Capcom hates America. The ball's in your court, Capcom. Don't drop it.

JBiker51
JBiker51

Space Ghost got cancelled, and many of the Adult Swim faves have been ended. I actually think this sounds pretty cool, because I'm a fan of both Phoenix Wright and Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law.

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

The sad thing is that this is just another cash in game from Adault swim. They still run great anime on the weekends but man their work week crap has gone downhill big time. They used to run cool shows like Venture Brothers, and Harvey Bird man. They are and were great! Now they run crap like Aqua teen Hunger force, and Saul of the the Mole men. Then there is realy bad carp like Squidbillies and BoomDocks. All of those shows are just crap. And look like a kid drew them in ten seconds. What happened to the good stuff like Harvey Birdman and Space Ghost, or Ventrue Brothers!

mrklorox
mrklorox

I'm not saying this game will be bad because it's based on a tv show, I'm saying it'll be lame because High-Voltage Software is developing it.

Nzilla
Nzilla

Usually games based on a movie or a tv show... suck. They just plain suck. Not all of them, but the vast majority of them. I really hope this is going to be a great game, but based on past experiance, I sorta doubt it.

ewmgreendawg
ewmgreendawg

why are people saying this game could be really bad because of birdman... will adding an adult swim character really destroy the gameplay? does anyone think before they speak anymore?

AceCometh
AceCometh

Bird man is the dumbest looking character I've ever seen.

StillWingless
StillWingless

wow, this is going to be either really terrible or really awesome. ...or be so terrible that it's awesome.

PacoL250
PacoL250

@CrapfullyCrap: Best. Post. Ever. :D If the PSP and/or PS2 games are anything like the Phoenix Wright games on the DS, I'm so getting them :)

CrapfullyCrap
CrapfullyCrap

Where I come from if someone brandished a shrink gun they got some respect. SHRINK GUN!

Cronaroth
Cronaroth

*rome_tx I think I'm the only person who watched Birdman's original cartoons. Man I feel old.* No actually I did as well- so you aren't alone-but this game can either be really bad, or quite decent if done right (and well even though I watched his original cartoons-he is quite possibly the lamest superhero ever lol)

YourLastDay86
YourLastDay86

Did you get that thing I sent ya? Oh, and make it next gen!

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Harvey Birdman is great but I don't own PS2 or PSP.

Lord_Daemon
Lord_Daemon

Sounds like a great idea if it's done right.

ufopuller
ufopuller

Another great story with Phoenix Wright

xatman911
xatman911

This would be quite crazy. Lets see how many other games from the tv shows turned out good.

chopis182
chopis182

loI...but another piece of trash! sorry

anarchicgoth
anarchicgoth

lame- the show is cool but a PS2 or PSP game!? Screams BUDGET and MEDIOCRACY lol

Vulpis
Vulpis

slayer--when the PS3 actually gets enough of a established customer base that actually plays *games* on the system rather than trying to re-sell it to make it worthwhile to bother making games for it?

neo_412
neo_412

awesome... awesome to the max

slayer1090
slayer1090

meh... when do they make games for the ps3? there's more games comming out for ps2 than there is 4 ps3

jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

please dont ruine this one.... if you do stephen colbert will publicly castrate you with his mind!!! or hunt you down as Phil with a shotgun.....

Chronixxxx
Chronixxxx

Could make a funny game depending on how they do it.