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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!!
@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 $30.
I tried the first one, and it was quite good... I was thinking to buy the three original DS games, but with outstanding DS library and for my personal taste, they were easily overshadowed... So now on Wiiware is a different story, they are great options (Wii Ware library is weak and suck, few games are respectable) and I will download them for sure!
Not bad, for 10$ you're definitely getting your times worth in gameplay. If you like that type of gameplay that is.
'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?
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.
Cheap to buy really and opens the games to a new market, I am guessing not everyone with a Wii has a DS.
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.
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.
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.
Hilarity! A Japanese spiky haired pre-teen courtroom drama. What will those little people think of next. NCIS vs. Final Fantasy?
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.
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.
Good news. However, I already have 2 out of the 3 original games. So it may not be worth it for me. =(
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.
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!
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!
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....
... Why release the last case for each game seperately? This would be a pretty good idea if it wasn't for that.
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!
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.
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.
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