Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection Gets A Debut Trailer

By Ishaan . January 22, 2014 . 9:30pm

Capcom have shared the first trailer for Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection, a compilation of the first three Ace Attorney games for Nintendo 3DS. As reported previously, the compilation will add stereoscopic 3D support to these games.



Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection is slated for release in Japan on April 17th.

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  • DesmaX

    Pretty nice compilation. Loved AA 1 and 3 (2º one wasn’t that good)

    • Shippoyasha

      AA2 and Apollo Justice gets a lot of flack even within the AA community, but for some reason I really liked them. Those games tends to go for a slow burn rather than the intense highs seen in AA1 and 3. I think they’re both great in their own ways.

      • ronin4life

        I liked all of them, though the way they delt with the 7 year gap of Apollo was IMO pretty stupid.
        And out of all of them, I actually found the newest to be the weakest; the writing wasn’t quite as charming and the gameplay was far more guided- which is saying something, since the series is essentially a VN. ^ ,^;
        I would say 1, 2, and 3 are fighting for top position, while 4 and 5 are duking it out for last for very different reasons.

        • Shippoyasha

          I think they shouldn’t have time skipped so much but I rather loved Trucy and Apollo. Not to mention the Klavier brothers were an incredible addition with one of them having the potential to be an ultimate bad guy in the series while the other is a very worthy prosecutor rival.

          I don’t think the game feeling guided is that bad. All AA games could afford to have more puzzles and ways to arrive at a positive verdict, but at least the storytelling is pretty top notch.

          • ronin4life

            The time skip was a little jarring, but it was what they did with it more than the length: At the end of 3, Pheonix is surrounded by friends and at the begining of a promising career… and that lasts all of a few months, and POOF- (appearant)alchaholic loser.

            But on its own, 4 was pretty good. And Trucy was a fun character: Another reason why 5 ranks so low for me is how she was tossed aside like everyone else pre AA4. As for the guiding, it is IMO pretty bad when the game tells you what is what and then gives you 5min of unnecessary exposition explaining to itself what it made painfully obvious to you already. And I got this feeling throughout 5, but not once in 1 through 3. (and only the tiniest in 4) That is what I meant.

          • Shippoyasha

            I liked the hobo-Wright considering it was such a curveball to me honestly. And yeah, the inbetween time period between each games can be pretty jarring. But honestly, I try not to overthink it because it can get into a pretty weird place timeline wise.

      • kuma483

        Apollo Justice is honestly my favourite game in the series, due to nostalgia. That may sound weird, but it was the first Ace Attorney game I actually physically played. It was the one that introduced me to what the series was known for. And just in case you were wondering, I did actually look at the plot of the other games so I knew who everyone was and what the hell was going on. AA2 is kind of the ‘black sheep’ of the series and I can see why. It was good and I quite enjoy playing it now and again, but it was shorter and was slow at times instead of the constant intensity and the [insert word here for it always pulls you in]. But as you said, AA2 is great in its own way and it introduced some of my favourite characters like Pearly. Although it is often overlooked, it’s hard to imagine the AA series without it.

    • Detrimont

      personally i really love 2, it’s my second favourite after 3(if we’re not counting investigations), imo, 2’s final case is one of the best from the series, and the game in general had a better difficulty than the first one(in which i only made 2/3 mistakes in the entire game)

    • Scissors

      I do not understand the hate for two. I loved it as much as 1 an 3. Especially since I was dissapointed with Investigations 1 was, and thought AA5 was a mixed bag of awesome and meh. It is one of the original 3 of the trilogy and to me all games are equally as good.

      AA2 was amazing because it introduced Franziska and Pearls.

      Case 1 was forgettable, but most 1st cases in all the games are
      Case 2 was a great case and important to the series
      Case 3 Turnabout Big Top gets too much flack, I liked it and thought it was just as good as the other cases.
      Case 4 was touching and had a great twist.

  • Ethan_Twain

    I mean… I dunno. I love the games. LOVE them. Have played each at least twice. But I still own them. And my 3DS still plays them. These were already 4-6 hour experiences that I paid full retail price for. I’m not complaining about that – they were easily worth it. But wanting me to buy in all over again? I’m not feeling it man – getting funky 3D layering of the classic AA sprites isn’t really worth anything to me.

    On the other hand, I’m painfully aware that at this point any sales failure may damn Ace Attorney to never releasing outside Japan again. So do I buy a product I don’t want or need to try and move a sales graph to give myself an opportunity to buy another product that may or may not even be good?

    No, that makes no sense. AA will need to go on without me on this one.

    • Tiredman

      I haven’t played any of them, so think its more for folks like me who are kind of interested but don’t want to go in full price for one game.

    • 愛憎

      “4-6 hour experiences”
      Ummm. Maybe with a guide and skimming dialogue.

      “But wanting me to buy in all over again?”
      Also, I think this is mostly aimed at people who want to get all three in one package; the most likely investors are those who haven’t played them all twice. You make it sound like their sole targeted demographic is you. Strange comment…

      • Shippoyasha

        Yeah, I think one can squeeze a decent 15-20 hours from each game as long as one doesn’t speed read and bumrush through it all. Each dialogue line tends to be pretty juicy with personality and a lot of innuendo, it’s really not advisable to rush through it I feel.

        • Guest

          Also failing at presenting evidence is fun or the more usual stuff from shoving profiles on people’s face, like Larry’s response to Adrian’s mugshot xD

        • 愛憎

          Agreed. Even the first game is for sure 10 hours at least.

      • Lalum

        I easily spent 4-6 hours constantly shoving every piece of evidence and profiles into people’s faces.

        • 愛憎

          Most likely. Pressing the witnesses alone takes up more than the user above claimed to take beating the whole game.

    • kthanxyousuck

      You finished ace attorney games in 4-6 hours? I’ve only played dual destinies but everyone I’ve spoken to that has played those games said that each game was at least 10-16 hours if not more. And this collection isn’t really for you. It’s for people like me who haven’t played them and don’t want to try hunting down the DS versions of the game which sell for over 20 bucks each when I can have them all on one card.

  • Phoenix looked so weird in the first “series” of games.
    I don’t really wanna replay the titles but I can’t wait for more from the series. And I do like ports/remakes when they happen

    • Guest

      Actually I started with Apollo Justice (I loved it instantly) and then moved on to the first trilogy, but the latter’s Phoenix had the most charm for me :P
      There was an artistic direction change starting from the forth game for higher-res sprites, so I get where you’re coming from.
      I hope they don’t butcher the English programming like they did with the iOS ports and at least use the same English DS font or the one from Dual Destinies.

  • Tarkovsky

    Would really love to see the box art for this.

  • Learii

    I haven’t play 3 and 4 yet

    • Flip

      3 has one of the best cases

      • Learii

        oh really in what ep?

  • Kevin

    So do these add anything other than 3d? like a bonus case exemplifying the ability of the 3ds, similar to how the ds did?

  • That’s a good thing for people who didn’t know about this game until they played the 3DS version. I already have the games so I won’t buy them now.

  • Fronkhead

    Aw, I’m disappointed Capcom ditched pin-sharp sprites in favour of using the iOS version’s upscaled artwork which looked like someone drew over the sprites. Badly.

    • Guest

      Oh, no… I hadn’t noticed it :
      Hopefully they fix all the issues from the bad iOS port, I saw them blinking so at least there is that…

      • Fronkhead

        Yeah, it’s a real shame. If you put the video in HD and fullscreen it should be more noticeable.
        I guess this was quickly put together by another team.

    • Raine

      They can fix it if needs to.

      I’m more excited about having coffee breaks with Godot and being whipped by Franzy again :P

      As long as there are no bugs or translation mishaps I’ll be content. Heck, they can throw in some voices and I’ll pre-order this hot buns as many time as the cash in my wallet :D

  • mockturtle

    Please gawd let this come to America.

    Also screw you Nintendo and your region lock. =

  • NeoPancho

    Oh, well… there goes my dream of the trilogy using the same graphic engine than Dual Destinies. Will have to buy again anyway! ^_^U…

  • FX102A

    Firstly, weeee! Comment system works again!

    I completely missed the series and after so many games, decided it would be too costly to catch up.

    Then VGP did a bundle of the 5 hard copy games for a good price, unfortunately it was during a month of many releases so that too was passed.

    Releasing this in the west (well EU, thanks a lot region locking) would be great for those of us who missed the original Phoenix Wright train.

  • Chow

    I actually wonder how 3DS games that use character sprites (ie, SMT4) would look if they changed the drawn sprite graphics to show two different sprite images to create a 3D effect. They way they do them now, they look like paper cutouts in 3D environments since it’s the same image for both eyes, but imagine the possibilities.

    But given the current ability to switch between 3D and 2D is on the 3DS (ie, on-the-fly hardware slider which doesn’t communicate with the software), this isn’t possible without implementing it manually through the software. It’s easy enough to do with 3D polygon models since nothing extra has to be done. But with drawn sprites, trying to accomodate having one 2D viewpoint in 2D mode, while somehow introducing a second redrawn viewpoint on the sprite when 3D mode is on, might get tricky.

    Something like what I’m trying to describe would work best on “stationary” sprite-based games like classic Ace Attorney and SMT4, since there isn’t much travelling between different planes of view.

    (Yes, I know my attempt at explaining what I mean started turning into a convoluted mess. I just kept at it though.)

  • SupaPhly

    I hope you’re able to choose the old sprites, because those iOS ones look a little ugly

  • lordsofskulls

    You know instead of just making it 123….. >.> for State side make it 1234…. and just to get physical copy of new Ace Attorney I do it…. even thought I own the other 3 games and spin offs.

  • Anthony Birken

    Some of us wouldn’t mind it coming to the west. I’m definitely for it and would buy.

  • Yan Zhao

    I love these games but they have zero replayability because once you know how the cases went theres almost no point to replay them. Since I played all of them already Im gona have to pass :

  • ReMeDyIII

    I’m glad I sold my original DS games on Amazon then. Last time I looked, they were all fetching prices of ~$35 despite being used. This game might hurt the value of those games. Sell them now if you got ’em.

  • ronin4life

    The English version is in this Japanese release, right?
    Might import it… then one day…
    AA in Japanese… OoO//

    • Aoshi00

      Yeah, dual text just like the DS ver it seems since it’s a direct port. I alrdy have the Jpn ver of all AA games, but might double dip (triple if counting the US ver) if the LE w/ drama CD is cheap.. I’m glad we share the same opinion on 5/DD, was kinda put off by the constant hand holding as well, it’s hard not to notice because the game reminds you every step of the way.. most Jpn gamers feel that way too.. not that I didn’t enjoy 4 & 5, but definitely not as good as 1-3. Investigations 1 was not bad, but 2 was much better.

  • It’d be pretty silly of Capcom not to bring out this collection of pre-proven, pre-localized games in the West, right? …right?

  • xzeldax3

    Gotta love that Turnabout Sisters remix halfway through. It reminds me of the amazing one OCRemix did.

  • foopy

    I’d buy this for collection purposes if it were released physically.

    Otherwise, I already own all three games and I personally feel that the new features are not worth buying the games again.

    Ball is in your court, Capcom. Don’t drop it again.

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