This Week In Imports: Phoenix Wright Is On The Case

By Spencer . April 14, 2014 . 4:00pm

imageCapcom is packing Phoenix Wright’s first three games in one compilation for the Nintendo 3DS. Ace Attorney 123: Phoenix Wright Selection includes Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Trials and Tribulations, and Justice for All with enhanced graphics plus stereoscopic 3D support. While the collection has only been announced for Japan, Ace Attorney 123 has English and Japanese language options.


If you need another case to solve, Detective Conan: Phantom Rhapsody also comes out for Nintendo 3DS. PSP gets visual novels Rewrite and the Romance of the Three Kingdoms themed Juuza Engi: Engetsu Sangokuden 2.


Nintendo 3DS
Ace Attorney 123: Phoenix Wright Selection
Detective Conan: Phantom Rhapsody
Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Yokubari Sengen! Tokimeki Up!


Juuza Engi: Engetsu Sangokuden 2


Key European Releases
Short Peace Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day (PS3)
Sly Trilogy (Vita)


Key Domestic Releases
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (Vita, 3DS)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)
Hyper Crazy Climber (PS3, PSP, Vita)
No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either (Vita)

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  • OlimacFTW

    Finally, the return of the greatest attorney….

    • JMaster3000

      You sound like the game was released over 10 years before and got remaked lol

      • Tom_Phoenix

        Actually, by this point, the games ARE 10 years old or older. The original GBA games came out in 2001, 2002 and 2004, respectively.

        • Areuto

          I think the guy implied that.

          • David García Abril

            Even with that, the first NDS version was release in 2005, so you’re not far from the mark in any way. :P

    • fairysun

      He returned last year …. with a BLAST !!

      If it was not for Fire Emblem, that game would be my Game of the Year.

  • Oh wow. Rewrite only now got a release for the PSP? And the PSP, too, in this day and age. Interesting. I remember seeing promotional material for the PC version all *over* the place during my 2011 Japan trip. I thought it would’ve been ported well before now, and at this point to a more modern machine. The PSP will never die, I suppose!

    Also hoping we’ll see that Ace Attorney collection here in the States. I’d be a little surprised if we don’t, honestly, since Dual Destinies seems to have done well and these games already have scripts.

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      Rewrite also got a Vita release. Obviously I wouldn’t expect a US release for the Vita since Key is anti-america from what I’ve seen and as for a PSP release… really?

  • Joe

    If only Nintendo wasn’t greedy and didn’t region-lock the 3DS :P

    • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

      I wish it was region free. This is why I love my Sony handhelds.

    • keithmaxx

      I wish people just move on as the policy won’t change and grab a JP 3DS. :P

      • darke

        I decided the simpler solution for me, who owns four region-unlocked DS’s, was to move to Vita instead. :P

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Umm……DS is never region locked though???

          • Cazar

            That was his point.

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Well my question is why does he need to get different region of DS when they are not needed here.

          • darke

            I’m not getting different regions of DS. keithmaxx suggested that people should, to paraphrase, “stop complaining, move on and grab a JP 3DS”.

            I, who had owned four DSs (original, slim, japanese large one, western large one), decided that buying a region locked console was personally a bloody stupid and expensive idea, since dealing with regional accounts is painful enough as it is and games are rip-off expensive in Australia.

            So: I bought a vita instead. No region lock, just a 5 minute reset+reboot busywork whenever something on the JP or AU store catches my eye.

            And in the unlikely event I can’t wait for a US-physical release to reach AU/EU, I can grab the US version and drop it in whichever region I’ve got my Vita set to at the moment.

          • keithmaxx

            Good for you. And if you find nothing in the 3DS library appeals to you then all is good. I just find that people complaining about this over and over and NOT working towards buying the thing to end the ‘problem’ as simply begging for sympathy.

          • darke


            Though they could be just venting their frustration.

            Maybe someone needs to start up a “Region-locking Anonymous” group to help people vent their frustrations and supress the uge to buy region-locked consoles? :P

      • mikebrand83

        If devs/publishers at large haven’t been embracing day-0 and “on-disc” DLCs with open arms, I might be more upset about the 3DS not being region-free.

        Instead, I just find having multiple 3DS an advantage when I want to mix thing up with different types of game, I can just put down my EU region 3DS while picking up my JP region one.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          That is also one of my thought i guess? I see Region Locked as something really troublesome of course however, the fact that there are other even worst thing like DLC problem and Nintendo stance on not really pushing DLC is something i thought i should reward here.

      • Trinity

        Maybe people can’t afford a Japanese 3DS

      • Firekitty

        The problem is that region-locking DOES make people move on…to piracy.

        I hacked my first console to circumvent region-locking, with the intent to ONLY use it for that purpose…but once you’ve got a system CAPABLE of playing pirated games, ‘free’ becomes very tempting.

        • mikebrand83

          Except being region-free didn’t stop rampant piracy on either the DS nor PSP.

  • 하세요

    So excited for next Thursday~
    Curtain Calllllll babayyy

  • SeventhEvening

    I was going to get Conception, but the demo’s VA really turned me off from the game. Maybe I can find an import or Asian copy instead.

    • darke

      I played through the JP demos for it since there hasn’t been any EU demos (and between the spoken audio and text I could work most of it out for the voiced bits anyway), so rather then my usual ‘meh’ reaction to the western VA I suspect they’re going to annoy me now simply because they’re not the ones I’m used to. :(

      Though I do appreciate the English translation much more now. I recall quite a few of the terms are rather more work-man like in Japanese, rather then the more creative translations. ‘Classmating’ was one that particularly stood out, as the original was something like “Celebration of Love Mixing” (at work, so don’t exactly have the game on me. :P )

  • hazelnut1112

    I hope they will have a Western release date. It needs it.

    • darke

      An EU release date for Conception II would be nice as well. :P

  • Neppygear

    C’mon, Atlus, if you’re going to force download-only on us with Conception II, at least give us the demo too. (EU)

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      ??Conception had retail release though?O_o”

      • darke

        I believe Neppygear is complaining that since the EU version is digital only, and has a vague “Q2” release date, it would be nice to play the demo while we wait, since everyone else can.

        I’ve got my Vita on the JP PSN at the moment just so I can play the two Conception II demos, since they wont give me the English version on EU/AU. :P

      • Neppygear

        Yes, what darke said. I’m peeved because Atlus just -had- to go and self-publish it download-only (while not giving us a demo), when they -should- have just let NISA give it a retail release.

  • I need that Tokimeki in my life D:!!

  • linkenski

    Aagh, I don’t actually like the new artwork on that cover. I think the new master of drawing Ace Attorney character designs is Kazuya Nuri who also did the designs of PLvsPWAA.

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