Capcom announced today that the first three entries in their Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney franchise is headed to WiiWare “early next year”.
Pricing and exact release dates have yet to be revealed. More details below.
November 19, 2009 – Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that three classic Ace Attorney™ games are scheduled for digital release on Nintendo’s WiiWare early next year beginning with the one that started it all, Phoenix Wright™: Ace Attorney™ followed by Phoenix Wright™ Ace Attorney™: Justice For All, and Phoenix Wright™ Ace Attorney™: Trials and Tribulations.
Ace Attorney’s massive popularity and appeal in Japan has caught on in the West and the franchise has now sold well over 3.7 million units worldwide. For the first time ever, this beloved handheld series is making an appearance on a home console, giving gamers access to three of the classic Ace Attorney adventures from the comfort of their own living rooms. Fans and newcomers alike will have a chance to star as the most popular defence attorney in videogames, Phoenix Wright – a man driven by principles and his ability to separate fact from dubious fiction. Each game in the series presents twisting storylines and intriguing gameplay with comical anime stylings. Players will collect evidence, weed through inconsistent testimonies and overcome corrupt agendas to ensure that justice prevails! These games can be played via single-player and have multiple save slots.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Episode 1 through 4) is the first release and is scheduled to hit in early 2010 The story kicks off with Phoenix Wright defending his childhood friend Larry Butz from a murder charge. But this is only the beginning drama for the tenacious legal eagle as Wright faces unexpected tragedies that will test the limits of his incredible deductive prowess. Later, owners of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will be able to download the bonus episode that appeared in the original Nintendo DS™ version of the game.
Spring 2010 will see Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice For All arrive. Phoenix Wright has six months experience and five court victories under his belt. But none of that will do him any good against the ruthless new D.A. in town. Franziska von Karma wants revenge and she’s ready to take Phoenix down at any cost.
Following this, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations will be next in line for download from the service. Phoenix will face the toughest prosecutor yet as the mysterious hard-boiled “Godot” is gunning for him with extreme prejudice. Get ready for the most intense courtroom standoffs of Phoenix Wright’s career.