Japanese Ace Attorney fans reveal their favorite lawyer, supporting characters & more

The following questions were answered by Famitsu readers...

Question 1: Who’s your favorite lawyer?

Miles Edgeworth (He uses the gap between his appearance and his deposition as a weapon!?) – 633 votes
Phoenix Wright (The turnabout attorney who pursues the truth) – 603 votes
Godot (The man who knows the differences between the “Godot Blends”) – 308 votes
Franziska von Karma (There is nothing that cannot be judged by a von Karma!) – 270 votes
Apollo Justice (If he’s here, we’re fine!) – 230 votes
Klavier Gavin – 188 votes
Kristoph Gavin – 178 votes
Simon Blackquill – 148 votes
Mia Fey – 147 votes
Gregory Edgeworth – 52 votes

Not ranked:

Winston Payne – ?? votes
Yumihiko Ichiyanagi (Sebastian Debeste in the fan translation of Ace Attorney Investigations 2) – ?? votes

Question 2: Who’s your favorite character (other than the lawyers)?

Maya Fey (Phoenix’s ever faithful partner) – 456 votes
Dick Gumshoe (The guy who can do it when it counts catches second place, pal!) – 245 votes
Wendy Oldbag (The world exists for this person) – 233 votes
Trucy Wright (Trucy’s panties are a galaxy!) – 160 votes
Larry Butz (When something’s “turnabout”, you know it’s the Butz!) – 153 votes
The Judge – 140 votes
Ema Skye – 131 votes
Pearl Fey – 125 votes
Bobby Fulbright – 81 votes
Blue Badger – 80 votes

Not ranked:

Steel Samurai – ?? votes
Jean Armstrong – ?? votes
Missile – ?? votes

Question 3: Which is your favorite investigative partnership?

Phoenix Wright & Miles Edgeworth (The eternal rivals & childhood friends combo!) – 230 votes
Phoenix Wright & Maya Fey (Attorney and assistant, even boke and tsukkomi!?) – 140 votes
Miles Edgeworth & Franziska von Karma (The presumptuous prosecutors combo!) – 71 votes

Question 4: Which case left the greatest impression on you?

Bridge to the Turnabout (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations – Case 5) – 313 votes
Turnabout Goodbyes (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Case 4) – 189 votes
Farewell, My Turnabout (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice for All – Case 4) – 90 votes
Rise From the Ashes (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Case 5) – 58 votes
Turnabout Big Top (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice for All – Case 3) – 49 votes
Turnabout Sisters (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Case 2) – 41 votes
Turnabout Succession (Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney – Case 4) – 36 votes
Turnabout Samurai (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Case 3) – 26 votes
Turnabout Return (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies – DLC) – 25 votes
Turnabout for Tomorrow (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destineis – Case 5) – 24 votes

Question 5 – Tell us things that happen in Ace Attorney!

The prosecutor that shows up in every 1st case is a Payne, and he gets his hair blown off…
Selecting the obviously wrong answer when asked.
Examining the same spot at a place over and over again!
Gumshoe looking forward to his next salary assessment.
Presenting the attorney’s badge!
Getting excited when there’s a stepladder!
The judge is so easy… especially with female defendant.
After presenting evidence, judging if it’s right or wrong based on the music stopping.
Trying to read what Oldbag says when she’s running off her mouth.
“Oh, I get it!” -> No, I don’t.
When something smells…

Question 6: What are you looking forward to in the Ace Attorney series?

I wanna see Apollo and Klavier battle it out in court again!
I always look forward to the new characters and mechanics that keep coming.
Apollo for the logo, please!
I want AA4 on the 3DS… *sparkle* and with a new episode too… *sparkle-sparkle*
Like with AA1-3, I’d like to see the storylines tie together in a huge revelation at the end.
I hope Lana gets back into law!
Please bring back Godot! I think he’d make a really good defense attorney like Nick!
Every time a new game comes out, I’ve talked about a “compilation”, but I just want it to continue forever!
How about an “AA0″ about all the stories of the past?
If you can, I’d like to play a game with Nick when he was young!
I hope to see Detective Gumshoe and Oldbag show up again!
I really want to play an episode digging down to the truth about Apollo!

Yo-Kai Watch 3 - tons of new details, screens and art

Tons of screens and art here

New areas

- North Pista District: located by a river where you can find a ferry, a circus, a basketball court, a playground, and more
- Walner Village: inspired by Western movies, features a spoof of Mount Rushmore, a bar and more

Yo-kai Watch Dream

- change the core parts of the Yo-kai Watch Dream to use it in a different way
- Specter Drill: allows you to dig through rocks, use different medals for different drills
- Yo-kai Cleaner: a Yo-kai version of a Roomba that wanders around and picks up any items and Yo-kai medals

Treasure Hunt

- during the USA part of the adventure, you will receive some treasure maps from an old man called Mr. Boxes
- try and find the location indicated on the maps where chests are hidden
- play a mini-game in order to open the lock on chests
- pay special attention to your timing and hit the little bars inside the lock at the right time
- mini-game has a time limit it needs to be completed in

Music Mini Games

- NyaKB Live: you can participate in a live show with the NyaKB group;
- KJ Rap: participate in rap battles at the Clubhouse, with KJ, where higher scores get the audience more pumped
- Poltergheist: you have to dance with the Yo-kai in the Haunted Mansion (in the USA)

Internet features

- trade with and battle against other players via local wireless and online

Yo-kai YC Chip

- Yo-kai Dream Medals include an NFC chip (called YC chip), and you scan them in-game
- scan to get various bonuses in the game (such extra XP, advantages during battle, and more)
- when magic is released you can summon some extremely rare Yo-kai
- depending on where you use the medal, you “charge” various effects including:

Yo-kai Watch 3 – Sushi: Troubled Waters magic, Ebisu
Yo-kai Watch 3 – Tempura: Lightning magic, Benzaiten
DX Yo-kai Watch Dream: Scorching Heat magic, Bishamonten
???: Wind magic, Budai
Yo-kai Dream Roulette + Yo-kai Ukiukipedia Dream: Sandstorm magic, Daikokuten

Y Files

- Nate Adams will meet two special agents from the FBY to investigate the strange happenings in USA
- Murder (voiced by Masato Sakoi): a pretty talkative man, who has a deep interest in mysterious events, and believes in UFOs. He just keeps saying “Wanna hear my opinion?”
- Kakuri (voiced by Nanao): a pretty intelligent woman, and a realist. Unlike her partner, she’s not really fond of mysterious events, and doesn’t believe in UFOs.

Taiko Drum Master Collaboration

- Don-chan will appear in the game
- play a special rhythm mini-game


- name of a luxurious Yo-kai restaurant that appears in the game
- if you link both versions of Yo-kai Watch 3, you get a special item
- enjoy the performance of a rather unusual Yo-kai

Gachacoins distribution

- Level-5 will distribute Gachacoins via SpotPass every week for a full year
- use those Gachacoins at the Gacha Machine in order to get Yo-kai.
- various types of Gachacoin, and each type gives you a higher chance to get Yo-kai from a specific tribe:

Red Gachacoin: Brave tribe (ex: Kotarou)
Yellow Gachacoin: Mysterious tribe (ex: Snowrabee)
Orange Gachacoin: Tough tribe (ex: El Sharkro)
Peach Gachacoin: Charming tribe (ex: Gekkiakara Boy)
Green Gachacoin: Heartful tribe (ex: Kung-Fu Mach)
Blue Gachacoin: Shady tribe (ex: Dr. Kagemura)
Purple Gachapoin: Eerie tribe (ex: Phantom)
Light Blue Gachapoin: Slippery tribe (ex: Dojira)

Early purchase bonus

- buy the game before September 16th to get:

1 Special coin (allows you to easily get a S-Rank Yo-kai)
1 Five Stars coin (increase your chances to get a S-Rank Yo-kai)
8 Gachacoins

In-store events

- various stores will distribute Dokidoki Coins (lit. Heart pounding coins) via their Wi-fi Hotspots
- coins can also be used with the Gacha Machine / Toys Capsule Machine to increase your chances for getting certain Yo-Kai
- participating stores include:

7-Eleven (from July 16th to August 31st): Dokidoki Coin (Mystic), allowing you to easily get Phantom or Shutendouji
Ito-Yokado (from July 16th to August 31st): Dokidoki Coin (Mysterious), allowing you to easily get Gakikara Boy or Dr. Kagemura
Tsutaya (from July 16th to September 30th): Dokidoki Coin (Soul), allowing you to easily get Kung-Fu Mach or Karasu-Tengu

Start Battling in the 2016 Pokemon International Challenge June

The field is set for the 2016 International Challenge June and the competition has begun. Competitors are limited in the number of battles they can compete in per day. Consult the tournament regulations for details. The competition ends on Sunday, June 26, at 23:59 UTC. Look forward to the results being posted shortly after the competition has completed.

Check out the 2016 International Challenge June regulations page for complete details on this exciting event. If you missed the opportunity to play in the 2016 International Challenge June, check back at Pokemon.com and the Pokémon Global Link for future competitions.

Good luck, Trainers!

Etrian Odyssey V - retailer-specific preorder bonus themes

Etrian Odyssey V

Retailers will be offering up different themes for the 3DS as preorder bonuses, as seen above. Retailers participating in the campaign include Amazon, HMV and TSUTAYA.

Star Sky 2 by Mårten Jonsson is out now on Wii U

Star Sky 2 is a sequel to the atmospheric, meditative experience of Star Sky. Walk through the landscapes, interact with the environment and learn based of the choices you make. Explore the different roads presented and enjoy the sound and sights of the world.

You explore the world around you, the magic that surrounds it. Learn the ways of the nature around you, and uncover the different courses life can take.

Star Sky 2 continues the story set by the previous one, with a similar style of gameplay. There are more choices and most importantly, more consequences. Learn from the choices you make, and see the different paths a life can take, and the scenarios that unfold. The game is a slow experience, that does require some patience, but it is meant as a way to get lost in you thoughts, to feel the game as you are playing, and most importantly, to simply relax.

Get Ready for Link's Awakening with Official Zelda Pyjamas

Zelda pajamas

Birmingham, UK, 24th June 2016 - Official videogame merchandise retailer Merchoid.com have revealed the latest item in their extensive officially Zelda merchandise collection.The Zelda Lullaby Nightwear set is a two-piece collection of ladies shortamas (shortened pyjamas), designed to be worn at night in the the warmer, Summer months.

The set includes one Link-green pyjama top, emblazoned with a large Hylian Crest and one pair of shorts with a smaller, repeating Hylian Crest pattern. The Zelda Lullaby Nightwear Set is available to order now from Merchoid.com for £21.99/€29,99/$24.99 (all prices include free worldwide shipping).

As Breath of the Wild, proved to be the most popular game at E3, Merchoid's Community Manager Jessica Adams comments "If you're anything like us, you spent late nights last week gazing at the incredible new Zelda gameplay videos from E3. In which case, this is the perfect item to help you catch up some much needed sleep. It's cool, comfortable and help you feel like a real Twilight Princess. In fact, I might just hibernate in them until the game releases next year."

The Zelda Lullaby Ladies Nightwear Set is produced under licensed from Nintendo.

Key product points:

Zelda themed shortamas designed for women
Two piece set includes shorts and shirt
Available in 'Link Green' and features the Hylian Crest from the game
Shorts and light shirt designed for warmer weather
Available to preorder from Merchoid.com now for £21.99/€29,99/$24.99
Officially licensed by Nintendo

A newfound friendship awaits at our official Teddy Together website

Have you ever dreamed of your favourite toy coming to life? When Teddy Together arrives July 1st exclusively on Nintendo 3DS family systems, you’ll become friends with an adorable teddy bear who can walk, talk and play games. You can learn more about this cuddly new companion and the fun that awaits you both at our official Teddy Together website!

This curious little bear wants to know all about friendship, and often asks questions like “What do you do for fun?” and “How do you make friends?”. When you’re asked a question, you can type your answer using the Touch Screen and Teddy will remember your response to talk to you about it later. Discover what surprises this furry new friend has in store for you in our Meet Teddy section.

From cooking delicious meals to growing plants in your very own garden, there are lots of fun activities for you and your new friend to enjoy! Take a glimpse of the exciting adventures you’ll have together in our Fun with Teddy section.

Parents who are interested in finding out more about Teddy Together, including how amiibo (sold separately) can be used and how suitable the game is for their child, can find answers to these questions and more in our Parents FAQ section.

You can also try a free Teddy Together demo*, now available to download from Nintendo eShop.

Make a new best friend with Teddy Together, only on Nintendo 3DS family systems, and visit our official Teddy Together website to find out more!

Teddy Together will be available from shops and as a downloadable version from Nintendo eShop on July 1st, only on Nintendo 3DS family systems.

Nintendo EU - Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE in shops now

Prepare for the performance of a lifetime in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, out now only on Wii U! In this stylish RPG, make your way to the top of Tokyo’s slick showbiz industry and do battle with dark forces from another dimension. Would-be warriors can get the lowdown at our Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE gamepage!

Follow the exploits of a group of aspiring teen pop idols as they sing, dance and act their way through the limelight and into the dizzying heights of superstardom. Along the way, they’ll team up with noble warriors from the world of Fire Emblem in order to push back against an invading army of Mirages – spectre-like apparitions that threaten our world. Experience a dramatic plot full of fierce and fashionable characters who are ready to slay both on-stage and in battle!

Take centre stage and face enemies in enchanting turn-based battles. Use an array of techniques to overcome any opponent, including show-stopping Ad-lib Performances and Duo Arts, where two stars collaborate to deal out damage! If you hit an enemy with a super effective attack, you might also launch into a Session – a combo that can feature attacks from all members of your party that’s sure to bring the house down!

Battles take place in gigantic arenas where you and your opponents are the star attractions! Once the stage is set for a sensational showdown, each side takes a turn to deal out damage. When you’re victorious, you’ll gain experience, Performa and build your Stage Rank, which will allow you to learn new skills. You can also forge new weapons using Performa. The more you fight, the more powerful you’ll become.

Help your heroes reach the top by tearing up television shows or strutting their stuff on the big stage, then delve deep into the dungeons of the Idolasphere to drive back the invading Mirages. When you’re not busy saving the world – or taking it by storm – take some time out to explore the metropolis of Tokyo. Lose yourself in faithful recreations of some of the city’s most famous neighbourhoods, including Shibuya, the capital’s bustling shopping district, and Harajuku, with its super-stylish café culture.

Whether you’re poking around in shops in Tokyo or delving deep into the Idolasphere, keep up to date with your allies via Topic, a social media stream accessible through the Wii U GamePad. Exchange messages with other characters to gain fresh insights, build friendships and maybe unlock side quests! You can also use the GamePad to check out maps while you’re wandering, or get more information on party members and enemies mid-battle.

Discover two worlds with one heroic destiny and reach your true star potential in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, out now only on Wii U!

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is available from shops and as a downloadable version from Nintendo eShop now, only on Wii U. In addition, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is also out now as a software special edition, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE: Fortissimo Edition*. This special pack contains Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE on a Wii U Game Disc, an Artbook, Sound Selection CD, Song Lyric Cards, Stickers and an Extra Content Download Code.

Nintendo EU - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games available now

The worlds of Mario and Sonic come together once more for 17 exciting events in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™, out now on Wii U. With 14 official Olympic Games disciplines and three Duel Events, over 30 playable characters and the ability to play as your Mii, and local multiplayer for up to four players, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™ offers everyone a chance to go for the gold!

Vie for gold medals in classic Olympic Games events like Boxing, Archery and the 100m sprint, using either the Wii U GamePad in single-player mode, or with Wii Remote button controls in multiplayer. All events take place in venues modelled after the real-life venues of the Olympic Games, bringing an authentic touch of Rio de Janeiro to the proceedings. Plenty of frantic four-player multiplayer action awaits, including the new Duel Events, which give familiar sports a classic Mario & Sonic twist.

Rugby Sevens is one of three sports, along with Football and Beach Volleyball, that comes with its own Duel Event. The action’s powered-up, familiar items like Bullet Bills and Chaos Emeralds are allowed, and chaotic multiplayer matches are guaranteed.

Alongside the new events comes the new Heroes Showdown mode: an addition for only the most dedicated Mario and Sonic fans out there. Competitors join up with Team Mario or Team Sonic and battle it out against the other side in knockout rounds. Events are picked at random for a real test of all-around skill, and each round a character from the losing team is knocked out until either all members are knocked out, or Team Captains Mario and Sonic are eliminated, so it’s all on the line to be the last team standing.

Over 30 playable characters from the Mario and Sonic series appear, including some that are exclusive to certain events. Sporting hopefuls can put themselves in the game as their Mii, and take part in tournaments for each event. Coins and rings earned through gameplay can be used to buy additional costumes from the Mario series or Sonic series respectively. Additional special tournaments, costumes and more can be accessed through the use of compatible amiibo (sold separately) which can be used after completing 25 tournaments.

Discover these exciting events and meet the competition at our official Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™ website.

Let the games begin with Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™, out now on Wii U!

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™ is available from shops and as a downloadable version from Nintendo eShop on Wii U now. The Nintendo 3DS version is also available now.