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Ace Attorney news - Dai Gaykuten Saiban info, Ace Attorney Encyclopedia, special concert, themed luggage

Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2

- new trailer shown
- releasing exclusively on 3DS
- gameplay footage was also shown
- the end of the trailer featured a mysterious silhouette can be seen.

Ace Attorney Encyclopedia 2001 – 2016

- due out on March 21st
- covers the series from 2001 to 2016
- 336 pages (format: A4)
- includes artwork, details, developer comments/interviews, and more
- includes spoilers

15th Anniversary orchestra concert

- being held on May 6th
- orchestra concert for the 15th Anniversary of the series
- held at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
- two performances (afternoon and evening)
- will feature music from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice\, and more

Luggage

- 7 Ace Attorney-themed luggage sets coming out
- launching March 30th
- 32,400 Yen each

Butterfly: Inchworm Animation II hitting Europe next week

A full-featured animation studio in your hand. Butterfly: Inchworm Animation II: Let your imagination take flight!

After five years, Inchworm Animation has emerged from its cocoon! Flat Black Films is proud to present BUTTERFLY: INCHWORM ANIMATION II. A full-featured handheld animation studio designed exclusively for Nintendo 3DS.

Featuring:

Revolutionary looping motion graphics engine with stable 30 frames-per-second playback. Draw as it plays!
Eight endlessly-configurable dynamic brush tools with custom presets
Timeline with up to 5 layers and 2 soundtracks, for scripting events and sound effects
Use stereoscopic 3D to arrange your layers in the third dimension. Give your movies true depth!
Record and edit Audio, use the built-in sound -effect library or the groovy sound-effects generator!
Shoot video, time-lapse, and stop-motion photography
Onionskin (including video onionskin for stop-motion)
Slick antialiased brushes with full 24-bit color and transparency
Import from Nintendo Camera / Export to SD
introducing the Butterfly Online Gallery! Share your movies with the world - upload/download animation, rate and comment on work. Host your own virtual art studio at www.butterflyanimation.com!

Butterfly: Inchworm Animation II: Let your imagination take flight!

NIS explains why Disgaea 5 is coming to Switch, no downgrades, firmly pledges more software support

The following comes from Nippon Ichi Software president Sohei Niikawa...

- the difficulty of porting from PS4 to Switch varies depending on how each studio approaches development
- the porting process was relatively smooth for Disgaea
- there was nothing NIS had to downgrade
- even in portable mode, the experience still remains same as PS4 version
- Disgaea 5 was chosen for Switch because it would be smooth to port
- NIS also thought it would be better to release its key product
- NIS received many requests to port it to Vita, but if this happened, it would have been necessary to downgrade the game
- NIS brought the game to Switch as a way of fulfilling the fan request for a portable version of Disgaea 5
- NIS says they are definitely making more Switch games
- They will not be making just one game and calling it quits

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 597

Big show this week! Big cast, big news, big discussions, big stupidity. I guess with the Switch on the horizon, we just have a lot more to talk about! Hope you enjoy the super-sized effort!

Download the show here!

Fire Emblem Cipher - Series 9 to include Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Fire Emblem Cipher is a card game series that has yet to make its way stateside, no matter how much I cross my fingers and toes to make it happen. Now I have another reason to be jealous. Series 9 of the cards will include characters from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. There will be more news given on Series 9 during a live stream, set for Feb. 11th.

RUMOR - Walmart ending in-store Switch preorders on Jan. 23rd

I still don't know how Walmart is going to fulfill all these Switch preorders on day one, but let's hope they pull through. You still have a couple days to get in there and grab your Switch!

Super Mario Odyssey - trailer theme rock cover

Thanks to Animated for the heads up!

Dragon Quest Heroes I-II - new gameplay details, new elements for Switch

- HD Rumble is being implemented
- feel vibration from the Joy-Con when slashing enemies, and it differs for each monster
- slashing a Slime will give a jelly feeling
- slash a Golem for a rough / hard vibration
- when slashing a bunch of enemies, you’ll be able to notice that a Metal Slime is hidden somewhere in the crowd
- difficulty level and game balance has been adjusted
- improved elements introduced for Dragon Quest Heroes II will now be applied to the first game
- includes Ragnar McRyan from Dragon Quest IV as a new character
- Malroth from Dragon Quest II is also appearing as a boss
- more details coming during a live stream close to launch