The first three Phoenix Wright games will be available as WiiWare titles. UPDATE: An official North America release has been confirmed.
The newest issue of Famitsu confirms that Capcom's Phoenix Wright series will be coming to WiiWare.
First revealed by the German USK rating system, the Phoenix Wright games will be ports of the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS titles.
The first game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, will be released for the Japanese WiiWare service on December 15 and will be priced at 900 Wii points ($9). Justice for All, the second title in the series, will be released on January 26. The third game, Trials and Tribulations, will complete the trilogy on February 23. Both chapters will be priced at 1,200 Wii points ($12).
The DS-exclusive chapter, "Rise from the Ashes", featured in the first Phoenix Wright title, will be offered as a separate download at 300 Wii points ($3) on March 16.
Word on the game's release worldwide has yet to be made.
UPDATE: Capcom has just announced the North American release of Phoenix Wright for WiiWare. The first game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, will be released in January 2010. The game's DS exclusive chapter, "Rise from the Ashes", will be available as downloadable content in May of 2010 for a 100 Wii points ($1). In March 2010, Phoenix Wright: Justice for All, will be released. The trilogy concludes with Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations in May 2010. The games will be priced at 1,000 Wii Points ($10.00).
CAPCOM UNVEILS CLASSIC ACE ATTORNEY® SERIES FOR WiiWare
The beloved Ace Attorney series featuring the most exciting courtroom dramas of the digital decade are headed to Nintendo's popular download service in 2010
SAN MATEO, Calif. — November 18, 2009 — Capcom Entertainment, 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 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. Gamers can expect the deliberations to begin January 2010. These games will cost 1,000 Wii Points, $10.00 USD.
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 defense 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! Present evidence with the wave of the Wii remote or press suspicious testimonies by wiggling it. These games can be played via single-player and has multiple save slots.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Episode 1 through 4) is the first release hitting in January. 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. In May, 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. It will cost 100 Wii Points.
In March, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: JUSTICE FOR ALL arrives. 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!
In May, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS arrives. 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!