Phoenix Wright is a weird little game franchise. You click menus and watch anime stereotypes be lawyers in such a way that makes U.S. lawyers say things like "I don't know the Japanese legal system too well, but that's not how court works here, and it can't possibly work like that over there." Regardless, it's a fairly popular franchise, even making its way to smartphones. Now, it is making its way to live action film. This particular trailer has subtitles, so you guys can enjoy the fake, anime hair lawyering even if you don't speak Japanese.
Capcom is always good for mashing up everyone's favorite Capcom characters into one platform. With the new Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom on the horizon, Capcom may have run out of characters to mash up. They've added lawyer extraordinaire Phoenix Wright as a battler. That's right, the star of everyone's favorite anime-gone-too-far point-and-click menu-based game where lawyers have gravity-defying hair and bright colors burst all around as they scream "Objection!" in points of a trial that would enrage a judge in real life will be fighting Wolverine sometime soon.
The awesome thing is, Capcom didn't just give Phoenix Wright regular old punches and kicks, oh no, they incorporated his lawyering skills into the battle: He presents evidence so hard that it literally does damage to his opponents. As the above video will corroborate, he even performs a super attack in which he presents evidence that finds his opponents guilty. Really. Today is fun.
Level-5, venerable video game developer probably best noted for the Professor Layton series and the recent Dragon Quest IX, announced two extremely odd and exciting things for the Nintendo 3DS at their Vision 2010 conference.
First and wildly enough, Level-5 has teamed up with Capcom and announced a Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright crossover game called Professor VS Gyakuten saiban. Check out some prime shaky cam footage after the jump. Secondly and still wildly, the upcoming non-crossover Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle will receive a daily downloadable puzzle for an entire year.