Ace Attorney 5 Coming To 3DS, Lighning Returns: Final Fantasy XII Revealed & New DLC For Trials Evolution

Been a bit busy this week with Graduation from university amongst other things, so here’s a quick update of what’s going on:

  • Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu this week revealed the next installment of Capcom’s highly popular Phoenix Wright series, in the form of Ace Attorney 5. The game, which will see Mr Wright take the main role once again after a few games on the sidelines, will be released on the 3DS and has been confirmed for a Western release; although there are no details on when that might be.  In further Ace Attorney news, the crossover title Layton vs. Ace Attorney may well be out before the end of the year if an advert on the back of the magazine is to be believed.
  • Are you a fan of Trials: Evolution? If so, then there is extra reason to be happy as Ubisoft have announced a new DLC add-on called ‘Origin of Pain’ which will feature around 30 new tracks, additional skill games and new items to deck your rider out with. The add on will cost 400 MS Points when it is released later this year. And if you are a fan of the series but have wished for it to return to its PC roots, then there is extra bonus news for you! Trials: Evolution Gold Edition will feature all original content optimised for PC, and will even include Trials HD to sweeten the deal. Expect Gold Edition early in 2013.
  • The major announcement to come out of the 25th Anniversary event for the Final Fantasy series (apart from a sweet looking collectors edition of all the games with special artwork) was Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the third and last entry into the ‘Lightning saga’. The game will be offering a new slant on gameplay, in that everyone’s favourite shoved-down-your-throat heroine has only 13 days to save the world with a countdown ever present on screen to remind you of your task, which can be changed by events in game…which sounds horribly like the mechanics used in The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. The game will also feature more customisation than previous games in the series, and will be more action than RPG orientated.