eShop news (April 19, Round 2) – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy / Ira

Today’s Nintendo eShop news: latest official blog post for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, but also…

  • Ira
  • Aggelos
  • Ary and the Secret of Seasons

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

The latest official blog post for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is now live. This one is from Shinsuke Kodama (Director), who came to talk about the graphics, and more precisely how the team went and remastered the graphics of the game, which was originally released on the GameBoy Advance. Click here to check it out for yourself!

Here’s an excerpt:

A lot of you probably already know this, but the graphics for this game were scaled up from the original 2001 Game Boy Advance game. (Note: The first Ace Attorney games appeared in 2001 on the Game Boy Advance in Japan before their worldwide debut on the Nintendo DS in 2005.) The resolution of the assets back then were 240 pixels x 160 pixels, and it was our job to turn them into beautiful 1920 x 1080 HD graphics. That’s 54 times bigger! But we couldn’t just make the graphics themselves 54 times bigger and expect them to look good. Plus, if you look really carefully, you’ll see that the screen ratio is slightly different… but we on the multi-platform port team were ready and willing to rise to the challenge.

Let’s take Phoenix as an example. He’s onscreen quite a bit, so we really reworked his sprites. Using the original illustrations and games as a reference, we worked to capture the essence of each and every curve and detail. We drew and re-drew each frame of animation until we ended up with stunning sprites like this one. Amazing, isn’t it!

Ira

Here’s the latest screenshot for Ira:

Ira (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.

Source: official Twitter account

Aggelos

Here’s a screenshot for Aggelos:

Aggelos (Switch – eShop) comes out on April 25th in Europe and North America.

Source: PQube (Twitter)

Ary and the Secret of Seasons

Here’s the latest video clip for Ary and the Secret of Seasons:

Ary and the Secret of Seasons (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.


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