Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Puzzle

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies demo on eShop

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A new demo for Capcom’s Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies has been released on Nintendo’s eShop. Set to launch on October 24, Wright will return to court in a new case that sees an old rival resurface during a trial against the party behind the destruction of the old courthouse. It was also announced that gamers who purchase Dual Destinies from October 25 to November 7 will receive a free costume pack worth $0.99 that includes new outfits for Phoenix Wright, Apollo Justice, and Athena Cykes.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies dated, new screens

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Capcom has confirmed that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies will be launching online for 3DS on October 24. The download-only entry will be available on eShop for $29.99 and continue the legal adventures of famed digital attorney Phoenix Wright. Wright will be joined by fellow attorney Apollo Justice and associate attorney Athena Cykes, whose presence introduces new psychoanalysis elements to witness investigations. Players will once again investigate crime scenes, challenge witnesses, and present evidence in trial of what they’ve uncovered.

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First screens released from Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

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Focus Home has released the first batch of screenshots from Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments. The follow-up to The Testament, currently in development at Frogwares, will feature eight cases, 14 gameplay mechanics, crime scene reconstructions, and moral choices. More details will be revealed during E3, but before then, get a glimpse at what’s in store for Holmes and Watson.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD launches for iOS

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The legalese is about to come fast and furious at iOS gamers now that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD collection has launched on the App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The set includes the first three games in the series (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations) with upgraded visuals. As defense attorney Phoenix Wright, players will be able to cross-examine witnesses as well as gather and examine evidence.

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Night of the Rabbit pre-order bonus, community Q&A announced

Daedalic strolled past the art books and skipped right over soundtracks and headed straight for pre-order gold: a free game. The studio announced that everyone who pre-orders a copy of their upcoming adventure Night of the Rabbit from GOG.com, before May 29, will receive a free copy of their comedy adventure Deponia. To learn more about Night of the Rabbit, check out the overview video featuring the game’s lead designer, Matt Kempke, released today by GOG.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies launching this fall

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Capcom is set to hold court this fall with the digital release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies for 3DS. Previously announced as Ace Attorney 5, Dual Destinies is set eight years after Ace has last stepped foot in court and shortly after the destruction of the court room itself. His latest opponent is Winston Payne’s son, Gaspen, in the case to discover who is behind the attack.

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Hitman: Sniper Challenge, Gyromancer now on CoreOnline

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CoreOnline, Square Enix’s free-to-play online platform, has added Hitman: Sniper Challenge and Gyromancer. Sniper Challenge was initially a pre-order bonus for Hitman: Absolution, allowing players to practice their sniping skills against a series of targets in arcade-style missions. Scores can also be posted to Facebook for that extra bit of bragging. Gyromancer is a puzzle-RPG that has players take on the role of Rivel, a summoner of beasts, as he makes this way through Aldemona Wood.

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Daedalic reveals their next adventure outing, The Night of the Rabbit

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Daedalic Entertainment has announced The Night of the Rabbit, a new puzzle- and magic-rabbit-filled adventure title for Mac and PC. Already a year-plus in development, the Deponia developer has revealed that an international version, with support for seven languages including English, will be available on digital outlets later this year, on May 29.

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After getting the Greenlight, Asylum moves to Kickstarter

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The recently Greenlit adventure-horror title Asylum now has a Kickstarter campaign. Developer Senscape has chosen to go the crowdfunding route in order to finish the final phase of development. The Argentina-based studio hopes to attract funding for the Lovecraft-inspired puzzler with a number of rewards, including the addition of players as corpses or patients in the game’s main setting, the Hanwell Mental Institute. Other rewards include digital copies of the game, a downloadable copy of the soundtrack, access to alpha and beta releases, and a boxed copy.

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The Cave now available online for console and PC

The Cave, the latest adventure-puzzler from designer Ron Gilbert and Double Fine Productions, is now available for 360, Linux, Mac, PC, PS3, and Wii U. The download-only release, published by Sega, features seven adventurers who must explore a trap-filled cave three at a time, with each character’s backstory coming to the fore as the trio make their way deeper into the chasm.

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