Everybody really hates lawyers in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice

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Everybody really hates lawyers in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice

Go home, Phoenix, you're dunked

If you ask the creators of the Ace Attorney series, Phoenix Wright is kind of a big deal.

They'll tell you he's a legendary lawyer on his home turf, capable of winning trials with ease. In order to give him something to truly fight for, Capcom is dropping their legal hero into a place where people are so not cool with lawyers.

Hideo Kojima has no plans to start a new Western studio

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Hideo Kojima has no plans to start a new Western studio

Don't expect Kojima Productions LA to come back

Kojima Productions is back and working on a new game, Death Stranding. Hideo Kojima's new studio is growing, but don't expect his company to expand to the size and the international reach of his former, Konami-owned company.

In an interview with Polygon today, we asked Kojima if he was interested in working closely with a Western studio again, as he did with the Playa Vista, California-based Kojima Productions LA. Probably not, he said.

Why hasn't Dragon Quest found a big audience out West?

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Why hasn't Dragon Quest found a big audience out West?

And how Dragon Quest Builders might be able to change that

Most gaming fans worldwide know of Dragon Quest, but it's not an unfair assumption that a much smaller number of them have played the series. It's wildly popular in Japan, and has been for 30 years now. But, as several members of Square Enix acknowledged when we spoke during E3 2016, that just hasn't been the case stateside.

"There's two main reasons" why Dragon Quest isn't as popular outside of its native country, producer Yu Miyake told Polygon. "The first is that, in Japan, the Famicom was kind of the moment that video games became part of families, and people really started bringing them into their homes."

Nintendo's massive E3 Legend of Zelda demo is only one percent of the game

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Nintendo's massive E3 Legend of Zelda demo is only one percent of the game

You're probably going to be playing this game for a long time when it finally comes out

There's already a lot of footage floating around of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — we've got nearly an hour on our YouTube channel! But if you're worried that you've already seen too much and there won't be any surprises by the time the game actually comes out next year, let your fears go: According to a Nintendo representative present during our E3 2016 demo, what's on display here represents a mere one percent of the total content in Breath of the Wild.

Considering the size and sheer variety of things to do in this demo, that statistic seems impressive. What does it actually mean, though? According to The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma, quite a lot.

Hey, Kojima: What's up with all the whales?

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Hey, Kojima: What's up with all the whales?

Call me Hideo

Hideo Kojima is really into whales. Not convinced? After all, who are we? Allow us to make a case. Our first piece of evidence:

This is Moby Dick Studio, the entirely fake studio that first "revealed" The Phantom Pain during the 2012 Video Game Awards. Of course, the game was made by Hideo Kojima's Kojima Productions.

Paper Mario: Color Splash: Launch date and details

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Paper Mario: Color Splash: Launch date and details

On shelves for Wii U Oct. 7

Paper Mario: Color Splash launches Oct. 7 on Wii U, Nintendo announced today in a gameplay demonstration during its E3 livestream.

The lighthearted action adventure RPG puts a Paint Hammer in Paper Mario's hands to let him re-color Prism Island. The game blends elements of platforming, turn-based combat and puzzle-solving.

Battleborn brings in microtransactions tomorrow

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Battleborn brings in microtransactions tomorrow

Buy a taunt for $1.99, a skin for about $4.99

Battleborn, the hero-shooter from Gearbox that launched at the beginning of May, will introduce microtransactions tomorrow. The game will also begin selling virtual currency in lots ranging from $1.99 to $49.99.

The currency, "platinum," will be used to acquire skins and character taunts at first, though Gearbox may open up the microtransaction catalog later to allow purchase of extra loadouts or boost a user's XP.

Monster Hunter Generations demo hits 3DS eShop on June 30, see the E3 trailer

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Monster Hunter Generations demo hits 3DS eShop on June 30, see the E3 trailer

The hunt is on

Monster Hunter Generations publisher Capcom will release a demo for the action game June 30 on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, but there are a couple of ways to get it early, the company announced today.

The demo will offer three beasts of varying difficulty levels to take down: Great Maccao, Malfestio and Nargacuga. One to four people can play the demo, and Capcom is encouraging folks to team up with their friends.

Microsoft's Phantom Dust re-release announcement was a surprise — even to Phil Spencer

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Microsoft's Phantom Dust re-release announcement was a surprise — even to Phil Spencer

After the troubled development history of Microsoft's first stab at a Phantom Dust reboot, it seemed like it'd be a while before we heard the name Phantom Dust from Microsoft again. But then, seemingly out of nowhere, Microsoft Studios head of first-party publishing Shannon Loftis surprised fans of the cult classic when she announced the original game is being re-released in 2017 with improved online functionality for Xbox One and PC.

In an interview with Polygon's Arthur Gies, Xbox head Phil Spencer revealed that news of the re-released version of the action-card game was not just a surprise for fans — it was also a surprise for him.

Spencer: (excitedly) "Did you see? Did you see [Phantom Dust]?"

Mario Party Star Rush launches in November on 3DS

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Mario Party Star Rush launches in November on 3DS

It's party time

The newest Mario Party game making its way to the 3DS, Mario Party Star Rush, will be available to play on Nov. 4 on the 3DS, Nintendo announced today during a livestream at E3.

Mario Party Star Rush allows up to four people to play simultaneously without having to rely on the turn-based move mechanic. Players will also have the opportunity to team up with two to four Mushroom Kingdom characters that participate in different events and help win different mini-games and challenges.