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Published on July 27th, 2013 | by Michaela Buckley

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Hyper Japan 2013

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Like any convention Hyper Japan has an abundance of animé, food and extortionate pricing. The costumes are interesting, the people are rude and the layout is both uneconomical and hard to navigate.

Despite this I still go to these things and managed to pick up Paranoia Agent series on DVD.

Nintendo and Namco Bandai brought a bunch of games such as;

Wii-U

  • Wonderful 101
  • The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker HD
  • Pikmin 3
  • Wii Karaoke U

3DS

  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
  • Etrian Odyssey 4
  • Inazuma Eleven 3
  • Tokyo Crash Mobs
  • Ace Attorney 5: Dual Destinies

PS3

  • Tales of Xillia and the collector’s edition
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
  • Tekken Card Tournament
Ace Attorney Dual Destinies Europe release

Ace Attorney has a dedicated following and would do well with a physical release.

The demo for Ace Attorney was specially made for conventions and won’t be appearing in the final game so I made a point to play it all through. There were two demos; one for the courtcase sections and one for investigation. The court case introduced us to Athena Cykes, whose psychoanalytic ability to gauge people’s emotions in every sentence they speak, managed to glean the details we need to foil a bombers plans. The investigation portion featured Apollo following a mysterious letter from Phoenix alluding to being killed by a demon, but after some intense point n’ clicking you find he was just chasing after a turkey.

When I went to play Ace Attorney, it was quite early on in the event, before the hoards turned up, however, despite this, I still had a half hour wait behind 3 people before I could get a go and the game had the largest crowd around. It made me laughly  (albeitly sadly) that the one game here that is getting a digital-only release despite being retail in Japan, was the one game everyone wanted to play. There was even a bunch of Ace Attorney cosplayers that were there looking excited with its unexpected appearance. I’m hoping that Capcom will reconsider their release, because they’re fools if they think people don’t want this game. I’ll send them an email.

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A pleasant surprise at the event.

There was a lot of people, so in the end I left and went to the Science Museum and Natural History Museum instead. I’ll probably go again next year.

Oh, and there was this guy.

Oh, and there was this guy.

 

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