Built to Play sacrifices the news for another day! We're talking to our guests about Phoenix Wright, ZZT, and the future of E3.
If you played something Japanese in the 2000s, chances are Alexander O. Smith translated it. Alex has translated everything from the Final Fantasy series, the novel All You Need is Kill, and the Dr. Slump manga. But here at Built to Play, there's really only one game in his long portfolio that matters: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. The game is a visual novel from Capcom and stars Phoenix Wright, a down on his luck lawyer living in Los Angeles, who has to solve all of his cases in only three days. It's a charming and often funny game that relies on its stellar translation, which is far from literal.
This week on Built to Play, we preview E3! Sony rumours, Microsoft rumours and Nintendo rumours galore as we fight for the a perfect video game future. Will Project Beast turn out to be Demon Souls 2? Probably not, but here's hoping it's something equally cool. What about Reggie Fis-Aime revealing that he's actually a sublimation of thousands of carnivorous bees? Kidding! We all know he's actually a robot.
In the second half of the episode we go EarthBound crazy. As part of our localization month, we're going to recount the history of its release in North America. That means we're going to look at everything from EarthBound Zero to the fan translation of Mother 3, trailing its marketing, and growing fan base on Starmen.net