A couple of weeks ago, we enlisted the help of one or two bots to help us envision tomorrow’s Nintendo news headlines. After all, artificial intelligence is likely to be the new frontier in journalism someday, and we might as well jump in early. However, the results were … mixed at best, when a bot predicts a flood on the Switch, a game called “Pokémon Zelda Rogue Mail“and Tingle’s new sequel to space assassinations. Perhaps the technological revolution needs Little more time in the oven.
However, inspired by what we learned about AI in this article, we thought we would give bots another chance – only this time they will write a game.
We have uploaded transcripts the first two Ace Attorney cases (The First Turnabout and Turnabout Sisters), uploaded them to Botnik predictive keyboard (which is a lot like the smart keyboard on your phone) and we started to create the most unpredictable Ace Attorney case.
Everything – from the name (“Turnabout No Lawyer“) to the image (which was created Neural blender with the tip “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney’s Turnabout No Lawyer”) to the interrogation and testimony headings – it was decided by the bot. The only thing we’ve added is punctuation (the bot really doesn’t like to put periods at the end of sentences).
So, for your enjoyment, here’s the script in all its mindless glory … and, in the end, a very special surprise!
Turnabout No Lawyer
Judge: Victim’s name is Phoenix Wright. Phoenix was a terrible lawyer.
Phoenix: What was inside this person?
Judge Edgeworth: Looks like Mr. Phoenix was completely empty.
Judge: Witness, please tell us more about this person.
Mia: Urp … Phoenix Wright was found in his messy room. I saw him take a weapon out of the shower.
Mia: Bwah sorry … I guess I can imagine murder.
Mia: The man was standing right in front of the perpetrator … He was standing over the victim’s finger.
Mia: The killer is the chief prosecutor … I saw him laughing at 21:00.
Judge: Um … Hey … I think I can feel a migraine coming.
Court: (I cannot prove that the murder took place in his filthy room!)
* whistle *
Phoenix: Amazing evidence strongly suggests that the victim recently dumped someone!
Witness: Do you know what happened?
Phoenix: The thorny heart of every man is ready to help me! Naughty Mr. Phoenix.
Mayan: Some evidence: This is a piece of paper with the victim’s name written on it.
Mayan: Look at him … And he will tell you what was inside that person!
Phoenix: … Maya … It’s a piece of paper.
Mayan: Man … Mister Phoenix … Phoenix Wright … I really hate this man.
Phoenix: What to expect?
Mayan: Your honor sir … Tee hee … I killed him … I hit him in the afterlife …
Judge: This is getting ridiculous.
Phoenix: It’s so much fun.
Mayan: Phoenix Wright was a joke … He said he was about to explode! Yes, sir!
Phoenix: No, I don’t think so, judge.
Mayan: I just don’t want him to come back.
Judge: It’s done. I think it’s time for Phoenix Wright …
Phoenix: Your Honor! Please tell me why you need justice!
Court: What kind
Judge: You are to blame.
Phoenix: … I really don’t like it.
But that wouldn’t be the Ace Attorney case without all the sound effects and QUESTIONS, would it? Lucky for you, we spent a few hours using objection. lol to recreate the court case as it would appear in a real game:
Get away, Shu Takumi! Bots come to work.
If you want to play with Botnik Ace Attorney scripts yourself, here is the keyboard link… Note that since these are only the first two cases of the first two games, the word “clock” appears … many… Have some fun!