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  Ethan Fox Drifts Into A Release Date For Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle Chapter III With An Exciting Initial D Parody!
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10/23/2020
 


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Itch.io, October 23rd, 2020, 9:15pm GMT Ethan Fox is pleased to announce that the latest chapter of the long-running Ace Attorney homage & anime parody Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle will release as follows:

Date/Time: 9pm GMT, Friday, 6th November (2 weeks after issuing this announcement)

URL: https://ethan-fox.itch.io/nina-aquila-legal-eagle-chapter-iii-legal-stage

Price: $2.99 for pre-orders – regular price $3.99

Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle Chapter III sees Nina and her assistant Dylan take to the mountain roads north of Fledge City, in a thrilling murder-mystery that lampoons the white-knuckle mountain pass racing of seminal street racing anime Initial D.

The trailer for the game will premiere at 9:15pm GMT at: https://youtu.be/5z0TTCfGApw

“NALE” is a hybrid of visual novel and graphic adventure game. Players will investigate crime scenes, search for clues and interview witnesses from a top-down perspective, before going to court and representing their client in a manner inspired by the Ace Attorney and Danganronpa games.

Chapter III also brings Touge Janken Racing to the table. This turn-based minigame sees Nina get behind the wheel to take part in illegal street races using Mode7-style visuals.

Veteran voice actor Rachael Messer (Azur Lane, Goblin Slayer, Forgotten Anne) provides the voice of Nina Aquila, the protagonist.

The game’s social channels will feature daily content updates between now and launch, providing fans more info about the world and characters of NALE.

Additionally, Chapter II will be on sale for $1.99 during the pre-order period & week of release (regular price $3.99), while Chapter I is free forever.

A presskit (with visual assets) can be found HERE.

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About Chapter III

The chapter’s story begins with a tragic accident that soon escalates into a power-play for the soul of mountain racing, with Nina and Dylan caught in the middle. Players will investigate this over the course of an adventure with more than four hours of exciting story & gameplay.

This follows on from Chapter II, itself a parody of collect-and-battle anime such as Yu-Gi-Oh! and Gundam Build Fighters, that incorporated a card-battling-themed minigame.

About Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle

Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle is a successful series of anime-themed Visual Novel/Graphic Adventure  games, distributed via itch.io. As Nina, players assume the role of a defense attorney in a succession of cases, each based upon a popular anime genre, while investigating a larger story of corruption & capital crime.

Veteran voice actor Rachael Messer (Azur Lane, Goblin Slayer, Forgotten Anne) provides the voice of Nina Aquila, the protagonist.

NALE’s first two chapters currently have 5-star ratings in over 100 reviews, and have frequently topped the charts on itch.io for various categories, and placed in the top 10 for the “visual novel” category, rubbing shoulders with genre staples such as Doki Doki Literature Club.

Currently 2 chapters are available, with a 3rd chapter releasing on Nov 6th 2020, and future chapters TBA. Chapter I is completely free, and can be played right now at…

https://ethan-fox.itch.io/nale

 

About Rachael Messer

Rachael is an industry veteran, recently voicing Enterprise in Funimation’s Azur Lane dub. She has a long history of dub roles in both anime & videogames, including Paladins, Warframe, Akashic Records, Princess Principal, Knight’s & Magic, A Centaur’s Life, Infinite Dendogram and the upcoming System Shock.

Ethan originally contacted Rachael after hearing her performance as the protagonist in Forgotten Anne, by Square-Enix, believing her voice would be perfect for the role.

 

About Ethan Fox

Ethan Fox is an indie videogame developer, based in the UK, and came to the Visual Novel space from a Kindle novel author background.

Ethan’s games draw upon his past experiences living in Japan, as well as a lifelong love of anime & manga. This season, he is watching Tonikaku Kawaii and The Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle.

He conceived of NALE as a way to create a narrative experience that has plotting, pacing and direction similar to that of watching an anime show, as well as serving as a homage to his favourite anime genres. His ambition is to see NALE realised as a fully-fledged anime production.

 

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