Is Harvey Birdman going to be just trials?
KS: You were actually playing the first case, which we’ve dubbed as our tutorial. Just like Phoenix Wright, the first case is only in-court. The remaining episodes take place in all of the familiar Harvey locations, as well as some new, original ones. There are extensive investigative phases in all of the remaining cases. How else does Harvey Birdman differentiate itself from the Ace Attorney series? KS: Well, we admit to using Ace Attorney as a guide and an inspiration, but really, the comedy and timing of Harvey Birdman couldn’t be captured in the exact same way as AA. Ultimately, what we have is an interactive episode of Harvey Birdman, using elements from Phoenix Wright. At quick glance, the differences between the two are obvious. Harvey Birdman is a fully animated cartoon that asks the player to interact throughout. There’s no way we could have gotten the feel of the show’s original humor and characters without full animation. How many cases are there to play? KS: There are five