I JUST DID A LOT OF RESEARCH AND HAVE CONFIRMED THAT PHOENIX WRIGHT’S BIRTHDAY IS ON EITHER OCTOBER 11 OR 12. PROBABLY THE 11TH.
So on October 12, 2018, he was 26. (Check his profile in the Stolen Turnabout).
On October 10, 2026, he was 33 (Turnabout Succession). This means that on October 10, 2018, he was 25. Meaning that his birthday is either on the 11th or the first day of the Stolen Turnabout. Since his birthday isn’t mentioned, we can assume that his birthday is on the 11th!
(note: Dual Destinies forgets this fact. But up until that, it was completely consistent.)
Kicking off Halloween week a little early with a blog post about Halloween Night II, a very sweet kids game for Macintosh that captures all the fleeting joy of trick-or-treating at night in the suburbs. It’s a very small game, and its earnestness really resonated with what I love about Halloween.
You open the door to see some
sort of monster or witch. They’re creepy and certainly not human, but
like the best cheesy Halloween scares, they don’t mean harm.
They’re happy it’s Halloween too, and they just want some treats.
So you give them some candy from your bowl. They thank you, smile, close the door, and scamper off.
Eventually, Halloween ends. But then a witch flies past the
moon. Were there really monsters? They’re gone now, at least, and
it’s time to sleep.
The game reminded me of coming home after a night of trick-or-treating. Most
kids had left the streets, and the sun had long since set. We left our
lights and decorations up through the night, but as soon as we closed
the front door behind us, the holiday was over. The scares were all
play, and we had finished playing. Back cozy inside, everything returned
to normal, removed from that exciting day when ghouls might have taken
over our neighborhood.
That’s what Halloween Night II gets right. The spooky world we make up once a year will be gone the next day. We can peek out into
it for a night, then head home happy, scared, and safe.