A YouTuber has recreated parts of Johnny Depp’s ongoing lawsuit against Amber Heard in the style of Capcom’s Ace Attorney, a legal drama video game series.
YouTuber Marimomo Morimo took all the hallmarks of the Ace Attorney series, like the comic drama “Objection!” captions and a health bar that represents the judge’s patience, to convincingly recreate what the trial would look like if it were part of the game. The stylized illustrations of Depp and Heard’s legal teams are also relevant, as is the representation of some of the key witnesses in the trial.
As the trial revolves around a number of sensitive topics such as domestic and emotional abuse, viewer discretion is advised for some of Morimo’s videos that take snippets from the case. However, the video embedded below focuses specifically on how objection to hearsay evidence – testimony from a witness under oath who recites a statement made out of court – was a common occurrence in the trial. until now.
The Ace Attorney series celebrated its 20th anniversary on October 12, 2021 and has been adapted into an anime, live-action movie, several manga series, plays, escape rooms, and orchestral concerts. . The latest game in the series, The Great Ace Attorney: Chronicles, was released for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Steam on July 26, 2021.
If you’re new to the Ace Attorney series, the game puts you in the role of various defense attorneys, the most popular of which is Phoenix Wright. You are responsible for investigating cases, defending clients and uncovering the truth by interviewing witnesses to spot any inconsistencies between their testimonies and the evidence that has been submitted.
When does the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial end?
The Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial resumes today at 2pm BST / 9am ET and is set to end on May 27. Mr Depp is suing his ex-wife for defamation over a 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post. Depp alleges that the op-ed caused him to suffer a loss of income, which Heard denies as she says the op-ed was not about Depp. The Pirates of the Caribbean star is suing Amber Heard of Aquaman fame for $50m (£40m), while Heard is counter-suing Depp for $100m (£90m).