If you’re a fan of over the top courtroom drama, today is a good day! The beloved Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series is back in a new trilogy bundle that includes Ace Attorney, Justice for All, and Trials and Tribulations. All three games have been remastered with improved graphics and new features. You can pick the trilogy today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.
All rise in the courtroom! Phoenix Wright’s trial date quickly bears down upon us. Capcom announced earlier today that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy launches on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One on April 9th. Join fledgling lawyer Phoenix Wright as he navigates the perils of the justice system and tried to defend his clients from the charges brought against them in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Justice for All, and Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations. Whether you’re new to the series or a longtime fan, you’ll be in for a suite of zany characters, twisting cases, and lots of fun!
Hold it! If you’re an Ace Attorney fan, Capcom has some exciting news. Announced earlier at Tokyo Game Show 2018, the original Ace Attorney trilogy is coming to a PC or console near you!
The trilogy includes Ace Attorney, Justice for All, and Trials and Tribulations, and will be updated with higher resolution graphics, more save slots, and a helpful check feature during investigations. The Ace Attorney trilogy will be available on Steam, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One when it launches early next year.
Ace Attorney has had quite the presence on the Nintendo 3DS, what with remakes of older titles and brand new games including Spirit of Justice and a crossover with Professor Layton. With a new trailer, Capcom has announced that Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS this November, roughly ten years after its original release on the Nintendo DS.
The above trailer shows off the new look the game will have in 3D. The player controls Apollo Justice, whose first case will see him defending the usual ace attorney—Phoenix Wright—from the prosecution. This game features its own cast of characters and quirks for tracking liars in the courtroom and collecting evidence outside of it.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney will release in the United States on November 21st on the Nintendo eShop. It will launch in European territories on November 23rd.
Are you excited this game is finally coming to 3DS, and have you played it before? Let us know in the comments below!
Following Capcom’s amazing trilogy of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney games, they released another fantastic addition to the series called Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney. Apollo Justice takes place around seven years after Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Trials and Tribulations, where Phoenix Wright had been stripped of his attorney badge and takes in Apollo as his apprentice. Earlier today, Capcom announced that they would be bringing the Nintendo DS classic to iOS and Android. You can click here to sign up for Capcom’s newsletter and be one of the first to know when Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney hits mobile devices.
Last week at Tokyo Game Show, Capcom revealed that they were working on a sequel to The Great Ace Attorney. While the game hasn’t been confirmed to release in the West, much like its predecessor, that hasn’t stopped fans from translating the reveal trailer. You can check out the new translated reveal trailer in the video above!
Earlier this month, Capcom released Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice for the Nintendo 3DS. Siliconera interviewed Capcom’s Takeshi Yamazaki about Ace Attorney 6‘s development and asked about potential ideas that never made it past the brainstorming phase. According to Yamazaki, one aspect that stuck while writing Ace Attorney 6‘s storyline was putting Phoenix in a corner after he gained legendary status as a lawyer. One particular scenario that never made it was having Phoenix Wright work as a lawyer for the Mafia.
“There was one real sticking point while I was writing the design document for Spirit of Justice, and that was how were we going to put Phoenix in a corner, given that he’d become this legendary lawyer in the course of this series.
“One idea was to have Phoenix stand as a lawyer in an underground court that served the likes of the mafia and other underworld inhabitants. That underground court would hold trials and render judgment on those who’d broken the rules of the underworld, meaning that even Phoenix would have a tough time believing in his own clients. Furthermore, everyone involved in the trials would be members of the underworld, including witnesses and prosecutors, so naturally, there would be false testimonies, forged evidence, bribes, blackmail, and other dirty dealings going on. Under those circumstances, we figured even Phoenix would feel incredibly like a fish out of water.” —
I’m currently in the middle of playing Spirit of Justice, and I think Phoenix Wright working for the Mafia would definitely have been an interesting idea. Perhaps they could include a similar idea in the next game!
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney came out almost fifteen years ago, on October 12th, 2001. Since then, Capcom has released six main Ace Attorney titles and four unique spin-off games, and Ace Attorney has become one of the company’s most beloved and recognizable franchises.
To celebrate the series’ upcoming anniversary, Capcom released this nostalgic video, which chronicles the history of the Ace Attorney franchise. The video shows a few scenes from every game in the series, from the original Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney to 2016’s Spirit for Justice.
You can watch the video above! If you’ve been following the series for a long time, you might recognize every scene in the montage. Of course, as you may notice, the video is in Japanese, and two of the games it displays—Ace Attorney Investigations 2 and Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Bōken—have never been officially released outside of Japan.
Capcom’s Ace Attorney series has been a big hit on Nintendo’s handheld systems, and last year the team took a break from Phoenix Wright and the present day to make a spinoff set in Japan’s Meiji era with Phoenix’s ancestor. The Great Ace Attorney never came to the West (for reasons that they’ve never really explained), but it still apparently did well enough for them to greenlight a sequel. This morning at Tokyo Game Show, Capcom revealed that they are creating The Great Ace Attorney 2, complete with the return of Phoenix’s ancestor Ryūnosuke Naruhodō and his investigative ally, Sherlock Holmes.
You can see the reveal trailer above! Right now no consoles have been announced, nor has a release date, but hopefully we’ll hear more about those soon. Are you excited for this sequel? Will we ever get it and its predecessor here in the West? Let us know in the comments!
Today marks the worldwide release of Capcom’s Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, and Nintendo 3DS owners can now purchase the game on the eShop for $29.99. The sixth installment in the Ace Attorney series brings Phoenix to the nation of Khura’in, where spirit mediums take on the role of lawyers in court as they can conjure the memories of a victim moments before their death.
With the launch, the review embargo has been lifted at last, and Ace Attorney 6 has garnered a positive reception from critics for its high stakes story and gameplay mechanics, but has drawn some ire for its pacing and a lack of innovation. Check out the launch trailer for the game above, and a roundup of some of the reviews below!
Yesterday brought us the release date for the next entry in the Ace Attorney saga, and it looks like Capcom is celebrating that by putting both Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy and Dual Destinies on sale on the eShop in North America and Europe. In North America, Ace Attorney Trilogy has been reduced by about 50%, now costing $16.49, while Dual Destinies went down by about 60% to a price of $11.99. In Europe, the same percentage applies, placing Ace AttorneyTrilogy at €14.99/ £12.49 and Dual Destinies at €9.99/ £7.99.
The North American sale ends on August 18th at 8:59 AM PT and the European sale ends on August 25th at 22:59 PM UTC. Make sure you grab these awesome games before then!
Source: Nintendo US eShop (1, 2), Nintendo UK eShop (1, 2)
The sixth main installment in the Ace Attorney franchise, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, has been highly anticipated by fans for a while, and today Capcom finally gave us an official release date. Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice will be returning to the courtroom on September 8th, but for gamers who just can’t wait that long, a demo will also be released on the Nintendo 3DS eShop two weeks earlier, on August 25th. The demo will give players a quick taste by letting them experience “a section from the first courtroom scenario in the game,” which will include the new Divination Séance feature in the Kingdom of Khura’in.
Alongside this announcement, Capcom released a new character trailer showing off several key members of the cast and how their skills will prove useful as you investigate each case, which you can view above. They also gave us some information on what is likely one of Apollo’s early cases in the game, providing the basic details and showing how Ema Skye gets involved once more.
“This new game’s cast is full of many zany favorites alongside a new ensemble of characters to meet, and today Capcom is announcing several of them, including the return of forensics scientist Ema Skye, who first appeared in the original Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Ema has passed her certification exams and is now a full-fledged forensic investigator. Here she returns to assist Apollo in his defense of the series’ popular magician, Trucy Wright, Phoenix’s adopted daughter. Trucy is famed for her magic tricks and vanishing acts, until she suddenly finds herself mixed up in an unfortunate incident that takes place during one of her magic shows. With Phoenix away, it’s up to Apollo and Athena to uncover the truth about the tragic death of Mr. Reus, one of Trucy’s co-performers. During this case, players will also meet the brand new character Bonny de Famme, a fledgling magician who appears in Trucy’s show and wants to help Apollo in any way she can, but what will her witness testimony reveal?” — Capcom
Are you looking forward to Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice? Will you be grabbing the demo or holding off for the full release so you experience everything at once? Do you like all the new systems and old characters coming to this title? Give us your thoughts in the comments!
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice is scheduled to be released in September, and Capcom has released another trailer that sheds more light on our favorite characters. The game will take place in two separate regions, where Phoenix Wright will take on cases involving spirit mediums in Khura’in, while Apollo Justice and Athena Cykes solve their own cases in the United States. The trailer specifically focuses on the return of Maya Fey and the kinds of trouble that she is expected to get into.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice is scheduled to be released this September in Europe and North America for the Nintendo 3DS.
The producer of the Ace Attorney series, Motohide Eshiro, has provided a somewhat vague explanation for why The Great Ace Attorney hasn’t been brought to the West. In an interview with GameSpot at E3 2016, he was asked why Capcom hasn’t localized the title for non-Japanese audiences, even though it’s been almost a year since the game’s Japanese release. He responded that the team does want to bring it to the West, but due to “certain circumstances,” they just haven’t been able to. He didn’t really explain what these circumstances are, but he apologized deeply for the delay, and said that he definitely understands the demand for the product.
The Great Ace Attorney, known in Japan as “Daigyakuten Saiban,” released on July 9th, 2015 for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. The game is the most recent title in the Ace Attorney franchise, and is a prequel to the whole series, taking place during the Meiji period of 19th century Imperial Japan.
GameSpot: Will we ever get a localized version of Daigyakuten Saiban?
Eshiro: “Unfortunately there’s a number of circumstances… We absolutely do want to bring it to the West, but unfortunately due to these circumstances right now… I’m really really sorry! Nowadays on the Internet lots of fans are directly asking us, “Where’s Daigyakuten Saiban?” On livestreams, even in the Japanese ones, people from the West will write in and ask where it is. Every time we say, we’re sorry! Certain circumstances are kind of getting in the way.”
What do you guys think? Would you buy a localization, if it were released? Do you think we can expect one to come to the West anytime soon? Why would Eshiro be so vague about these “circumstances,” and what could they be? Give us your thoughts in the comments below!
The Ace Attorney franchise is set to return to the spotlight very soon with the release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice. The 3DS exclusive launches in the West as a digital-only title this September, but Japanese gamers will be get their hands on it on June 9th.
Ahead of its release, popular Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has released its review. As always, Famitsu had four different editors review the game and assign it a score from 1-10 for a total possible score of 40 points. The newest Ace Attorney scored two 8s and two 9s for a respectable total score of 34/40, making it this week’s top-rated game. You can check out the full list of Famitsu ratings from the week below.
The good people of Good Smile Company are creating a figma of the famous defense attorney whose unique eyebrows continue to mesmerize me: Phoenix Wright, from the Ace Attorney games. At the moment of writing, that’s about all we know of it, unfortunately, as the price and release date remain unannounced for now. Though we might not be able to give you that information, we do have a couple of images of the work in progress, which you can all view by taking a look at the gallery below!
Although Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice will not be released in Japan until June, Capcom has announced that some free DLC is heading their way. During a livestream today, Capcom announced that a free downloadable chapter for Spirit of Justice will be made available following the release of the game. Titled “Turnabout that Crosses Time,” the DLC will be made temporarily free from June 30 to July 20. Players who download the DLC will not be able to access it until the main game has been completed.
The DLC is considered to be a complete volume, which will include investigation and courtroom sections. This chapter will include Phoenix Wright, Miles Edgeworth, Maya Fey, and Phoenix Wright’s childhood friend, Larry Butz. While it was not announced that the DLC will head to the West as well, it is certainly likely.
Japan is getting an Ace Attorney novel called Gyakuten Saiban – Gyakuten Idol(“Ace Attorney – Turnabout Idol“) on June 15th. The novel will have Phoenix Wright as its main character, and he will witness the arrest of the idol Sumomo Momoyaga, after which he proceeds to defend her in court.
The book’s writer is Mie Takase, who is known for her work on novelizations of games like Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem. Also working on the book is Kikuyaro, who already has experience with drawing Ace Attorney illustrations for the Japanese Ace Attorney magazine. Unfortunately, there has been no word of a Western localization yet.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice has received its final trailer in Japan, which offers a last look at the new game before it launches there in June. The three-minute trailer combines cutscenes and gameplay to showcase the game’s detective/visual novel mechanics, in addition to offering some new story context. English speaking fans can also enjoy the trailer thanks to the inclusion of subtitles by YouTuber Bolt2nd. The game is set to launch this September for Nintendo 3DS as a digital download.
Capcom recently announced that Ace Attorney 6 is coming to the West as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice this September. To celebrate, they are offering previous Phoenix Wright titles at a discount on the eShop. You can play through the first three adventures in Ace Attorney Trilogy for only $17.99, while the most recent adventure, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies is available for $14.99. These deals are only good until May 18th, so if you’re interested, you better overrule your wallet’s hearty objections and act fast!