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Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney announced for Nintendo 3DS

Published by Jack Taylor     August 9, 2017     10:20 UTC

Capcom has confirmed that Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, the fourth game in the Ace Attorney series, will be re-released for Nintendo 3DS systems worldwide in November.

The news means that from November, all six mainline Ace Attorney games will be playable on Nintendo 3DS, as they will all be available to purchase from Nintendo eShop.

The remake of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is being developed in the same manner as the games in the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, featuring enhanced visuals, as well as the ability to play either the English or Japanese versions of the game.

It will be digital-only in Europe and North America, and will launch at retail in Japan on 27 November.

Also announced for Japan is a 'Premium Edition' collector's set featuring physical copies of all six Ace Attorney titles, art cards, a special illustrated piece signed by Shu Takumi, and a solid gold plate featuring Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth - all costing a massive 150,000 yen (£1,050; $1,400).

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney launches for Nintendo 3DS this November in Europe and North America.


The fourth game in the courtroom drama series, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, is coming to the Nintendo 3DS system for the first time. Originally launched for the Nintendo DS system in 2008, this latest announcement means that all six of the mainline Ace Attorney titles can be experienced on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Court will be in session this November when Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney will be available to download across Europe and North America on the Nintendo eShop.

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney coming to Nintendo 3DS means that budding attorneys can see all the courtroom action from Apollo’s early days as a defense attorney in upgraded 3D graphics. Forensic investigation techniques play a vital part in analyzing the evidence to help solve some of the game’s mysteries. Utilizing the features of Nintendo 3DS, players can dust some crime scenes to search for fingerprints and also examine certain objects in a full 360 degrees to uncover hidden evidence! Will the fingerprints match any of the suspects on file and uncover new truths?

These investigation techniques combined with Apollo Justice’s magical bracelet that gives him the unique ability to detect lies during witness testimonies create a thrilling investigative journey.

In addition to the upgraded new look for Nintendo 3DS, this release includes the Japanese version of the game, allowing players to switch between the Japanese and English versions. More than just an alternative language option, keen eyes will be able to spot some differences in some background signs and art between the Japanese and English versions. Text skip options will also be available from the start.

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney takes place years after the events of the previous series title, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations, and consists of several compelling cases where the protagonist Apollo Justice must fight to defend his innocent clients accused of murder. Upon successfully completing the game’s first case, Apollo is asked to join disbarred attorney Phoenix Wright and work alongside Phoenix’s adopted daughter, Trucy. The pair go on to solve a series of quirky crimes including the theft of a noodle cart and the disappearance of a pair of magic panties!

Source: Capcom