What’s Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy About?

What’s Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy About?

By  Bex Prouse - 8th Jan 2024

Your Honour, who on earth is Apollo Justice and where has Phoenix Wright gone? 

What’s Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy About?

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy will be out on the 24th of January, and fans of the Ace Attorney series will be excited to play it again. But if you’re new to the series, we’re here to share all the information you’ll need to get you up to speed with the latest entry to the series.

What are the Ace Attorney Games?

The Ace Attorney games are best described as visual novel adventure games, which Capcom has been publishing and developing since 2001. In the Ace Attorney games, you work as a defence attorney who needs to uncover evidence to solve different cases. The player needs to ensure their clients are innocent, while also figuring out who the real guilty party is.

Overall, it’s all about the decisions you make and choosing the right answers. However, that’s not all. There are a selection of different puzzles that each player needs to solve, and by solving them, you become one step closer to solving the case. 

The Original Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

Of course, strictly speaking, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy won’t be especially new to older fans of the series. After all, the original Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney was released in 2008 in the West on the Nintendo DS before getting a re-release on iOS and Android, and the Nintendo 3DS in 2016 and 2017, respectively. 

Sequel to Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Sequel to Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Following the successful re-release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, the Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney begins seven years after the final game in the Phoenix Wright Trilogy: Trials and Tribulations. 

Instead of playing as Phoenix Wright, the player takes the role of Apollo Justice, a young attorney who becomes Wright’s apprentice. Together with the help of Wright’s adoptive daughter, Trucy, Apollo has to solve several different cases to find who is guilty.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies

The second game in the Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy is Dual Destinies, the fifth official entry in the Ace Attorney series. It was initially released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2013, with iOS and Android versions released in 2014 and 2017 respectively. 

Unlike some of the other games, you take on the role of three different defense attorneys; Phoenix Wright, Apollo Justice, and Athena Cykes, a year after the events of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney. 

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice

The third and final game in the Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy is Spirit of Justice, which was initially released on the 3DS in 2016. As the sixth entry of the series, it too received an iOS and Android port in September only a few months later. 

Set a year after Dual Destinies, Phoenix travels to visit Maya Fey, his original assistant in the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. As he’s away, it’s up to Apollo and Athena to solve any cases sent to Wright’s agency, and the gameplay is divided between Phoenix’s storyline set in the Kingdom of Khura’in and Apollo and Athena’s back in LA. 

Extra Content

Of course, no re-release is complete without the addition of extra content. After all, not only will you find Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Dual Destinies, and Spirit of Justice, but there are also two additional Special Episodes that were originally just DLC. 

Fans will also be pleased to know that you can listen to the soundtrack in the Orchestra Hall, check out the Art Library, or even play with character animations in the Animation Studio. 

Do You Need to Play the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy First?

If you’ve never played an Ace Attorney game before, there’s nothing stopping you from jumping in with Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney. In fact, you don’t need to play any of the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy first, but I would personally recommend it. After all, while each of the games are standalones, the wider context can be helpful if you’re confused about any reappearing characters. 

That’s all you need to know about the Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy, and don’t forget! You can get it for a discounted price if you pre-order it here on Fanatical! While you’re waiting, don’t forget to check out The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles too, after all, what better way to know if you’ll like a game than to check out the others in the series? 



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