In this post, you will find all the latest details, videos, and pictures for Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy, releasing on Nintendo Switch in January 2024 worldwide. This post will be updated as soon as new details and content is shared, so keep checking back!
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy is playable in 7 languages: Japanese, English, French, German, Korean, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), allowing even more people to enjoy the games in their native language. Voice clips are available in those languages too. Also, you can set a different language for text and for voice clips. For example, you can play with English text and Japanese voices.
Finally, Capcom shared some concept art for a certain character who favours yellow clothes. As you can see, the final version of Athena Cykes does retain some features of her original designs, but there’s also some big differences (clothes, hairstyle)!
In Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy, a useful feature was added to Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney: the Backlog.
This handy feature (already available in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice) allows you to check out a log of past text/messages (such as character lines, etc.). It’s pretty handy when you want to check back on what was said a few moments ago, or if you simply pressed a button too quickly and skipped text you had not read yet.
Today, we get a look at some concept art for Klavier Gavin, the prosecutor in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney!
In the Animation Studio, you can create your very own scenes.
This handy tool allows you to choose the actions the characters will perform, but also the voice lines they will use, and even the music and backgrounds! That way, you can create truly original scenes that aren’t found in the original games. Time to show everything your favourite characters can do with you in the Director’s seat!
Today, we get a look at concept art for Miles Edgeworth, who appears in the game as Chief Prosecutor. The artist paid particular attention to detail: Edgeworth’s cravat alone went through 4 variations!
The Animation Studio allows you to choose from a variety of backgrounds, including a Green / Blue screen. With those two options, players will be able to create all sort of pictures using chroma keying!
Today, we get a look at concept art of Trucy Wright and her partner, Mr. Hat. Mr. Hat plays a crucial role in the story, which is why its internal structure was carefully designed!
The 5th gameplay system is Divination Séances.
In the courtrooms of the Kingdom of Khura’in, in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, the verdict is determined by the results of the Divination Séance, which shows the victim’s final moments and allows the court to hear their words.
It may seem like a fail-proof system that always shows nothing but the truth, but there is often something wrong with the vision itself as well as the priestess performing the Divination Séance That’s why you have to carefully examine the priestess’ vision and the victim’s words in order to reveal the truth.
Also, Capcom shared some more pictures of the Animation Studio. This week, we get to see how you can switch costumes (though the same restrictions apply: you can only combine elements from the same game).
And finally, here’s the courtroom skits Capcom showcased on their booth at the Tokyo Game Show 2023 back in September (only available in Japanese as of writing):
The 4th gameplay system is Revisualization.
It occurs at the very end of a trial, when the truth appears to be within reach but you cannot quite get to it because you’re missing the final piece of the puzzle. During Revisualization, you go over the various facts uncovered during the trial in order to find it. You have to choose between various options in order to find the correct route to the truth.
The third gameplay system introduced is the Mood Matrix. Athena Cykes can perceive emotions in the voice of other people, and she then inputs that information into a small computer she wears around her neck in order to analyse them.
With this gameplay system, you can spot discrepancies between a witness’s testimony and their emotions. You have to carefully compare the contents of that testimony with the emotions displayed by the witness in order to bring those discrepancies to light and unearth new information.
And today, Capcom shared a second picture from the Art Gallery. This time, we get a look at the Wright Anything Agency. It looks nothing like what it used to back when it was a law office: it’s now filled with magic props. But fans of Charley the houseplant need not worry: the real star of the Agency is still strong and healthy! By the way, there was a time when it was a talent agency instead of a law office…
NB: the picture of the Wright & Co. Law Offices is only used for reference; it’s not included in the collection!
The second gameplay system introduced is Forensics Investigation. During the investigation parts, you can use various forensics tools provided by Ema Sky.
For example, you can use aluminum powder to dust for fingerprints, and then compare those fingerprints to those of people related to the case in order to find who they belong to.
There’s also a footprint analysis kit: you use plaster to make a cast of a footprint, which allows you to take a copy of the footprint with you in order to find out who it belongs to.
Also, starting today, Capcom is going to share pictures of the Animation Studio every Friday. In this extra, you can combine backgrounds and characters in order to create scenes that simply cannot be seen in the original games. However, there’s a catch: you cannot combine elements from different games!
Apollo Justice features various gameplay systems that are essential for you to reach the truth.
One of them is Perceive, and it allows Apollo Justice to “perceive” people’s habits. To be precise, the bracelet he wears on his left arm reacts when the person he’s talking to is lying and/or hiding something.
When this happens, you can use Perceive to carefully examine the person’s facial expressions and mannerisms and search for the telltale sign that they’re lying. If you’re successful, you will be able to get some brand new testimony!
Starting today, Capcom is going to share some artworks from the in-game Art Gallery every Tuesday. First up: Apollo Justice! In this piece of concept art, we get to see him without his vest. At this point in development, he was not even wearing his trademark bracelet!
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Here’s more character profiles:
A magician who first appears in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney. She’s only 15, but she already goes on stage as a professional magician. She’s Apollo Justice assistant, and lends him a hand both in court and on crime scenes.
A detective who shows up on crime scenes bearing the scent of chemicals instead of perfume. She’s literally obsessed with Forensic Investigation that makes use of the latest equipment and chemicals. Sometimes, she get so absorbed in it, she loses sight of the truth. She first appears as a client in the “Rise from the Ashes” case from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. In Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, she teaches Apollo all about Forensic Investigation!
A genius prosecutor who battled Phoenix Wright many times in court. He currently serves as Chief Prosecutor. He’s Phoenix Wright’s rival, and while they do not stand on the same side, they both chase the same thing in court: the truth.
Rayfa Padma Khura’in
A princess and the royal priestess of the Kingdom of Khura’in. Using her powers as spirit medium, she can conjures up the memories of the victim’s final moments, and she can perform a ritual known as Divination Séance that makes it possible for said victim to speak from beyond the veil. With her ability to determine the verdict in Khura’in’s courts, she makes for one, tough opponent for Phoenix Wright.
Maya Fey is the Master of the Kurain Channeling Technique, and a spirit medium who can channel the spirit of the dead. In the past, she served as a lively assistant to Phoenix Wright, helping him solve cases and occasionally finding herself on the defendant bench.
In Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, she travels to the Kingdom of Khura’in, the birthplace of the Kurai Channeling Technique, in order to train as the next Master. It’s there that she meets Phoenix Wright for the first time in a long while.