Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Heading to 3DS in November

Capcom has announced a Nintendo 3DS version for Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney.

The fourth mainline entry within the series was originally released for the Nintendo DS, only to be ported to mobile devices later. The 3DS version is slated for a worldwide November release, for $19.99.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Capcom:

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is coming to Nintendo 3DS complete with upgraded visuals. Originally released on Nintendo DS in 2008, this entry’s debut on Nintendo 3DS means that all six of the mainline Ace Attorney titles can be experienced on the platform. This fourth game in the series covers the adventures of Apollo Justice as a rookie defense attorney.

Forensic investigation techniques play a vital part in analyzing the evidence to help solve some of the game’s mysteries. Utilizing the features of the 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. This Nintendo 3DS release also includes text skip options and the Japanese version of the game, allowing players to switch between the Japanese and English editions.

Court will be in session this November when Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney will be available to download on the Nintendo eShop.

Key Features

  • Upgraded visuals and features – Enjoy the game’s improved new look on Nintendo 3DS and use the system’s features to dust some crime scenes to search for fingerprints and examine certain objects in a full 360 degrees to uncover hidden evidence.
  • Colorful cast of characters – Stars budding defense attorney Apollo Justice, and top prosecutor Klavier Gavin who is also a former guitarist and Apollo’s rockstar rival.
  • Text skip options – Returning players have options to speed through in-game dialogue.
  • Includes two versions – Switch between the Japanese and English editions for an “Igiyari!” or “Objection!” More than just an alternative language option, keen eyes will be able to spot some differences between each version’s localized backgrounds.
  • Classic Ace Attorney Gameplay – Survey crime scenes, interview witnesses and gather evidence in the Investigation phase before defending your client in the courtroom!
  • Twisting plots and puzzling cases – Upon completing the 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!
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  • Matz

    When the mobile version was announced everybody expected to see the game landing on the 3DS, the same thing happened with the Trilogy.

    Now let’s see if Capcom brings the two Investigations games, that way the 3DS may have the entire series

  • Chino Gambino

    Well more ace attorney is good but this is pretty pointless. The NDS release of the original game had an extra case(which was 10/10) hence the Ema Skye, doing the same should be a trivial matter given the low production costs of adventure games on tiny screens. Its writing mostly. They royally fucked up since the franchise has been neglected in the west, 3 games remain untranslated and the 5th game is digital only. Ace Attorney should be far bigger than it is, the NDS re-release was huge in Japan and the west, Pheonix/Naruhodo was in MvC3 ffs but its fallen out of the consciousness of consumers now.

    Look at it this way, Ace attorney the anime in on steam right now but not the games while 100s of bad VNs are making bank on the PC market simply by being on steam.

  • sanic

    I’m not that eager to play this again.

  • Tubsiwub

    Physical please. :(

  • PenguinPlayer

    The missing link commeth. It is also unfortunately the weakest link.

  • chaoguy

    Wait, it includes the original backgrounds?
    I mean, that’s a step towards having the original versions of Jap games unmodified so that’s cool.