TAKE THAT! Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy Is Out Now!

Jan 25, 2024 // Kellen Haney

Here comes Justice!

Red vest: check. Bracelet: check. Chords of Steel: CHECK!! Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and Windows!

This ace collection of games brings together three complete adventures along with a court record packed full of bonuses. Take on additional casework with extra episodes that were previously released as DLC, dress for success with stylish and outlandish Wright Anything Agency costumes, find some fresh melodies to study law to in the Orchestra Hall, browse a massive Art Library with a wide range of pieces from concept art to new illustrations made just for this collection, and perform a few courtroom re-enactments with the Animation Studio!

Not sure about representing yourself in the courtroom? Don’t worry, Story Mode has you covered! Similar to The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, this optional mode can be turned on and off as you like and will play through an episode on its own so that you can sit back, relax, and watch Apollo’s journey unfold. Speaking of, let’s review the court record for an overview of each game.

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
Set roughly seven years after Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations, Apollo takes his first steps into the courtroom under the watchful eye of his boss, Kristoph Gavin. There, he comes face to face with the first client he has to defend in court: the legendary attorney Phoenix Wright! . Phoenix has been accused of murder after a poker game gone bad, and it’s up to Apollo to prove his client’s innocence.

But is there more to the game than first meets the eye? And who’s Trucy Wright? Since when did Phoenix have a daughter?! Little does Apollo know the journey he’s about to embark on will change the trajectory of his legal career.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies
Let’s do this! Athena Cykes joins the Wright Anything Agency (it’s complicated), giving Apollo some competition around the office, some assistance at the defense bench, and maybe a few bruises from throwing-related incidents. Athena’s exceptional hearing and her psychoanalytical skills help her cut to the truth, even as a prosecuted prosecutor in chains stands on the other side of the courtroom.

With Phoenix regaining his badge, it seems like it’s the Agency’s time to shine once again… but when a shocking series of events rattle Apollo to his core, the Wright Anything Agency have their work cut out for them to bring an end to the dark age of the law.

Plus, in the Turnabout Reclaimed Bonus Episode, you’ll get to experience the first case Phoenix picks up after he gets his badge back: the defense of an orca accused of murder! Animals in the courtroom, huh? This feels familiar somehow. Why do I feel like I’m forgetting something…?

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice
With Phoenix on a much-deserved vacation to visit a long-time friend who’s wrapping up her spirit medium training in Khura’in, it’s up to Apollo and Athena to hold down the fort back home. But just as Phoenix arrives, he finds himself embroiled in the defense of his tour guide who’s been accused of murder. There’s just one catch: in Khura’in, defense attorneys share the same punishment as the person they’re defending, and the punishment for murder is death!

Meanwhile, a magic show starring Trucy seemingly goes wrong, putting the future of the Wright Anything Agency in jeopardy! It’s up to Apollo and Athena to prove Trucy’s innocence, but little do any of them know that their actions are about to spark a legal revolution.

Also included is Turnabout Time Traveler, a Bonus Episode previously only available as DLC. With a defendant who claims that she travelled back in time to escape an attacker only to be accused of murder, it’s up to Phoenix, Miles Edgeworth, and Maya Fey to turn back the clock on this case and uncover the truth! Oh, and, uh, I guess Larry Butz is here, too. I knew something smelled.

With 16 episodes (including the bonus episodes) across three titles, you’ve got dozens of hours of courtroom antics and investigation adventures ahead of you! That just about wraps up everything you need to know, which means we’ve come to the end of this adventure of ours.

Now, there’s really only one way to end things, isn’t there? Get your Chords of Steel ready, and say it with me now: