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Phoenix Wright : Destined For Greatness?


Phoenix Wright finally returns to the court room as the main protagonist for the first time since Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations, which was released on the Nintendo DS in 2007 (2008 in Europe).  As a huge fan of the series, it has been a long time coming to finally take control of ‘Nick’, as Maya liked to call him.

The game is set one year after the events of Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice, which means it has been 8 years since Phoenix Wright last worked as a defence lawyer. Phoenix’s first case back takes place in a wrecked courtroom, which you can see in the trailer below. As a huge fan of the series, I do not want to read into it too much as I will spoil it for myself.

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Dual Destinies brings a  few new elements of gameplay with Mood Matrix and its new fully 3D investigation system. Mood Matrix allows you to determine the emotions of the witness when put under questioning.

One of Ace Attorney’s strong points is its soundtrack. In Japan they have released three musicals based on the game, so it was good to hear that Ace Attorney 5 comes with a fully orchestrated soundtrack.

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Phoenix Wright has come a long way since making his international debut in 2005

The game has already received some criticism for its ‘digital only’ release in Europe and North America. This is due to the 3DS not being able to store your e-purchased games on an external memory. So should you lose/break your 3DS, you will lose all of your digital downloaded games. Although I am hopeful that it will be address in the near future.

Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies will be hitting the shelves in Japan on the 25th of July and will be available for digital download for Europe and North America Fall 2013. Can’t wait that long? Then play the Japanese demo on Capcom’s website by clicking here.

Check out our other recent 3DS articles: Sonic the Hedgehog and Fire Emblem: Awakening 

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