As announced by Capcom, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, originally released for the 3DS, is coming to modern consoles and the PC on April 9th. Originally released for the Japanese Game Boy Advance back in the early 2000s, the early Ace Attorney games exploded in popularity with their DS localizations. Though they were made available for Japanese PCs in the latter half of the decade, it was only in a butchered, episodic format. Now, all three of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -- Justice for All and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -- Trials and Tribulations are coming to an even broader English release. The Ace Attorney Trilogy is set to launch at $29.99 USD on April 9th, worldwide.
With a flair for the dramatic and some uniquely strange cases, Phoenix Wright is a series full of nostalgia for many. Easily the first wildly popular visual novel series in the West, the Ace Attorney games take their cast on a winding trip through the Japanese criminal justice system...set in Los Angeles. As the bright young defense lawyer Phoenix Wright, you must defend your clients from false accusations, cover-ups, conspiracy and more. Combining point-and-click adventure sequences with extensive trial segments, the Ace Attorney games deftly make even the most routine of courtroom scenes memorable.
After a brief break from Phoenix Wright following the completion of the original trilogy, Capcom's latest release shows the strength of the series. Though we here in the West get most of the Ace Attorney localizations, a dedicated fan community has sprung up to fill the gaps. With mainline games on the backburner since 2016, could the release of the Ace Attorney Trilogy be Capcom testing the waters for a multiplatform global launch of their next game? It's hard to say now, but with April just around the corner, if you haven't checked out Phoenix Wright's early antics already, then you owe it to yourself to pick up the Ace Attorney Trilogy.