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It's seven years after the events seen in Trials and Tribulations, and Phoenix Wright has shouted his last "Objection!". Taking his place in the court is a new Ace Attorney, the young rookie, Apollo Justice. Does he have what it takes to clear his clients of their guilt?

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is the fourth game in the Ace Attorney series, and the first to be designed from the ground up for the Nintendo DS. In addition to the now-familiar courtroom action and investigation, Apollo also gets to take part in forensic investigation, such as taking plaster casts and dusting for prints. Players can also examine their inventory in three dimensions, as clues can sometimes be hidden out of normal sight.

Apollo also has a special talent - the ability to perceive people's nervous habits. If a witness' testimony appears to be rock solid, Apollo can still crack it by taking note of their nervous habit that they perform whenever they're lying, and catch them in the act by shouting out "GOTCHA!".


Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Yet another forensic minigame. Tap the screen to spray the reagent until you find the poison.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Once you "perceive" a witness's nervous habit, it's time to confront them about their lie.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Browsing through your inventory.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Kristoph Gavin, your helpful mentor.

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Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Screenshot
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Screenshot
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "逆転裁判4" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Gyakuten Saiban 4" -- Japanese title

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Hardcore Gamer Magazine Nintendo 3DS Nov 21, 2017 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Mar, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Official Nintendo Magazine Nintendo DS May 08, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Video Game Talk Nintendo DS Feb 20, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameswelt Nintendo DS Jun 05, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Adventure Gamers Nintendo DS May 30, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Retroage Nintendo DS Dec 31, 2014 6.7 out of 10 67 Nintendo 3DS Dec 19, 2017 12 out of 20 60 Nintendo DS Apr, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Gaming since 198x Nintendo DS Aug 11, 2008 2 out of 5 40


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The fictional country of Borginia mentioned in this game and Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth was also featured in Dino Crisis. It was called the Borginian Republic, and the game's setting was Ibis Island which was referred to as being part of the Republic. It was also presented as an antagonistic power.

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