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Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS)

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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 Once you "perceive" a witness's nervous habit, it's time to confront them about their lie.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Taking a look through your collection of peoples' profiles.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Each Ace Attorney game features a quirky, memorable prosecutor. In this game, it's Klavier Gavin, a German rock star (and your mentor's brother).
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Not everyone in this game speaks English.

Alternate Titles

  • "Gyakuten Saiban 4" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Vgames Mar 26, 2008 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP Feb 19, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
GBase - The Gamer's Base Aug 16, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamer 2.0 Feb 25, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpy Feb 25, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 (UK) Mar 03, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Feb 21, 2008 3.75 out of 5 75
Gamesmania May 23, 2008 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot Feb 27, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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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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Ben K (22952) added Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS) on Feb 21, 2008