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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 Sometimes you need to point out a detail in a picture.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS The game features a lot of forensic-themed minigames. Here, you need to tap the screen to sprinkle the powder, then blow into the microphone to leave behind the fingerprint shape.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Taking a look through your collection of peoples' profiles.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Now just match the shoe print to a database entry.

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Alternate Titles

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

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GamesCollection Nintendo DS Dec 28, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
GBase - The Gamer's Base Nintendo DS Aug 16, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85 (UK) Nintendo DS Mar 03, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Generation Nintendo DS Apr 29, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing Nintendo DS Mar 11, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Talk Nintendo DS Feb 20, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Nintendo DS Jun 09, 2008 76 out of 100 76
Game Critics Nintendo 3DS Feb 07, 2018 7 out of 10 70 Nintendo 3DS Dec 19, 2017 12 out of 20 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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