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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is an enhanced port of Gyakuten Saiban. This version features all of the cases from the Game Boy Advance release, with the addition of a fifth case which is longer than any of the previous ones and while it retains the same gameplay, it adds many new features that are unique to Nintendo DS such as microphone (to yell "Objection!" or use it to blow the fingerprint powder). Also, the inventory in the new fifth case adds a feature to examine each item in more detail and adds full 3D representation of every object which can be rotated by DS stylus or zoomed in for closer examination.

The new case continues after the ends story of the original game where Miles Edgeworth was the suspect in murder examination but has been acquitted by none other than Phoenix Wright, his childhood friend and a defense attorney. Maya Fey, Wright's assistant, also went to study and fully learn about her inherent powers of a mystic. New case, titled "Rise from the Ashes", introduces all new characters, and Phoenix finds himself defending a chief prosecutor Lana Skye who has been charged with murdering a police detective, Bruce Goodman. While Lana is all but admitting her crime and refuses to give any information that would play in her defense, her younger sister, Ema Skye, who aspires to one day become a forensic investigator, is not giving up on her sister and teams up with Phoenix in order to find out what really happened.


Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney iPhone I was examining mine surroundings...
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Dramatic closeup
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney iPhone Pause menu
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney iPhone Cross-examining the witness, notice the renewed GUI

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Concept Art
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "逆转裁判:新生的逆转" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "逆転裁判 蘇る逆転" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Hilarious, clever and really fun to play... Order in the court ! Nintendo DS Pirou Julien (2982)
Objection! Nintendo DS NeoJ (455)
Interactive comic with a lot of heart and laughs Nintendo DS Joshua J. Slone (4667)

Critic Reviews

NintendoWorldReport Nintendo DS Oct 20, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Nintendo DS Nov 19, 2005 9 out of 10 90 (UK) iPhone May 28, 2010 9 out of 10 90 Nintendo DS Apr 12, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Adventure Island Nintendo DS Jun 25, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Adventure-Treff Nintendo DS Jan 21, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Nintendo Life Nintendo DS Jul 20, 2006 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nintendo DS Apr 02, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Gamezine Nintendo DS Nov 24, 2005 16 out of 20 80
Netjak Nintendo DS Nov 02, 2005 7.3 out of 10 73


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1001 Video Games

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Due to issues regarding distribution rights between Nintendo Australia and THQ, Australia didn't see the release of the game until well after the sequel was available overseas, and a year after the European release.

Japanese version

The Japanese version of the iPhone port requires a constant connection to the Internet, unlike its western counterpart.


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    • 2006 – #2 Best Adventure of the Year
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