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Description

Phoenix Wright returns in the third game in the Ace Attorney series. However, Phoenix is not the only lawyer that you'll be guiding, as you dig through the evidence to find the truth to free your clients. Players will tackle five new cases as they encounter familiar faces and new ones in their search for justice.

Trials and Tribulations is a courtroom adventure game. Players encounter two different types of phases as they play through the game — one takes place in the courtroom, where players directly interrogate subjects and try to disprove their lies with the evidence they have; the other takes place on the field, where Phoenix talks to people and examines locations to search for clues that may help his client's case.

As in Justice For All, players will have to sometimes break open people's "Psyche Locks", which cover a person when they have something that they really don't want to reveal to Phoenix. Depending on the importance of the secret, more locks will cover the person, and can only be unlocked by presenting the correct evidence. And as in the previous DS versions of the game, players can use the stylus to select menus and evidence, as well as use the microphone to shout out "OBJECTION!" and "HOLD IT!" when they want to present evidence.

Screenshots

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations Game Boy Advance Phoenix's current girlfriend - she's not as sweet as she looks!
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations Wii Playing as Mia Fey
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations Game Boy Advance Phoenix either has a serious cold or is a potential SARS victim
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations Game Boy Advance Hmmm...

Promo Images

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations Screenshot
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations Screenshot
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "逆転裁判 3" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Gyakuten Saiban 3" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

RPGFan Nintendo DS Nov 01, 2007 86 out of 100 86
FOK!games Nintendo DS Oct 23, 2008 84 out of 100 84
GBase - The Gamer's Base Nintendo DS Nov 12, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Thunderbolt Games Nintendo DS Sep 16, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Game Boy Advance Feb 04, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Factornews Nintendo DS Jan 02, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Nintendo DS Oct 09, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GamersHell.com Nintendo DS Jan 03, 2008 7 out of 10 70
IGN UK Wii May 13, 2010 6 out of 10 60
GamePro (US) Wii May 18, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

European release

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations' European release was delayed due to the PEGI 12+ not being confirmed. It wasn't released in Europe until October 3, 2008 instead of March 21, 2008.

It's worth noting that Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, the fourth game in the series, was therefore released before this one.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #5 Nintendo DS Game of the Year

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