Ace Attorney Series
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Publisher Capcom
Year of creation October 12th, 2001
Genre Adventure
The Ace Attorney Series is about lawyers who uncover the truth of crazy homicide cases (save for 2 which were theft and assault) both inside and out of court.

Gyakuten Saiban was released in Japan for the GameBoy Advance in 2001. The game received 2 sequels in 2002 and 2004. The trilogy wouldn't see an international release until 2005 when Gyakuten Saiban was re-released for the Nintendo DS and localized as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. The game received a new episode that took advantage of the DS's touch screen, microphone, and ability to process 3D models. The other two games, titled Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All (2006) and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations (2007) did not receive new cases. The trilogy would later see a remake to the 3DS and smartphones, as well as ports to PC (in Japan only), WiiWare, and iOS. Phoenix Wright would not be in the name of a game for 6 years: until Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies for 3DS.


There are 4 Ace Attorney communities on Miiverse and all of them are mostly on-topic. Ace Attorney is occasionally discussed by several users on off-topic communities. A few users changed their Mii to a character from the series and roleplay as them.



  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (2001)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All (2002)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (2004)
  • Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (2007)
  • Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (2009)
  • Gyakuten Kenji 2 (2011) (Japan only)
  • Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (2012)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD (2013)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies (2013)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (2014)
  • Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Bōken (2015) (Japan only)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice (2016)



  • The Japanese titles, Gyakuten Saiban and Gyakuten Kenji, translate to "Turnabout Trials" and "Turnabout Prosecutor" respectively.
  • Almost every episode in the Ace Attorney games is named with the word "turnabout". (For example: The First Turnabout, Turnabout Samurai, Reunion, and Turnabout) However, Rise from the Ashes is the only chapter that does not have "Turnabout" in the title, and was only released in America.
  • Much like Mother 3, Gyakuten Kenji 2 was translated in English by dedicated fans. 
  • Despite never appearing on any Xbox or PlayStation consoles, Phoenix Wright was a playable character in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for Xbox 360 and PS3. He was considered bottom tier in that game by fighting game specialists, due to the fact that no one acknowledges his Turnabout Mode (which makes him High-Tier.)
  • The popular phrase "Objection!" originated from this series. However the phrase "Hold it!" wasn't noticed as much.
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, another adventure game made by Shu Takumi, features 2 detectives very reminiscent of Phoenix Wright and Winston Payne.
  • The series is particulary infamous about its localization team trying to hide all of the obvious Japanese culture refrences.
Game Series

Super Mario Series * The Legend of Zelda Series * Star Fox Series * Kid Icarus series * Metroid Series * Pokémon Series * Super Smash Bros. Series * Pikmin Series * Kirby Series * Wario Land Series * Animal Crossing Series * Donkey Kong Series * Earthbound/Mother series


Mega Man Series * Street Fighter series * Sonic the Hedgehog * Metal Gear Series * Ace Attorney Series * Pac-Man * Professor Layton Series

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