First Look At Ace Attorney 5 With Screenshots [Update]

By Ishaan . September 5, 2012 . 8:16pm

Capcom have released the first screenshots of Ace Attorney 5 for the Nintendo 3DS, along with official art work for the upcoming game, which they confirmed earlier today will also see a release in western territories. Let’s start with the screenshots:


As previously reported, Ace Attorney 5 takes place one year after the events of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, and sees Phoenix Wright returning to the court room. Joining him is a lady clad in yellow clothes, who is Phoenix’s new assistant. The game’s first case sees Phoenix defending a girl named Shinobu in court against Winston Payne’s younger brother, who is a prosecutor as well.


Above: A screen of  Phoenix’s new partner. The two screens on the bottom show of some kind of new gameplay systems that haven’t been detailed yet.


Ace Attorney 5 doesn’t have a release date yet, but as noted above, is confirmed for release in both Japan and the west. Capcom say more news will be available “soon”. The game will also be playable at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.


Correction: Shinobu is the defendant, not the name of Phoenix’s new partner in yellow.

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  • SantiagodelosSantos

    Those 3D models look really good :0

  • Wow! Can’t wait for this.But I like apollo justice too. 

  • rebecasunao

    I’ve always liked Edgey better than Wright since he looked and acted older, but I guess things changed now. Wright is supposed to be mature this time (and not a crazy hobo dad like in AJ)! I liked his new outfit as well.

    Shinobu’s design is also pretty nice. But then again, you can’t expect any less when it comes to PW games.

  • DanteJones

    The 3D models look great! Also, I’m sorry Maya, but Shinobu Phoenix’s new partner is made of <3.

    • Slight correction: Shinobu is just the defendant in the first case. Phoenix’s new partner’s name hasn’t been revealed yet.

      • DanteJones

        Whoops! Corrected. :D

        • My fault, not yours! I’ve corrected our report. :)

    • z_merquise

      Aww, you changed your cute Imca avatar. (full pic?)

      But hey, new one looked cool.

      • DanteJones

        Yeah, just for now in celebration of AA5’s localization news. I’ll probably switch back to Imca later though. :D

  • This is really great news, and between this and E.X. Troopers it seems like Capcom is actually making some nice contributions to the the 3ds’ library. Still, it makes you wonder why they be so ready to announce localization of a game we’ve barely even heard of, but are still playing so coy about Monster Hunter. I’d love to know what is really going on there.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething


  • It looks great compared to the scans. And isn’t Shinobu someone else? Not the lady in yellow…

    • ronin4life

      shinobu is your first case, and she is accused of blowing up the courtroom. The lady in yellow is someone else. More information about her will be at TGS.

      • Yeah that’s what I thought. Lol. Just that…
        “Joining him is Shinobu, a lady clad in yellow clothes, who is accused of causing an explosion in a courtroom.”

    • Yup, fixed!

  • Nicolas Vasquez

    i hope the reason maya is not in this game, is because she is at home taking care of her and phoneix child.

    • rebecasunao

      I hope you’re wrong, that would mean she isn’t using her powers anymore.

      • Im more if a IrisxPhoenix shipper but if that’s the case I’d see plausible, the Fey always had that destiny of being away from their men and thus why they are independant females.

    • Grenalie

      Everywhere I go I can’t escape Phoenix x Maya posts, I’m starting to go crazy.

    • MrKappa

      She isn’t in the game because she is tiresome.

  • LustEnvy

    Needs 100% more Maya.

  • I wonder if this is going to have Voice Acting? I like the beeps, but Voice Acting would help to make it even cooler, just like those Promos from the TGS, like this one

    Probably won’t have it though, but Dreaming is free~

    • Nicolas Vasquez

       i would assume they would go with the movie actors like in the X layton game.

  • ffboi7

    My body is ready 0_0 it’s going to be amazing!!!!

  • SuperSailorV

    damn some of you, i havent even played AJ yet and theres spoilers all over the comment sections…

  • Dylan Anantha

    Winston Payne’s younger brother, eh? Lets see if misfortune and baldness runs in his family then.

    • Dexward

      He actually has quite the hair. Kotaku has more pics up.

      • Dylan Anantha

        Wow, yeah, He managed to survive hair loss. Now lets see if he can escape being a chew toy as well.

      • heartless141

        remember how winston has hair at the start?? :P this can all just be a bigger wig

  • Shadowman

    This look so awesome T__T

  • Phoenix>Apollo

    glad they brought him back, it just didn’t feel right, with Apollo…still waiting for Phoenix vs Layton and another installment of Miles Edgeworth

  • Vyrus

    Great news. Now, I just need to find a big freezer and freeze myself into the future where this game is already out.

  • Hinataharem

    inb4 they give this game DLC cases

    • Internet is Crash

      I..actually don’t mind that really…my god.. D:

    • Bring it on. :D

    • neocatzon

      more cases is always good.

    • :D Heee? SUGOI! 
      Now that’s going to be AWESOME. I’ll definitely buy some $20 prepaid card and purchase those right away. >:D DLC Cases? NO OBJECTION! 

    • Daniel Morandi

      Well if the main game have 5 cases and suddenly they bring like 3 or more cases…why not?

  • Abhishek Posooa

    God,this game will be awesome!!!
    And Shinobu O_o

  • Looks like he’s been taking fashion tips from Edgeworth.

    • Speedo Redempteur

       as long as he doesn’t take them from larry , everything’s alright !

  • Go2hell66

    game looks great can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This is really one of the best time when a fire bird revived for my 3DS.^_^

  • Triplicity

    Phoenix rockin’ that open vest look

  • Lisa Fraulein

    *Comparing the guy with the weird helmet and Payne’s brother*
    …Why do I feel like they’re the same person and he’s the real culprit behind the bombing?

    Anyway, that new gameplay kinda looks like it involves emoticons. Looks awesome.

  • PoweredByHentai

    Just wondering, what happened to that scientist girl from the extra case in the DS version of Phoenix Wright 1?

    •  she became a detective and appear in apollo justice

      • Daniel Morandi

        It seems like he didn’t play Apollo Justice at all.

        • PoweredByHentai

          I have played Apollo Justice.  I simply don’t remember it because it’s been what?  Four f-ing years since I last played it?

          • Relax, its ok to admit it. No one really liked Apollo Justice and kind of forgot about it. 

          • PoweredByHentai

            Yeah, that really is the sad part about Apollo Justice.  I can clearly remember Gavin (Klavier, the rock star prosecutor [literally]) and his demented brother but the rest of the cast (outside of the little magician girl Trucy) were pretty unmemorable.  The only case that really stood out to me was the songstress case and the revelation that Trucy and Apollo are siblings.

            The find-the-subconscious-twitch-in-defendant’s-word-by-word-testimony part was kind of annoying.

            If anything, I’d say that this video best summarizes Apollo Justice:

      • PoweredByHentai

        Ah, right.  I totally forgot that she was in Apollo Justice.



          I hope Ema makes a cameo~ I cosplayed as her for PAX! <3 I love her <3

  • Tales_of_Master

    A bomb shaped like a Game Cube ? I know that the Game Cube wasn’t well received, but that’s too much Capcom XD I guess now you could say that the GC literally…BOMBED (⌐■_■)

    No need for screenshots Capcom, I’m already sold on buying the game. Just release it ASAP and everyone will be happy :D

  • All right Capcom, you got me. If I can pre-order this game now, I’ll pre-order it XD 
    Joking aside (I have to keep my money first. Need it for allowance), this game is looking fine and dandy the more I hear about it. With this and Professor Layton VS Ace Attorney, things are looking up for the 3DS. SWEET! 
    Well, better finish up Apollo Justice before I tackle this and the Layton VS Ace Attorney. 

  • XiaomuArisu

    Phoenix rises again!
    Need a 3ds just for AA!

  • Zoozbuh

    To people who haven’t yet played Apollo Justice/are complaining about spoilers…. Jeez guys, you’ve had long enough? You can’t be a true fan if it’s taken you this long to play all the games :S (which aren’t even that long…)

    • I actually finished Apollo Justice only about a month ago! I kept putting it off because I didn’t want the series to end… I cried when I finished it, finally, because I never thought AA5 would ever be announced!! :P

  • Göran Isacson

    On the one hand, seeing Phoenixs embarrassed face after his stoic portayal in Apollos game is kinda weird, but I’ll withhold judgment until I see how he acts in this game. Having SOME of his old awkwardness left is cool, but I wouldn’t want to see them completely ignore the character they turned him into in Apollo Justice.

    Also, speaking of something completely different: Ace Attourney to the West. Joy to the world and choirs of angels sing in every street corner. That’ll do, Capcom. That’ll do.

  • Enma_Kozato

    Gonna sit here and hope for a Lang cameo (# 3#)

  • I am really loving the vest look. When I first saw it I thought that he killed Apollo and stole his vest for a second.

  • MrTyrant

    THe new assistant real identity…is…..Pearl? Did I guess Capcom?

    • For some reason I really doubt that’s Pearls. It could be, though.

      • MrTyrant

         I just want a twist.

        • Here’s a twist its really Maya channeling Pearls channeling Mia.

          • MrTyrant

             I’d lol….it’s possible too D:

  • Is it just me, or is Phoenix… really, really sexy in this game? … O_O It doesn’t help that I have a 3-piece suit kink… Damn it, Feenie.

  • Areuto

    MOTHER OF GOD? THIS GAME IS SO DIFFERENT! now I can’t wait for it’s release

  • Areuto

    Pearl has brown hair and green eyes and currently she should be around 17, no doubt that’s pearl, she got sexy fast

  • Pretty much like Göran Isacson mentioned below Im pretty worried about Phoenix characterization, if he comes back to his goofy attitude considering his past experience in AJ and his age it’d feel… off.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Wow, Nick doesn’t seem to have gone through the hobo-phase anymore…

  • Ridho Siregar

    Well, compared to Maya…. she’s got… quite the body.

    I know it’s unfair, we still haven’t see how’s Maya been doing. She might have… developed, too.

  • damn…… when the 1st phoenix wright out i consider to buy ds now this damn make me wanna buy 3ds

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