Apollo Justice Returns For Ace Attorney 5

By Spencer . March 12, 2013 . 4:02pm

apolloPhoenix Wright is the main character in Ace Attorney 5, but the protagonist from Ace Attorney 4 aka Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney will return too. Famitsu has a picture of Apollo Justice in this week’s issue.


It sounds like the perceptive lawyer has seen better days. Apollo Justice has his right eye and arm wrapped in bandages. Ouch!


UPDATE: Right eye, yes. Arm in bandages? Well, let’s just say a picture says more than a thousand words. Here’s a first look at Apollo.


Ace Attorney 5 is in development for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Apollo is back, hell yeah!
    Man, it’ll hurt to see him injured though.

  • Minos

    So, Phoenix’s fans finally caught him.

    • Tales_of_Master

      This comment sir……..is brilliant XD Even though I don’t particularly dislike Apollo.

  • Freud_Hater

    Oh wow, will we see Phoenix’s daughter as well? ‘__’

  • Spatulising

    Holy crap yes, I love Apollo! I was sorta worried he’d be forgotten in 5 since I don’t think people liked him as much as I did.

  • Poor baby!! That’s not something I wanted :'(
    I’m so happy he’s back though. I just hope it won’t be just for one case. Wonder if the Gavin brothers will make an appearance too…

  • Shinji Kazuya

    This is great! With the return of Phoenix as the main protagonist I was worried Apollo would be forgotten.

    Glad he’s back!

    • Testsubject909

      Kind of makes sense he’d still be around. He is sort of Phoenix’s protege.

  • “Totally Underrated” comes back. Good to have you back, Apollo!

  • $29082171

    This should help calm those who claim that Phoenix being the protag of this game was a conspiracy trying to make people forget that AA4 ever existed.

    • British_Otaku

      So AA4 won’t be the known as the second coming of DMC2. :D

      EDIT: I mean in the “Forgotten And Never Referenced By Capcom Again” sense. Not quality, though yep… AA1 and AA3 are the cream of the crop.

    • If only it had been…!

  • LittleMofreaky

    can’t wait for this game

  • Chris Lane


  • Zonic505

    Holy crap, I wanna know what happened to him! It’ll be interesting to hear what exactly happened to him (& Trucy) during the time period.

    • Testsubject909

      I swear if they’re dating…

      Well… For one part I’d need to know what Apollo’s mom would think of this.

      • porkiewpyne

        Ooooh that cannot end well LOL XD

  • So Maya didn’t make the cut, but they made room for the boring characters from the bad game? Too bad…

    • Barrylocke89

      I like Maya too, but:

      1. Maya’s been in 3 games already (4 if you count Layton vs Gyakuten) while Apollo’s only been in one until now.

      2. Maya’s story saw a pretty solid conclusion at the end of T&T, while Apollo still has a few loose ends.

      3. Nothing has outright said that Maya won’t be in this game yet. Most people thought Apollo was going to be forgotten until now, so Maya could still have a shot.

      • Detrimont

        maya didnt have a solid conclusion, as we have no idea what happened to her afterwards, since she wasnt in Apollo justice

        • AuraGuyChris

          Maya only had a solid conclusion for her family issues.
          But yes, it’s still to be seen how she’s doing at her home.

        • Scrooge_McDuck

          Nah. By that logic, no fictional character arc ever has a conclusion unless they die, and no story ever reach a conclusion unless it’s a story about the world ending.

          Having a character’s story concludes without loose ends means that we don’t need to know “what happened afterwards”.

          • Detrimont

            if they even mentioned her slightly in 4 it would’ve been fine, but they didn’t, she just got completely shut off

          • Scrooge_McDuck

            She’s barely mentioned (the “kid” who keeps sending Phoenix Samurai video) because her story already has a solid conclusion.

    • They already worked out all there was needed to know about Maya in the first 3 Attorney games, what else they can add? I’d say rehashing old characters and not developing new characters with potential like Apollo would be boring.

      Look at Apollo now, he’s definetely not like the nooby guy from Attorney 4!

  • Coeurl

    Polly i’m glad you’re back but what about the REAL stars? No Ace Attorney game is complete without Charlie and Ladder.

    • I think you mean Step-Ladder.

      • Coeurl

        What’s the difference? I think you’re too focused on the little details, Pal

  • MrJechgo

    Well, why not? That would be cool.

  • MikeTxn

    Apollo is in? YES!
    Now waiting for a certain old lady to come back.

    • In all honesty, she should probably be dead by now. Of course, that only means it would be twice as funny if she came back even older and more grumpy.

      • The security guard from the first game?

        • s07195

          And security guard in the second and third game, not to mention the Pink Badger and Pink Princess in AA: Investigations.
          Shee’s…. “Security Lady” (Her name seems to be Wendy Oldbag)

      • Göran Isacson

        And who do we know who can summon the dead in this game universe~? :)

    • Testsubject909

      If she comes back. I think this will be my reaction…


      Mainly because I know it’d mean I’d have to eventually cross examine her.

  • s07195

    Polly is BACK! Heck yeah! Though seeing him injured… hmm… so when a one lawyer is the main character of a game, the other main character gets injured? With how badly you make him seem hurt, it doesn’t seem he’s got the same amount of luck that Phoenix has.

    If Polly is back, and Phoenix still shows a few traits from AA4, then Trucy must return!

    • Testsubject909

      Some spoilers, warning.

      Phoenix Wright’s luck: Gets hit with a car dead on, flies into the air, lands and walks off with maybe just a mild headache.
      Gets framed for falsifying evidence, gets a shitty job as a crappy pianist.

      • DuskSharkEX

        He walked away from that with a sprained ankle, too.

        • Testsubject909

          Considering no broken bones, fractured organs, severed limbs, punctured spleens, shattered spines or the slightest of bruises.

          I think his luck is pretty freaking weird. Or maybe he’s just unlucky and lady luck just likes to mess with him. “Let’s have him defend miss Old Bag this time, see how it’ll go!” she might be saying to herself…

      • s07195

        Haha, totally didn’t consider him losing his lawyer’s badge as a bad form of luck. But I guess he half deserved it, with him continuously showing his badge to everyone. XD

        • Testsubject909

          And now… We get to see him flash it in three dee

          Edit: or as he puts it. Take every chance he gets to just whip it out…

          Yup. Just whip it out and show it to everyone.

          • s07195

            And prove that it doesn’t look the same as a cardboard cutout.

  • Court Records has uploaded a picture of this new Apollo! He’s handsome~ http://court-records-net.tumblr.com/post/45235048827/ladies-and-gentlemen-the-wright-anything-office

    I wonder if he just might be part of The Gavinners…hehe.

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha oh man the comments to the Apollo picture. “Apollo is now Raiden- he is called Justice the Ripper.” I did lol, and then I did make several leaps of joy because aaagh Apollo IS coming back! They didn’t forget about him!

    Wonder if Trucy is a mechanic now… or a ninja, to coutner Pollys newfound pirate-powers.

    • Apollo’s using his perceive powers for the perfect Zandatsu…

    • Kaihedgie

      His notes are a tool of justice

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    O_o sad sad apollo there. Not only he is hated by some fans, this time he end up wounded all over his body?

    It seems luck is never with you i see.T_T

  • Tales_of_Master

    Here is the pic. Apollo kinda looks cool here :3

  • You know, Apollo used to look a bit like he was trying a bit too hard but woah man, now he totally looks ready to kick ass!

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