Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies’ Brand New Trailer Shows New And Familiar Faces

By Sato . May 31, 2013 . 5:07am

Today’s Japan-only Nintendo Direct presentation focused on two of Capcom’s most anticipated 3DS titles—Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies and Monster Hunter 4. While the entire presentation was shorter than usual, we got a peek at some new new Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies footage.



The new trailer shows off some familiar faces in Phoenix Wright, Apollo Justice and Miles Edgeworth, both in court and sipping on some tea with a curious smirk on his face. The trailer begins around the 2:40 mark.


In addition, the trailer shows new footage of the heart reader, Athena Cykes, who appeared to be in distress in what looked like a ruined courtroom. The new prosecutor serving a prison sentence, Jin Yuugami, is shown giving Phoenix Wright a hard time in the courtroom, and the detective Gouzou Ban is shown being his hot-headed self.


We also get a glimpse of Athena’s Mood Matrix device, being used to examine Yumemi Tenma’s emotions for a case involving her father and the death of a youkai enthusiast village’s mayor.


A demo for Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies will be available to download in Japan sometime in June through the Nintendo 3DS eShop.


Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies is slated for release on July 25th in Japan and this Fall in the West on Nintendo 3DS.

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  • porkiewpyne

    Everything just looks so awesome. Can’t wait for the game. Plus that pic of Iwata just made my day XD

  • Guilherme Matheus Silva

    I almost jumped with happiness qhen I saw that Phoenix’s Psyche-Locks and Apollo’s Perceive will be back!

    • JohnNiles

      Hurray for psycho locks!

      • Guilherme Matheus Silva

        (I wonder if those black psyche-locks will appear again… and if we can break them ‘-‘ )

  • Alexander Marquis Starkey

    I just saw pearl…Fandom is about to flip.

    • PersonaSpace

      I had to rewind the trailer when I saw that. Very sneaky of the trailer team.

    • Rytan

      I’m more excited about Klavier to be honest.

      • Guilherme Matheus Silva

        oh, just noticed Klavier too =]

      • Wafflenaut

        Trucy’s illusive magical panties are right above Klavier. But more importantly, where’s Gumshoe? Where there is Edgeworth, Gumshoe must surely follow, right?

        • Youko

          Where there is Edgeworth, there is Oldbag.

          • Guilherme Matheus Silva

            EDGEY-POO! ♥

        • Guilherme Matheus Silva

          Hope Von Karma and Scruffy will be there too

    • Guilherme Matheus Silva

      I saw it too!! I didn’t noticed her the first time I watched!

  • ffboi7

    I saw Pearl!! Does that mean what I think it does!! maya is finally comin back :D

    • Testsubject909

      Think Maya became a bit more like Mia?

      • ffboi7

        If your thinking about what I think your thinking about then… I hope so too :>

      • linkenski

        Yeah, what if Maya had moved on from the Spirit Medium stuff and looked all woman-ish and formal? It could be a cool little surprise.

  • Guilherme Matheus Silva

    Hum… something seems different around 5:05 looks like a new gameplay… and with Apollo… or is it just part of his Perceive System? ‘-‘


      I thought it resembled Edgeworth’s logic system from Investigations but it’s been a while and I forget exactly how that looks, so I might be incorrect.

      • Guilherme Matheus Silva

        I thought about Edgey’s Logic too, but it’s a little different…

        • Testsubject909

          Maybe it’s some sort of formulation of theoretical/hypothetical situations so to connect the evidence to a series of events in logical progression/an upgrade to Edgeworth’s logic system?

          • Guilherme Matheus Silva

            My thoughts exactly!

  • Detrimont

    Now all we need is Maya and Ema

  • Minos


    That Iwata pic on plan “Objection” but with the hands on “Direct” position is pure gold.

  • JMaster3000

    DAMN! DAT graphics on AA5 D: !

  • MrTyrant

    PEARL IS BACK BABY! I also saw Klavier Gavin (I loved his theme haha)

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Iwata pic is an Insta-meme

  • Lemon

    Dear Pearl is all grown up now…This brought a tear to my eye :’)
    Now I’m REALLY curious how Maya will appear. Maybe she’ll start to resemble her sister more after…?

  • porkiewpyne

    No love for good ol’ Gumshoe? TT^TT

    • Lusankya

      Gumshoe is the only character that appeared in all AA and AAI games. I don’t think we need to see more of him. Especially not when more important characters are missing.

    • Nah, they can’t have Edgy appearing without Gummy. They’ll probably bring Kay along as well.

      • Nah, Dick and Kay are freelancing now. They are now known as the “Dic/Kay Crew” along with Wendy, Butz and Missile! They solve mysteries together.

        • Time Sage

          One’s a former police dective addicted to instant noodles, the other is a phantom theif who doesn’t do much theiveing. They fight crime!

  • Lisa Fraulein


  • abcdeee

    Pearl looks a bit older… and where did you guys see gavin at?

    • Dexward

      Around 5:30.

    • Testsubject909

      Oh Pearly… You’re slowly getting to be legal age.

  • Psy locks! Perceive system + apparent enhancements! Potential badass prosecutor theme! Potential goofus detective! (Potential goofus detective meeting another goofus detective from the past!) Klavier! (Guilty Love baby!) PEARLY!
    Iwata’s lawyer pose!


    • Testsubject909

      I can… Because I have to.

      I really wish I didn’t have to. But I have to.

    • Zeik56

      I have to wonder if perceiving is only available when you’re playing as Apollo, since that’s kind of his thing. Although I wouldn’t mind of Wright somehow obtained the ability to do it, since I thought it was a neat system.

  • Highasthesky

    No love for the Butz….i see how it is.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Someone has to be the ultimate evil behind it all.

      • Highasthesky

        “If something smells, it’s usually the Butz”

        • Testsubject909

          He was trying to create the greatest confetti rain distribution machine for the Not-Guilty verdicts.

          It ended up being a high yield explosive instead.

          He was later put on trial that week.

          First Turnabout, Tutorial Trial begins

  • Well, it looks like this won’t be Pedobear’s game series to play anymore. I mean, look at all the characters grown up!

    Or, at least, what passes as being “grown up”.

  • Tincho Kudos

    This game needs Gumshoe!

  • Rudy Soto

    Holy Crap, Apollo is voiced by Kenn (Jinbei fro Mushibugyo).
    Didn’t see that coming.

    • Testsubject909

      Speaking of voices.

      Is Ace Attorney 5 going to be fully voiced (minus the Judge’s voice since he’s all bleeps) or is this again just voices for the promotional videos?

      • Kavyn

        Only the cutscenes are voiced, or at least that’s what I last heard.

  • Learii

    Ace Attorney 4 never come out of japan is it? because I only see 3 Ace Attorney games
    I hope they didn’t take Maya out of this one

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      Ace Attorney 4 was Apollo Justice.

    • zeik56

      Considering just about everyone else has been confirmed to make some kind of cameo I’d be very surprised if Maya didn’t show up somewhere. I just can’t see any good reason to include Pearl and not Maya.

  • Testsubject909

    Gah! Why do I come to look at these news when I know it just hurts.

    I know it’s impossible to get retail localized and etc. It’s just I really wanted to own one… Ah well… Guess supporting Ace Attorney will have to wait until I eventually, much later, get a 3DS.

    Edit: AAAAAH! Damnit, screw it. I’m just going to import a retail version when I can and later when I get an eventual 3DS, I’ll double dip and buy the digital version because I know that the 3DS is region locked… I just really… Really want a physical copy of Ace Attorney 5. It just won’t feel right without one.

  • I love that picture!
    Also super hyped about AA5! Will we be seeing Monster Hunter 4 or I should I just be content watching game play? (I really don’t have the budget to get a WIIU right now. Vita is next on my list of consoles) I’d like my Monster Hunter Fix with a friend of mine who has also been wanting his Monster Hunter fix.

  • Joe

    There’s a glimpse of Pearl Fey returning in the trailer—I hope Maya is in the new Ace Attorney as well :-)

  • Karin Shita

    I saw Pearl and…. GAH WHAT’S -HIS-FACE!? The guitar guy! 8C

    Anyways, I think I kinda figure out hot Apollo got all those bandages.

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