I Played As Apollo Justice In Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies

By Spencer . July 19, 2013 . 2:18am

Phoenix Wright : Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies isn’t just about Nick; Apollo justice is a playable character, too. In a new demo of the game, I got to play as Apollo and investigate… If Phoenix had been eaten by a giant bird. As the demo began, Apollo and Athena, the new sidekick with a background in psychology, headed out in search of youkai, Japanese folklore creatures.


Phoenix is supposed to be there, too, but he called Apollo and then didn’t show up to meet them. Apollo and Athena investigate, which leads them to a room with feathers and… Is that a blood stain on the floor? Better scout out the area. Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies plays like previous games where you poke around the environment in search of clues.


Dual Destinies is less of a pixel hunt since the game changes the cursor when you move on top of a clue. Dual Destinies also marks down which clues you’ve found and shows a different icon if your cursor is touching a clue you already discovered.


The room, which had a giant door and a funky lock in the center, was rendered into 3D. Players can change camera angles by pressing L and R or tapping the sides of the touch screen.Capcom hid some clues that were only visible by changing the camera angle.


Much like Maya would, Athena jumps to the conclusion that Phoenix was eaten by a giant bird. Athena provides comic relief while Apollo has to solve the mystery of what happens to Phoenix. You can help Apollo by selecting the correct piece of evidence to answer Athena’s questions. The short demo ended after I presented proof that Phoenix was, of course, not eaten by a youkai bird.


Phoenix then arrived and broke the fourth wall, telling players they should play Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies to find out what happens next. The game comes out for Nintendo 3DS this fall.


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  • AlexanderPappas

    So hype. Just got into AA this year. Played one through four since February, and I want more.

    • Guilherme Matheus Silva

      Have you played AAI already? =]

      • AlexanderPappas

        No not yet. I’ve been playing games that were in my backlog. How does it compare to the others?

        • Guilherme Matheus Silva

          Lets see… There’s no court, just investigation, although there are testemonies (known as Rebuttals), but I like AAI’s investigations part better than the main serie’s

  • […] investigate… If Phoenix had been eaten by a giant bird.

    Hey, it’s the wacky world of Ace Attorney we’re talking about here. Maybe he was eaten by a giant bird; for all we know, that bird might even end up being subjected to a trial.

    • Phoenix is resilient like a benevolent gnat. He’s fallen off great heights, been hit by cars, been whacked in the head, been whipped, and he’s still around. Gotta love him.

      • Sardorim

        Apollo and Athena have big shoes to try and fill, their master still has much to teach them.

        • Apollo’s already taken his first step: being almost blown up.

    • linkenski

      I think there series used to have a border for how silly it would be. This is too much, but we all know it isn’t gonna happen.

    • Uso Ewin

      They already cross examined a parrot

  • Lusankya

    I hope someone records the demo and uploads it on youtube.

  • ChiffonCake

    I’m reminded of the investigation sections from Trauma Team. Sounds good to me.

  • wasad

    It needs to be fall already!

  • Luffink

    Did Capcom say something about Ace Attorney 5 in their panel? About the physical release or something…

  • *Hold out hand with tears in my eyes* I can’t waaait! The clue hunting sounds fun!

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