Apollo Justice – Ace Attorney is the fourth game in the main Ace Attorney series by Capcom, but it has two distinctions that set it apart from the rest. It’s the only game that doesn’t star beloved, self-deprecating protagonist Phoenix Wright, and it’s the only game that hasn’t seen a remaster made available on the Nintendo 3DS. Its sole remaster appeared on iOS and Android version back in 2016.
As usual, some foreign ratings body out there has spoiled the surprise for us by slapping the game with a rating. South Korea’s board claims that the game will be making it to its shores, which more than likely confirms that the game will be available in North America as well.
Strange timing since even Japan doesn’t have a confirmation for this Nintendo 3DS remaster yet.
Time heals all wounds
The original game was released for the Nintendo DS back in 2007 as the first game designed for the platform. The previous three games were originally created for the Game Boy Advance in Japan, and North Americans didn’t get to play until the Nintendo DS days. Apollo Justice is also the only game in the main series I haven’t played. I think I was angry back in the day because it didn’t star Phoenix Wright, and my blind loyalty to the character held me back from controlling his protégé.
However, after seeing him in both Dual Destinies and Spirit of Justice, both of which were graciously and excellently localized by Capcom, I’ve come around to him as a character. I think I’ll he happy to go back and give his debut a gander.
All we have to do is wait for Capcom to give an official announcement. Until then, this game and localizations are nothing more than rumors.