Ace Attorney series

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This article is about the series. For the video game see, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. For the live-action film, see Ace Attorney.

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Ace Attorney series
DeveloperShu Takumi
PublisherCapcom
SystemsAs noted below
Released2001-present (video games)
2012 (film)
2016-2019 (television)
2006-2016 (comics)
Added to
museum
As noted below

The Ace Attorney series, known in Japan as the Turnabout Trial series, is a Japanese multimedia series consisting of video games, a television show, a film, music, and comic books.

Characters from the series were also included in some games in the Capcom vs. series, in some games in the Taiko Drum Master series, in some games in the Project X Zone series, and in some games in the Puzzle Fighter series.

Fictional character biographies

Phoenix Wright is a rookie defense attorney who gains experience as the series goes on.

Other protagonists include Phoenix Wright's understudies Apollo Justice and Athena Cykes.

Protagonists in the spin-offs include a prosecuting attorney named Miles Edgeworth and Phoenix Wright's ancestor Ryūnosuke Naruhodō.

Video games in the Ace Attorney series

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Capcom 3DS, Android, GBA, DS, iOS, One, PS4, Switch, Wii, Windows 2001 3DS: June 7, 2020 First main game in the series.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All Capcom 3DS, Android, GBA, DS, iOS, One, PS4, Switch, Wii, Windows 2002 3DS: June 7, 2020 Second main game in the series.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Trials and Tribulations Capcom 3DS, Android, GBA, DS, iOS, One, PS4, Switch, Wii, Windows 2004 3DS: June 7, 2020 Third main game in the series.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Capcom 3DS, Android, DS, iOS 2004 3DS: June 10, 2020 Fourth main game in the series.
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth Capcom DS, Android, iOS 2009 Not yet A spin-off featuring Phoenix Wright's rival, Miles Edgeworth.
Turnabout Prosecutor 2 Capcom DS, Android, iOS 2009 Not yet Japan-only sequel to Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth.
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Capcom, Level-5 Nintendo 3DS 2012 Not yet Crossover with the Professor Layton series.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Capcom 3DS, Android, iOS 2013 Not yet Fifth main game in the series.
Great Turnabout Trial: The Adventure of Ryūnosuke Naruhodō Capcom 3DS, Android, iOS 2015 Not yet Japan-only spin-off featuring Phoenix Wright's ancestor, Ryūnosuke Naruhodō.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice Capcom 3DS, Android, iOS 2016 Not yet Sixth main game in the series.
Great Turnabout Trial 2: The Resolve of Ryūnosuke Naruhodō Capcom 3DS, Android, iOS 2017 Not yet Japan-only sequel to Great Turnabout Trial: The Adventure of Ryūnosuke Naruhodō.

Films in the Ace Attorney series

Title Production Company Distributor Release Added to museum Notes
Ace Attorney Nippon Television Network Toho 2012 DVD: June 11, 2020 Live-action film.