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  • Summary: Eight years since he last stepped into the courtroom, Phoenix Wright makes his triumphant return in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, exclusively available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. When an explosion rocks the courts, its up to the Wright Anything Agency to bring the hammer of justice down on those responsible in an adventure filled with all the swerves, shenanigans and stepladders that the Ace Attorney series is known for.

    The quirky gameplay of previous Ace Attorney titles is back in force: investigate crime scenes to uncover clues with the Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen and go head-to-head with lawyers and law-breakers in the courts. Presented in full 3D for the first time ever, the series trademark over-the-top character reactions come bursting to life in exciting new ways, while retaining the feel of the previous titles 2D artwork.

    Joining Phoenix are young Attorney Apollo Justice and newcomer Associate Attorney Athena Cykes, who brings her own tricks to the courtroom. Her Mood Matrix can highlight the emotions of a witness, giving a whole new perspective on witness statements. Use the device to analyse witnesses moods as they testify - unearth the hidden feelings behind their words and challenge their testimonies to unravel the truth!

    Crime scenes are now simpler to snoop around, and evidence easier to analyse than before. Ensure that no evidence goes undiscovered by adjusting the viewpoint to get a good look at every scene, and zoom right in on any suspicious areas. Plus with the ability to review your conversation history, youll never miss any vital clues witnesses might give away.

    -Join a cast of memorable characters and continue the eccentric story of Ace Attorney
    -The Ace Attorney series steps into full 3D for the first time, with courtroom and investigation action brought to life in three dimensions
    -Judge witnesses feelings as well as the facts to uncover hidden truths with the new Mood Matrix feature
    -Analysing evidence and catching crooks is more intuitive than ever, thanks to an improved interface
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  1. Aug 20, 2014
    90
    Format release concerns aside, Dual Destinies is a smartly-crafted, fantastic-looking Phoenix Wright game that you'd do well to pick up, especially since the first episode is free.
  2. Aug 14, 2014
    90
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies does the impossible; it turns hours of litigation into an action-packed, exciting game experience.
  3. Aug 14, 2014
    90
    If you’ve made it through Justice and Wright’s previous misadventures you’ve likely already learned to cope. If not, this probably isn’t the best place to start anyway, as it really helps to know the characters ahead of time. If you’re one of the former, however, this is an excellent new addition to the franchise, and perhaps the best version of the game so far.
  4. Aug 14, 2014
    80
    The game is equally appealing whether you’re a fan of Ace Attorney, or brand new to the series.
  5. Aug 15, 2014
    80
    It's hitting all the Ace Attorney buttons, with a huge cast of crazy characters, engaging cases with lots of plot twists, and a funny, well-written localization propping it all up. I
  6. Aug 20, 2014
    80
    A very good port of the last Ace Attorney game. The first case is free and then you have to pay for the others.
  7. Aug 19, 2014
    80
    A classy conversion of the latest Phoenix Wright game that makes up for a certain lack of freshness with a high degree of polish.

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  1. Sep 4, 2014
    8
    A really well made port. It almost feels like a native ios game. The graphics look marvelous, although it took a little while to get used to the 3D rendered Phoenix. The transition from 2D sprites to 3D animated characters makes the game much more appealing to the eye. The addition of anime cutscenes were also a welcome plus, though I wish there were more of them.
    Phoenix Wright can feel a little more of the same when it comes to case structures, but it's execution, animation, and characters really shine in this one. Also users without a dual chip processor (
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