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  • Summary: Defend the innocent and save the day! Courtroom hero Phoenix Wright lays down the law this Winter in the digital release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. Experience the original trilogy like never before in clear, high-resolution re-drawn graphics and immersive 3D visuals optimizedDefend the innocent and save the day! Courtroom hero Phoenix Wright lays down the law this Winter in the digital release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. Experience the original trilogy like never before in clear, high-resolution re-drawn graphics and immersive 3D visuals optimized for the Nintendo 3DS system. Join rookie lawyer Phoenix Wright through the early years of his career in his quest to find the truth behind all of the classic cases! Prepare for intense courtroom showdowns by investigating crime scenes, collecting evidence, and questioning witnesses. Use evidence and the testimonies of witnesses to your advantage as you battle for the innocence of your client. Nothing less of a full acquittal will do in this court of law. Find the contradictions in witnesses' testimonies to expose the truth!

    As a new feature, the Japanese version of the game, "Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection," will be included, giving players the option to switch between the Japanese and English versions in-game. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy includes Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations and will be available to purchase as a digital download title exclusively on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.

    -Three beloved games in one: For the first time ever on Nintendo 3DS, experience all of the classic courtroom drama from the original Phoenix Wright trilogy in one epic collection.
    -Familiar faces return: Join Phoenix Wright in his early years, as he gets introduced to his colorful cast of friends and foes, including Pearl Fey and rival prosecutor Miles Edgeworth.
    -Two classic gameplay segments:
    --Investigation phase - survey crime scenes, interview witnesses and gather evidence that will be used in court.
    --Court phase - present findings from the investigation to support your case, listen to testimonies and examine witnesses.
    -Play two versions: the Japanese version of the game, "Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection," will be included, giving players the option to switch between the Japanese and English versions in-game.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Apr 16, 2019
    90
    Overall, the Switch port is almost everything I wanted in a new port. It runs and looks great almost all throughout and makes good use of the Switch hardware. I would’ve loved to see Capcom include some extras like trailers or galleries like the Mega Man ports. If you’ve never played these games before, you need to get them on Switch.
  2. Apr 9, 2019
    90
    The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is a title that everyone who loves a great well-written story should have and one that current fans can still enjoy returning to once more.
  3. Apr 11, 2019
    85
    The title incorporates very ingenious mechanics on how to be a lawyer / detective in a video game, it has written unforgettable plots and characters and it is extremely intelligent in the use of the soundtrack and its silences. Your Honor, this game is excellent.
  4. Apr 9, 2019
    80
    Decades after paving the way for later quirky, comedic adventure games with anime influences, the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy brings the minimal updates needed to touch up an enchanting, silly and timeless collection.
  5. Apr 9, 2019
    80
    Three games that are as fresh and clever as the first time they released on the GBA. There's barely any improvement, and we lament the absence of a Spanish translation, but it is difficult to make an "objection" given the three games are finally releasing on every platform.
  6. Apr 9, 2019
    80
    Whether you’ve been defending the helpless for years or are fresh off the bar exam, the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is a collection you don’t want to miss.
  7. 70
    The sheer age of the games are beginning to count against them but Ace Attorney still remains exhibit A in how to make even the silliest story-based games fun and engaging.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 9, 2019
    10
    The differences to the 3DS release of the trilogy are minimal, but I've had a blast playing this regardless. It remains a great visual novelThe differences to the 3DS release of the trilogy are minimal, but I've had a blast playing this regardless. It remains a great visual novel experience. This version gives access to 10 save slots, which is convenient.

    If you haven't played these games yet, I'd argue that this is the best way to do so. On Switch, you can play it both on TV and as a handheld game. If you're into story-driven games with mysteries to solve, I recommend the Ace Attorney series, and this is the perfect place to start.
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  2. Apr 10, 2019
    10
    Not sure why the reviews need something new to fit their fancy. This is a great port of a timeless classic, with redefined graphics andNot sure why the reviews need something new to fit their fancy. This is a great port of a timeless classic, with redefined graphics and responsive controls. Currently the best way to play the game. Expand
  3. Apr 10, 2019
    10
    It's the OG Pheonix Wright Trilogy, what can you say? One the greatest puzzle VNs ever made. The rush of adreniline you get catching out a lieIt's the OG Pheonix Wright Trilogy, what can you say? One the greatest puzzle VNs ever made. The rush of adreniline you get catching out a lie is still unmatched. While these ports do have some caveats, such as the new art being a little too clean and sterile, this is counteracted with the ability to play these masterpieces on a big tv in surround sound. If you've played these before, it is a great way to reexperience them in a cinematic way. If you haven't its a great entry point, encompassing many of the the series highlights.
    Here's hoping for a new, modern entry made for consoles!
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  4. Apr 10, 2019
    9
    I love the first trilogy, but please Capcom, do the same with Ghost Trick and bring Gyakuten Kenji 2 (Ace Attorney Investigations 2) - theI love the first trilogy, but please Capcom, do the same with Ghost Trick and bring Gyakuten Kenji 2 (Ace Attorney Investigations 2) - the best game you ever did - to the west. Expand
  5. Apr 12, 2019
    9
    A fantastic series of games. I have bought each 3 times (hard copy, digital on 3ds and now on Switch) and it has been worth it each time. EvenA fantastic series of games. I have bought each 3 times (hard copy, digital on 3ds and now on Switch) and it has been worth it each time. Even though you know the answers to all of the questions ahead of time, the thrill you get when the music builds and the characters start slamming their hands down never gets old. And it does look absolutely beautiful on the Switch. If you're a fan at all of these games or looking for a great set of light puzzles linked to some fantastic stories, this is well worth picking up at only $30. Expand
  6. Apr 9, 2019
    8
    I love the Ace Attorney series. Solving mysteries in a courtroom setting is a genius idea for a game in my opinion. The characters areI love the Ace Attorney series. Solving mysteries in a courtroom setting is a genius idea for a game in my opinion. The characters are charming and the stories are intriguing and keep me on the edge of my seat. The games really test my intelligence with the mysteries. They remind me of these books called Encyclopedia Brown where you have to figure out mysteries too. As much as I love this series, I can't defend the fact that this version is nearly identical to the 3DS version and other versions of the game. You have to pay full price too, which sucks. Expand