Capcom has announced that the first three Ace Attorney games will be headed to all current platforms and PC. The announcement was made by the publisher at today’s the Tokyo Game Show. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy will release early next year.
The collection is said to include Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Justice for All and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Trials and Tribulations. All three games were originally released on the Game Boy Advance, but the trilogy has seen digital collection ports on the Nintendo 3DS and iOS. Capcom’s announcement marks the first time the series will debut on a Microsoft or Sony console. Nintendo fans who once held the series near and dear can no longer claim this once-exclusive portable franchise.
Introduced in 2001, the Ace Attorney series follows defense attorney Phoenix Wright as he takes on various cases and ensues in courtroom drama. The franchise is in the style of a visual novel, in which players must search for clues to help each legal case presented to Wright. The bold, red-texted “OBJECTION!” became synonymous with the series, as the games grant players the ability is to interrupt testimonials with the word, and provide proof of fabrication.
Initially, the games were only available in Japanese, but a 2005 port by way of Nintendo DS gave North American audiences the opportunity to experience the games in English. A manga series on Phoenix Wright debuted in 2006, followed by a live action film and anime series in 2016. There are currently six games in the series, and four spinoff titles.
Nintendo Switch owners will find a new way to shout “OBJECTION!” – both on the go, and on a television at home. This will be an excellent opportunity for newcomers of the series to view one of Capcom’s most beloved characters. HD images of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy can be viewed down below. No word on how much the collection will be, or if it will see a physical release.
Kevin Cortez is a writer with bylines at Genius, Ambrosia for Heads, Mass Appeal, Leafly and EARMILK. He plays video games in his spare time.