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Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney trailer throws book at you

Can there really be two ace attorneys in the world? That's the question we're forced to ponder by a new trailer for Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney from Tokyo Game Show. Here you've got this young upstart kid -- with a hairdo so terrible that Cloud Strife snickers behind his back -- claiming to be the new ace attorney ("double A" on the streets), but there's no mention of Phoenix Wright, the ace attorney we all know and love!

Maybe double As are actually like Highlanders, and the whole game will be about Phoenix and Apollo trying to track each other down and cut the other one's head off. We'd definitely play that. ... Oh, who are we kidding? We're going to be playing it anyway. Curse our love of justice!

(P.S. "Well, this case certainly has taken a turn ... for the interesting!" is the new best thing you can say in any situation.)

Tags: aceattorney, apollojustice, phoenixwright, tgs07

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jimy
jimy
Sep 20th 2007
10:02AM
OJ in this one?
haha
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Jerk Face
Jerk Face
Sep 20th 2007
10:14AM
HOLD IT!
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NaeemTHM
NaeemTHM
Sep 20th 2007
10:43AM
Does glove fit?

A) acquit B) Claim racism
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Mainman
Mainman
Sep 20th 2007
10:16AM
Jings, I thought there were enough jokes/puns to be had from the name 'Wright'. How many different jokes can you cram in to one game about a lawyer named 'Justice'?
neutral
neutral
Sep 20th 2007
10:30AM
Hey I thought the new prosecutor is a rocker? Wasn't he supposed to bring his guitar along?
slyecho
slyecho
Sep 20th 2007
12:35PM
He only plays air guitar in court.

The game itself... It's pretty good, one of the best in the series.
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That would be the new prosecutor, Konrad Gavin. Kristoph Gavin (Apollo's mentor) is the older brother of Konrad.
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ShortFuse
ShortFuse
Sep 20th 2007
10:30AM
I will see the logo and will always think Viewtiful Joe becauase of the V. Then again, Capcom did make Viewtiful Joe, so maybe it's not a coincidence.
ThornedVenom
ThornedVenom
Sep 20th 2007
10:33AM
Would the appearance of Apollo Justice be something hard on fans of the original Phoenix Wright character?
steve
steve
Sep 20th 2007
10:34AM
As everyone should know, there are four Aces in the deck of Justice. Each Ace sports a different suit.
phoenix
phoenix
Sep 20th 2007
10:48AM
haha!

NICE!
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Evan
Evan
Sep 20th 2007
10:37AM
The new attorney seems a little too much like a Phoenix clone. Regardless, the game still looks drool-worthy.
phoenix
phoenix
Sep 20th 2007
10:46AM
PHOENIX!!! SAY IT AIN'T SO!!!! COME BACK!!!!
Neomattrix
Neomattrix
Sep 20th 2007
10:50AM
HOLD IT! Phoenix is in the trailer.
Yup, he's the defendant.
Well, this case certainly has taken a turn ... for the interesting!
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jpxdude
jpxdude
Sep 20th 2007
11:22AM
Umm...

Phoenix is there in the trailer, he's the one with the skyblue hat with a smiley face on it, the guy being defended.
AgentESPIO7
AgentESPIO7
Sep 20th 2007
11:54AM
You are 32 minutes too late, sir.
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AgentESPIO7
AgentESPIO7
Sep 20th 2007
11:55AM
I don't really mind any more that there's a new attorney, but why did they have to give him such a horrible voice? I thought Phoenix's was a lot better.
shaoron
shaoron
Sep 20th 2007
11:57AM
pfft! see that hobo in the first case? that's [removed due to spoiler]!!!

and you wanna know why he's like that!?
because [censored] has [censored] but got [censored] and then [censored] so the hobo guy [censored] but got [censored] and after a few months later.. he ends up in the defendant's chair...

*gets incarcerated for spoiling the whole thing*
NATO_Duke
NATO_Duke
Sep 20th 2007
12:03PM
While going through law school I was fascinated by these games existing, and yet I couldn't bring myself to try them with all the mountains of case law I had to read. Yet, now I am a bit intrigued and will have to put this on the list of games to check out. Are there any others in the legal world who have tried games such as Ace Attorney? What are your thoughts?
Megaqwerty
Megaqwerty
Sep 21st 2007
1:01AM
I'm not a lawyer, but I'm would say that Phoenix Wright resembles actual court just as much as Trauma Center resembles actual operations.
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Shiaoran
Shiaoran
Sep 20th 2007
12:56PM
I can already picture this being a multiple version game, like those last Megaman ones. :P
Or maybe just an introdutory game for new characters on the next Phoenix Wright game.
It certainly feels like an Ace Attorney game, you've got the potentially black judge (he kind of looks like James Avery/Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince), the bumbling defense attorney, and the bishie prosecutor. I'll have to get used to the voice though.
ssuk
ssuk
Sep 20th 2007
1:29PM
Spoilers: Phoenix is a hobo, Minuki isn't pheonix's daughter.
That logo is terrible! The Apollo Justice there looks worse than something by an amateur photoshopper!
pwnetheus
pwnetheus
Sep 20th 2007
7:32PM
Wait a minute... I could have sworn I played a Phoenix Wright game were he was the defendant... This was a couple years ago though on the GBA... obviously in Japanese... did I imagine this or something?
pwnetheus
pwnetheus
Sep 20th 2007
7:33PM
Nevermind that, it was Gyakuten Saiban 3 and you got to play as Mia Fey defending Phoenix.. At least I'm pretty sure.
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Apollo Justice? Somehow that makes me think of that guy from Rocky.
That's Apollo Creed, pal.
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