This game is rated PEGI 12
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 10 months ago.
These are essentially visual novel adventures where you collect evidence, talk to witnesses and make leaps of deduction to move the story forwards. Each case begins with an opening cinematic of a murder. Then you have the task of defending the prime suspect. The gameplay is divided into two sections, investigations and courtroom trials.
During the trial you cross-examine witnesses and use evidence to uncover the truth. You can go back and forth between the different statements in the testimony and press the witness for more details about a statement. The aim is to find an inconsistency, present evidence and establish innocence.
The games in the series are as follows:
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (2001) first on Gameboy Advance then on Nintendo DS, PC, Wii and iOS.
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Justice for All (2002) first on Gameboy Advance then on Nintendo DS, PC, Wii.
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Trials and Tribulations (2004) first on Gameboy Advance then on PC, Nintendo DS, Wii.
- Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (2007) on Nintendo DS, iOS, Android, Nintendo 3DS.
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Dual Destinies (2013) on Nintendo 3DS, iOS, Android.
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Spirit of Justice (2016) on Nintendo 3DS, iOS, Android
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (2019) - All 14 episodes, spanning the first three games.
In addition to the main games are a number of "Investigations" spin-off titles:
- Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (2009) on Nintendo DS, Android, iOS.
- Ace Attorney Investigations 2 (2011) on Nintendo DS, Android, iOS in 2017.
- Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (2012) is a crossover between Ace Attorney and the Professor Layton series on Nintendo 3DS.
Release Date: 12/12/2014, updated in 2019
Price: 50% off
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Android, GBA, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Genres: Adventure, Point-and-Click, Puzzle and Role-Play
Accessibility: 17 features
11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. The cases involve finding and sifting evidence before interjecting in court. For those with the maturity for the content, younger players enjoy trying out this role and interjecting with proceedings on behalf of the innocent.
Our Game Pathways reveal how 11-year-olds play this game:
- 11-year-old: Igniting Reading With Courtroom Drama
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- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
Free-to-start playing on iOS and Android with in-game purchases for the different games and cases.
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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy has the following accessibility options:
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