Capcom announced recently that the highly anticipated next chapter in their courtroom drama series: Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice, will hit stores a week early.

The game will come out February 12 instead of February 19.

It is the first game in the series coming out exclusively for the Nintendo DS, and Capcom says a free flash demo will be online later this month, with a free DS WIFI demo coming soon also.

This new chapter to the Ace Attorney series will drop players into the shoes of Apollo Justice, where they’ll make use of his uncanny ability to uncover witnesses’ lies by studying their body language. But as talented as our hero is, he wouldn’t get far without the support of his assistant Trucy, a mysterious female magician. Apollo also receives invaluable advice from Kristoph Gavin, his ultra-cool mentor whose perfect logic and natural instincts have won him numerous cases and the respect of his colleagues.

Game features:

  • All-new courtroom adventure from the creators of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
  • 1st fully new title to be developed specifically for the Nintendo DS.
  • Classic Ace Attorney gameplay with new modes that let you survey crime scenes, interview witnesses and gather evidence before defending your client in court!
  • Microphone can be used to yell "Objection!" and "Hold it!" as you cross examine witnesses
  • All new “Crime Recreation Mode” that allows players to reveal hidden clues by re-creating the scene of the crime
  • Two distinct 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
  • Diverse cast of characters:
    • Aollo Justice: the new defense attorney who leads the series.
    • Klavier Gavin: in addition to being a top prosecutor, Klavier is also the lead singer in a highly successful rock band who brings his star qualities into the courtroom.
    • Kristoph Gavin: the coolest character on the judicial circuit, and Apollo’s mentor. His cool headed thinking means he always provides his clients with the best defense.
    • Trucy : The mysterious magician Trucy started working with Apollo after a chance encounter.

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