PAX Prime 2013 Impressions: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

So I got a chance yesterday to play a little bit of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies at PAX Prime 2013. While there is some controversy regarding why it will be solely a downloadable game, I am here to dispel any doubts people may have about buying this game digitally. For fans, it will, of course, be an instant buy. But I would wager that even those new to the series would be happy.

First off, the graphical upgrade from the DS entries is instantly noticeable. For one, instead of 2D sprites, the game uses 3D models to better convey each and every distinct character. These models are absolutely wonderful and breathe new life into the series. Another upgrade is the use of a log, which retains dialogue and notes from witness testimony. Players will be allowed to review them anytime. In addition, the music is as good as ever, and the humor the series employs is intact.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies | Athena investigates a crime scene Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies | Reviewing a conversation Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies | Ted Tonate
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies | Athena Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies | Ted Tonate

All in all, I would highly recommend 3DS owners pick up Dual Destinies once it hits the eShop fall 2013.

About Josh Speer

Josh Speer is addicted to two things in equal measure : Books and Videogames. He has a degree from the University of Washington in English with an emphasis on writing. He joined Operation Rainfall last year while following it on Facebook. His two giant life goals are to write his own series of fantasy / science fiction novels and to get into the creative side of the video game industry. He is beyond pleased to now have his proverbial foot in the door thanks to the opportunity provided by Oprainfall!




  • lel

    Of course, it’s Ace Attorney!

  • James Best

    Still no release date yet?

  • Jesse Johannsen

    I played it an Anime Expo this year and it was awesome! I was even featured on Capcom’s official Facebook page!

  • Klagmar

    I too enjoyed the demo at PAX, especially the 3D sweep-through of the courtroom. I’m not sure how I feel about eh character of Athena though.