If you're not familiar with 1337 Game Design, I'm about to drop a history bomb on you: Back in 2009, when the App Store was largely still in its infancy, games with high production values were few and far between. Sure, you'd see art and sound design that were easy to describe as "polished" or other tired cliches, but Dark Nebula [$0.99] sort of redefined what to expect out of iOS game quality. Crazier yet, the gameplay mechanic the game leaned on was little more than a ball roller. Dark Nebula - Episode 2 [$1.99] is even better, and even though they're both old, I highly recommend checking them out.

Anyway, we've been wondering what the dudes at 1337 Game Design have been up to since then, and today we have our answer. It turns out they're making a legal-themed turned based strategy game that looks like what you'd get if you took the foundations found in Phoenix Wright [$4.99], and turned that whole concept up to 11, adding tons of humor along the way. It's called Devil's Attorney, and it looks Amazing. Here's the intro trailer:

Additionally, they've put together a second trailer that dives deeper into the game, even showing a bit of gameplay and the hilarious "attacks" you can execute and the upgrades you're able to get. (Decadence +1!)

Devil's Attorney looks amazing, and it's on the top of my personal most anticipated games list. The good news is, per the game's site (which also has some screenshots), Devil's Attorney is being released on October 11th. With any luck, we'll be able to dive into the game before then.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7MNECFELUJOJLCEHMMBL2WKK7M Trunks

    This game looks pretty awesome.

  • JCman7

    Is this the big "Phoenix Wright" news you were talking about on twitter yesterday??? .... Disappointed if it is however this game does look pretty cool!

  • http://iqsoup.com/ iqSoup

    After watching this I think I need to change my ringtone...

  • http://twitter.com/patrickneef Patrick Neef

    Artwork looks absolutely fantastic.

  • Kyrill


  • Michael Matzat

    Please let it not be plastered with iAP... so many skills in the menu... i fear free to play. 

    • http://twitter.com/bluspacecow bluspacecow

      And if there is iAP please do not let it be completely unbalanced iAP.

      Not all implementations of iAP are necessarily bad. Let's not subscribe to boogeyman theories here 😛

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000007234241 Anders Hejdenberg

      We decided not to put any in-app purchases in this game. I guess maybe we're oldschool in that sense.

      • Michael Matzat

        I´ll name my children after you, if it´s daughters they will just be called Anders female.


      • http://twitter.com/izzynobre izzynobre


        First day purchase for me.

      • Nemo.

        No iAP's + great artwork + humour = day 1 purchase!

  • awresnick

    Champion of justice!!!

    Best. Game. Trailers. Ever.

  • sakara214ever

    Looks awesome. Hope it is not infested with iaps. Thanks for the vids guys!

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.albrecht.5811 Daniel Albrecht

    Hilarious! Really looking forward to it! I need an external HDD for my phone dammit! 

  • GiHubb

    Awesome, awesome trailer. Thanks for sharing Eli, I hope the gameplay is fun as well.

  • Joo

    Looking incredible, and looking forward to this.

  • JohnS9

    intro looks pretty lame
    however the game looks fun

    • Magdalene Felix


  • http://twitter.com/warm_concrete Octopus Erectus

    I think it has pretty much nothing to do with Phoenix Wright except that it is a game about Attorney. I smell in-apps.

    I like and I don’t like the audiovisual style of the trailers at the same time.

    I really thought Ace Attorney 123 HD was releasing today. 
    This is not my world! Disappointeead!!!

  • ConceptNormal

    Incredible idea for a game!!! This looks very well written, add in intelligence, humor, charisma!!! I'm so in for this ride... Thx Eli!! :))

  • Unseen Studios

    Looks like the main game will be picking an option from a list and dealing "damage" to someone. I was hoping for something more like the animated talking parts.

  • jar0d

    This one looks very funny. Will definitely check it out.
    That's how you do s great trailer. The soundtrack is very catchy 😉

  • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

    What the hell did I just watch?!?!?

    Whatever the hell it is, I'm ALL OVER IT. I was excited about my wife's birthday on the 10th, but I think this wins out.


  • Matt S

    Day one purchase

  • http://www.facebook.com/erik.wilgenhof.plante Erik WP

    So it's an Ace Attorney clone. Big deal. I guess the original ideas have all been done so all that is left are endless repetitions of what other people thought of before.

    • Michael Matzat

      Why is it an Ace Attorney Clone? Because there is lawjers in? 

  • kornalius

    Now that is styley!

  • omicron123

    Better Call Saul!

    More seriously, looking forward to it. As long as there's plenty of the humor from the second trailer, I am sold.

  • Mort

    Is there any information on the (launch) price?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000007234241 Anders Hejdenberg

      The launch price will be $2.99, and it will be a universal app.

  • http://twitter.com/patrickneef Patrick Neef

    I hope the price is 2.99 or more. Honestly. To support the developers, to keep the Doodle Jumpers away from buying this, and to move the standard price for high quality games away from the one dollar mark.

  • nao

    Any news on Dark Nebula 3?

  • toxiccheese

    I like the rock song... It's definitely a spoof of Scorpions-Rock You Like a Hurricane.

  • http://twitter.com/tribalplague Gilbert Palau

    Any chance this game will make it into Steam later in the year?

  • http://www.twitter.com/ipadgamermag Pete Morris

    Looks interesting, will definitely pick this up. Have to say though, I'm still more exciting about playing through all the Phoenix Wright games on iOS!