It might have taken nearly a year and a half since it was originally announced, but Capcom's HD remake of the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney trilogy finally landed in the App Store in May of this year. All three games in the series were partially redrawn and reworked to look great on high resolution mobile device screens, but it turned out not to be quite all it could have been. The new visuals didn't match the resolution of Retina iPad screens, nor did it properly fill the aspect ratios of iPads or widescreen iPhone or iPod touch devices.

Still, the source material of these three Ace Attorney games was so fantastic that it was easy to forgive those minor quirks, and we heartily recommended checking out Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD [Free] in our review. Especially as the initial download was free and contained the first two cases of the first episode, more than enough gaming to decide if you wanted to plunk down some cash to download additional episodes via in-app purchase.

And that brings me to the point of this post: right now, as part of a Thanksgiving sale, Capcom is offering the IAP unlock of the entire trilogy for just $4.99. Yes, that means all three games for five bucks. Originally these games retailed for $30-40 each on their previous platforms like the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS, and even the iOS version's original unlock price for the entire trilogy was $16.99. Getting all three games for five bucks is a heck of a steal, especially since if you were to purchase each episode separately from within the app they'll run you either 6 or 7 bucks each anyway.


While Ace Attorney HD is no doubt the star of Capcom's Thanksgiving sale, they're also featuring a couple of other games at deep discounts. Both Mega Man X [$4.99] and Devil May Cry 4 Refrain [$4.99] are both on sale for just 99¢ each, though both those games have been on sale dozens of times before so it's not quite as exciting as something like Ace Attorney being so cheap. But hey, if you hadn't picked either of those up by now and are interested, this sale is a good time to do so. Also it's possible that even more Capcom titles will go on sale seeing as Thanksgiving isn't until next week, so we'll keep our eye on that. Now if I could only convince Capcom to update their library with proper widescreen support…

At any rate, definitely download Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD for free and check it out, and if you like it, definitely take advantage of unlocking the entire trilogy for just five bucks during this sale.

  • Echoen

    Such a steal at $5! 😀

  • Pitch_Blak

    Bought all three at full price, and never looked back. Do NOT miss this sale.

  • mclifford82

    What a great deal. I might pick these up even though I've already played through the first ones entire story. It was a while ago so it'd be worth playing again

  • dancj

    I was ready to buy Devil May Cry 4 - but then I realised not universal, and has no iPad version.


  • Zeital

    Aw man if I wasn't so much of a fan of PW I would have held out till a sale. But oh well. All they need to do is port I over the investigations and Apollo.

  • Darkenroll

    The mega man X port is horrible, FYI. The stages are chopped into small sections and most of the animations have been removed.

    • renatpl

      Agreed, the port is awful, the controls are huge even on the ipad.

  • Boony Tuesday

    Objection! TA is leading the witness into a purchase.

    • IMNS

      Overruled! Witness may proceed.

  • joaquin_ondamoon

    Wow, I don't get all the PW love, but I guess it's just not my thing. Played through the 1st game, had no desire to play the rest. Endless clicking, sophomoric humor. Not knocking it, or those that enjoyed it: just not my bag, I guess.

    • Glumoo

      Yeah I get how you don't like it after all most of the game is reading.

      • Tomate Diseño

        That seemed a bit needlessly condescending? I too didn't like it, and yes, because it simply involved reading, making decisions and clicking. If I want to be entertained with words I tend to stick with books.

  • Psac42

    Also downloaded and played through the first case and part of the second. It's interesting, but I don't know of I can keep that interest for 20-30 hours. Not being able to speed up the text is a bummer, I can read way faster than they're printing, so most of the time is just waiting for the next word.

  • carpevitae

    Psac42 - Try keeping your finger pressed on the screen, makes it faster to read.

    • Psac42

      Will try, thanks!

  • Roderich

    Damn, i had already bought Ace Attorney but not the other modules, so the deal is not open for me. 🙁

    • Alex13111

      Here's what you can try to do. Delete the app, reinstall it, and upon opening it, the app asks if you want to restore purchases. Do not select this option. Let me know if it works.

      • Roderich

        Thanks for the advice. Having finished the last part of Part one (just to be sure should it not work, sissy that i am), i tried your advice and it worked!

      • Alex13111

        Awesome! Glad that it worked! 😀

  • kozz84

    No discount in the Japanese store...

  • Pheebers

    I have to agree with the previous

    I really wanted to love this game, too.

    • psac

      Between the slow text and some of the screen shake and light blinking, it's just too much, I'm giving up on it. I was playing on the couch next to my wife, and the screen kept blinking during the testimony (case 2) so much, she was like "that's really annoying," and I just said, "yeah, it is." Moved on to the next game.

      • Pheebers

        Yes, that blinking screen was also making me crazy. I couldn't tell if it were a flaw in the port or deliberate "art" atmosphere. (Think that da-DUM on every Law and Order...) either way, not for me.

        I just discovered Knights of the Old Republic, though, and somehow I lost about 5 hours tonight. Happily.

  • tognesimo

    Don't buy capcom games on iOS, they are horrible porting!