Along with all the other new games that released tonight, Capcom has quietly snuck the iOS port of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies [Free] onto the App Store. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, or Ace Attorney 5 for short, was previously a Nintendo 3DS exclusive that was released last year. Earlier this month an iOS port popped up on the Japanese App Store without warning, leaving us all wondering if it would eventually make it to the US. The very next day Capcom confirmed that Ace Attorney 5 was heading to the US, but their only response for the release date was "quite soon." I guess they weren't kidding!

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Ace Attorney 5 on iOS is free to download and comes with the whole first episode. If you dig it, the remaining 4 episodes can be purchased with a $15 in-app purchase, and there's also an additional bonus chapter available for $5 that's separate from the main storyline and is entirely optional. Our own Shaun was pretty excited for the iOS version of Ace Attorney 5, so we should have a review in the not too distant future. Until then feel free to stop by the forum thread for impressions from the community.

  • Drewskii

    Bought it already

  • Lemmonz

    I'm waiting for a troll to say that Phoenix Wright is a bad game so that I can reply "Objection!".

    • Shaun Musgrave

      Phoenix Wright is just the *worst* game.

      • ducksFANjason

        "HOLD IT!"

      • http://www.appdisqus.com Alexboi

        Objection!!!

        @toucharcade-74052cc3cd0063bd44cafaae19a3b203:disqus I did that for you =).

      • Onikage725

        TAKE THAT!!!

    • Psac42

      Actually, I liked the concept, and the storyline of the one I did try on iOS was really good, but the gameplay itself, not being able to speed up the text and the constant frequent screen flashes like crazy, really made the game unplayable for me.

      • http://afterpad.com/ Kevin MacLeod

        This one lets you enable text skipping in the options ;)

  • jdmvette

    I bought it on 3DS but only made it to chapter 2 before remembering why I stopped playing the 3DS in favor of the ipad.

    Needless to say, i will likely be finishing the story on ios.

  • djstout

    Is it possible to play this one if I didn't play the first game?

    • skatter

      It absolutely is. It helps with some of the back story if you've played them all, but the game fills in what you need to know.

  • G.R.

    I'm drunk right now but when I sober up I'm buying this

  • skatter

    I was hoping they'd translate the Quiz Show episode that the 3DS US release didn't get, but no joy. I suspect they just plugged the already existing English translations into this version, which is utterly awesome already. When I get paid tomorrow, instant full purchase including the costumes. Capcom went all out on this one. Hopefully they update the HD trilogy to allow text skipping like they implemented in this version as well. That's my one gripe with the HD Trilogy release...

    • tunaW

      Keep your finger pressed on the fast forward button to skip text in the Trilogy. You need to press even longer for the investigation parts.

  • Jak Constantine

    This came out of nowhere. Got it as soon as I saw it, hopefully this will get app of the week. Well Capcom know what to do with the Phoenix Wright series so far.

    • Stormourner

      I like the games coming out of nowhere, first they don't tell you the release date and then viola!! it's on the appstore =D

  • Design by Adrian

    BOUGHT!

    HOLD IT! They should release Miles Edgeworth: Investogations too!

    • Design by Adrian

      And what about Apollo Justice, as that game comes before this!

    • Ax23000

      And we can always hope Edgeworth 2 finally gets released over here.

      • Design by Adrian

        There is a great fan translation made on Edgeworth 2 - sometimes it feels better than the official translation. Search "Gyakuten Kenji 2" on coolrom for a patch.

  • Guest

    Bazinga!

  • Leydz Boomshaka-Irwin

    I will die and go to heaven for a Professor Layton game. Please Level 5!

    • Stormourner

      no don't die D=
      they might bring Professor Layton games to iOS but we're not sure yet

    • JCman7

      I got my Professor Layton v Ace Attorney preordered for 3DS! That's a game I can't wait to play, best of both worlds!

  • TraderJack

    Instaload

  • AlmightyMax

    Hmm... Would definitely rather play on DS than my phone, but that $15 price is hard to argue with. Decisions, decisions...

  • AdamW1992

    I'm so stoked that they have released this game. It looks amazing on my iPad mini. I've got the trilogy and I will be unlocking the rest of these cases so I can enjoy a whole new set of cases with everyone's favourite in game lawyer. I just hope they can hurry and port Apollo Justice to iOS it would be nice to play that game on the iPad. And if everyone else agrees with me they also need to port Ace Attorney Investigations as well. I don't want them to stop with just Phoenix I want the spin offs as well.

    .......And also Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney :D