OBJECTION! Ace Attorney 5: Dual Destinies comes out for the 3DS digital-only on the 24th October! Let's get hype! Ace Attorney is a series about anime lawyers fighting crime and defeating the opposition to find true justice. It divides its time between point-and-click detectiving, and courtroom sections involving cross-examining witnesses, presenting evidence and examining items and photographs. Shu Takumi was the driving force behind this series for a long time. The first game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was originally released on the GBA in Japan and rereleased in English for the DS with an extra case, Rise from the Ashes. Its five cases are considered classics in the series! It introduces the main characters in the series: Phoenix himself, Mia Fey his mentor, Maya Fey his assistant, and Miles Edgeworth, his rival, the demon prosecutor. The second game is Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All, (JFA for short), and features four cases. Many characters from the first game return. It introduces a new prosecutor, Franziska von Karma. There's a lot of negativity regarding this game, but its fourth and final case is a stellar example of what the series is all about. Third in the series comes Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations. It's T&T for short. This game takes a different approach; you play as different characters as the game progresses, although the focus is certainly still on our Phoenix. Like its predecessors it was released on the GBA, and is the first to naturally feature five cases on the DS port (AA1's fifth case was added just for the port). Once again it introduces characters who have become iconic, most notably the enigmatic Prosecutor Godot. Number Four. Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice. This is a huge departure from the series so far. Featuring a seven-year timeskip and an entirely new protagonist, the titular Apollo, it was poorly received at its release. It features four full-length cases and an almost entirely new cast of characters - with a few familiar faces. Five! Ace Attorney Investigates: Miles Edgeworth. Another departure, this game took the series entirely off the rails. Starring fan favourite, fabled prosecutor Edgeworth, AAI features a whole new control system, with the player moving a sprite across the various maps. It also does away for the most part with the courtroom - a controversial decision. Six, Gyakuten Kenji II - a sequel to AAI, unreleased in the West due to AAI's poor sales. Six point five! Ace Attorney vs Professor Layton. This game is as yet unreleased outside of Japan, but will be available to the Western audience in 2014. It is a crossover between the AA series in Phoenix Wright's era, and Level Five's masterpiece the Professor Layton series (one of my favourites, and I'm sure to make a topic about it soon enough). It is written by Shu Takumi himself. Seven!! Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies. This game is released in the West on the 24th October. It appears to be following on from Apollo Justice, though the details are still unknown... This game is not written by Shu Takumi, who stepped back from the series after Apollo Justice flopped. So! Anyone else as excited for DD as I am? What's your favourite game? Your favourite case?