The first episode of this game starts out with a normal trial. A bomb is ticking. Thankfully, everyone is able to get out before it explodes. The courtroom, however, is in ruins. Athena Cykes, the game's new defence lawyer, makes her first appearance, and a familiar face, Phoenix Wright, makes his return to the courts, after being allowed to practice law again.
- Time of crime: December 16, between 8 AM to 11 AM.
- Location: Courtroom No. 4
- Victim: Candice Arme
- Cause of death: Blunt force trauma to the back of the head
- Witness: Ted Tonate
- Defendant: Juniper Woods
- Defence attorneys: Athena Cykes, Phoenix Wright
- Prosecutor: Gaspen Payne
Athena Cykes, the new defense lawyer, makes her first appearance! Will she be able to defend Juniper, though?
Our favourite defence lawyer is back! Phoenix helps Athena defend Juniper when she's in a pinch.
Athena's childhood friend. She grew up in the forest and lives with her grandmother. She is being accused for the courtroom bombing that resulted in the death of the victim.
He is the younger brother of prosecutor Winston Payne. Very smug and full of himself, not unlike his brother.
A member of the police bomb disposal squad. He wears goggles on his eyes, and uses a typing device to talk.
A police detective specializing in bomb disposal. She was found dead amongst the debris in Courtroom No. 4 after it was bombed.
Another of the defence attorneys at the Wright Anything Agency. He was defending a client in Courtroom No. 4 when the bomb went off, resulting in the injuries he currently has.