Familiar scenes play out. A young traumatized Athena standing in a pool of blood. Simon Blackquill's deadly katana swing. Apollo's anguish over his best friend's murder. Seven years ago, the conviction of a prosecutor brought upon the Dark Age of the Law, with some believing that the truth was hidden away. Like a phantom, the injustices of the past haunts those in the present. It is only by shedding light on the truth can the darkness be dispelled, ushering a brighter future, a new age of the law!
- Time of Death: Unknown
- Victim: Metis Cykes
- Cause of death: Stab wound through the heart
- Witnesses: Simon Blackquill, Ponco
- Defendant: Athena Cykes
- Defense Attorney: Phoenix Wright
- Prosecutor: Miles Edgeworth
With Apollo on leave and Athena arrested, Phoenix is the only attorney left from the agency that can defend his collegue.
Having previously been implicated of the murder of Clay Terran by damning evidence, Athena now has to face another dreadful accusation: killing her own mother.
Phoenix Wright's greatest rival makes his big return. Now the district's Chief Prosecutor, unusual circumstances will see him do battle in court with his old friend once more.
A prosecutor that specializes in psychological manipulation. He was convicted of murdering his psychology mentor at the GYAXA center, landing himself on death row.
An experimental robot built by Metis Cykes and Aura Blackquill. Designed with the ability to recognize humans and assess their emotional state.
Athena's mother and a skilled psychologist. She helped develop Ponco and Clonco, and taught Simon Blackquill about applying psychology in court.
A righteous detective that fights for justice. He wishes that Simon Blackquill would stop chasing fruitlessly after "the phantom".
An attorney of the Wright Anything Agency. He is currently on leave to do his own investigation on the incident at the space center.
Phoenix's adopted daughter. As the only other person left at the agency, she decides to help Phoenix in his investigation.
A cousin of Maya, Phoenix's close friend and past legal assistant. She comes from a clan of spirit mediums and has some useful knowledge about the Magatama.
Simon's sister, and one of the creators of Ponco and Clonco. She had a close relationship with the victim, and thinks Simon was unjustly convicted.
The second Ponco model that is often physically abused by Aura Blackquill. It doesn't mind the abuse, as its AI is separate from its body.
The victim of the previous case. Evidence suggest that Athena is his killer.
The director of the Space Center. He was involved in the well-known HAT-1 miracle.
The previous case's defendant who you've just acquitted. He became famous for saving the HAT-1 mission, but the experience left him with a phobia of space.
A close friend of Athena since back when she lived at the Space Center.
A detective that specialized in bomb cases.
The bomb technician that murdered Candice Arme. He asserts that someone else detonated the bomb.
A sinister international spy that allegedly sabotaged the HAT-1 launch. His identity is unknown, but it is said that he doesn't experience emotions like a normal human.