Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, released in Japan as Gyakuten Saiban 4 (Japanese: 逆転裁判4?, lit. "Turnabout Trial 4"), is a visual novel adventure video game developed by Capcom for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. It is the fourth video game in the Ace Attorney series and was released in Japan on April 12, 2007; in North America on February 19, 2008; in Europe on May 9, 2008; and in Australia on May 22, 2008. The game is preceded by Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All, and is succeeded by Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth. Apollo Justice is the first Ace Attorney title to be on the DS that was not a port of a Game Boy Advance title. Apollo Justice is the first game in the series that does not feature Phoenix Wright as the main protagonist, though it is not the first time a different attorney has been playable. The game is set in the year 2026, which is seven years after Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations.Phoenix Wright has been stripped of his attorney's badge, and Apollo Justice, an up-and-coming attorney, becomes his apprentice. Apollo Justice was extremely successful in Japan, selling around 250,000 copies during the first retail week and 515,417 by the end of 2007. It has an aggregate review scores of 78/100 and 79% from Metacritic and Game Rankings respectively.