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Apollo Justice Ace Attorney dev blog - Localizing Across Cultures with Context

Hello again! This is Janet Hsu, back with another blog! Now, I know I talked before about Trucy’s Magic Panties, and also mentioned that Klavier is not actually German, but today I’d like to share with you a little more about the thought processes that went into the localization choices we made when creating Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney. So, without further ado, let’s get started!

• Apollo’s first name was chosen as a way to rival Phoenix’s name. Seeing as a phoenix is a famous mythical creature with a strong presence, we felt that Apollo’s name had to be something equally as powerful. Among the other names we had initially considered were Arthur (for the King Arthur connection) and Justin (a play on “justice”).

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