''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Conflict of Interest'' is a fangame based on the ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' series.
This game takes place a year and a half after the events of [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice]]. Phoenix has retaken the bar exam and gotten his attorney's badge back. With his former assistant, Maya Fey, [[TheBusCameBack back at his side]], he finds himself involved with a series of cases, all apparently connected to each other.
Phoenix also faces a new court rival, Obadiah Williamson, a veteran prosecutor who takes his job very seriously. He hates both criminals and defense attorneys and seems to hold a grudge against Wright, despite never having met him.
Can Nick unmask this conspiracy of lies, forgery, and betrayal? Or will he too become corrupted by it?
The full game has been released on July 29, 2016. More information and download links can be found [[http://www.forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=20194 here.]]
Fuandon does a LetsPlay of the game [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwuUUgTRyow&list=PL467EE9E4621F4560 here]]. [=Shitaki08=] also does a LetsPlay of the game [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsYMhI4kSxQ&list=PLZaxVcdYZSlwaR1bT4zmHDGjH_jOqfFNX here]].
!!This Fan Game provides examples of:
* AbortedArc: [[spoiler: Phoenix's bluff about Dahlia being channeled is pretty much ignored during the 2nd day of court. After all, it was just a ploy by Phoenix to buy some more time to investigate.]]
* AllOrNothing: [[spoiler:After a certain point in the first part of ''Turnabout Consequences's'' trial, Obadiah dares Phoenix an all-or-nothing chance to not only find a solid reason, on top of having to prove the motive, as to why someone would do something as illogical as channel Dahila Hawthorne, knowing the danger Dahila poses. From that point on, Phoenix cannot afford to make any mistakes, as one slip-up would land Iris in prison. Oh, and let's not forget the AwesomeMusic[[note]]The developer of the game calls it ''Obadiah Williamson ~ Arguing for Justice'', its' actual name is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goGJQa9XKzg "Rose at Eclipse"]] by NemesisTheory.[[/note]] playing whilst trying to counter this argument of Williamson's.]]
** [[spoiler:Phoenix manages to win this gamble by claiming that the reason that anyone would dare summon Dahliah was to '''kill off Maya Fey'''. The person who would do it? '''Makoto Fey''', who goes by the stage name of '''Gladys Porter'''. When did Gladys do that? '''Between the 2nd and 3rd shots, more specifically, AFTER the second shot.''' How can this accusation be smacked onto Gladys? '''Because, while Gladys has an excuse for the 1st and 2nd shots, she does not have one for the third.''' Proof? '''Gladys had planted a recording bug'''. For some reason, however, Gladys refuses to elaborate on why, thus resulting in another investigation being necessary, even if Obadiah thinks Phoenix is lying.]]
* AlternateContinuity: This game takes place in an [[AlternateUniverseFic alternate universe]] to official ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]''. However, the branching point is set somewhere back from the current events, with the disappearance of [[spoiler: Pearl Fey]].
* AlwaysMurder: [[spoiler: subverted for one of the first times in the series in ''Turnabout Consequences'', as Maya is still alive after she was shot.]].
* ArcWords: Five years ago.
* ArtEvolution: Should become quite obvious, if you compare author's earlier sprites (made primarily from various elements of already existing characters) with new ones, done completely from scratch. He even went as far as to hire professional artists from deviantART for cutscene images.
* BigBad: Francisco Mendirez. An interesting example as, unlike many Ace Attorney villains, his name, role and motives are always clear, but he still manages to be a HiddenVillain, as neither the audience nor the in-universe characters have seen what he really looks like. His name is one of the few things we ''do'' know about him. [[spoiler: Turns out it's not so simple: the man we've known as "Mendirez" for the entire game was an imposter willing to ruin the reputation of real Francisco Mendirez.]]
* BigGood: So far [[spoiler: Steven Jameson]] seems to be this. For unknown reasons, he gathered both [[spoiler: Gladys Porter]] and [[spoiler: Walter Webb]] in order to bring Francisco Mendirez down.
* BittersweetEnding: ''Turnabout Consequences'' again.
* ButThouMust: Surprisingly averted in Turnabout Consequences. It's up to player if they decide to [[spoiler:cover for the real culprit or to expose the truth]]. Both choices lead to [[MultipleEndings different endings]] and will have repercussions in the final case.
** Played straight earlier in the case as no matter what you choose, [[spoiler: Meredith is accused of the murder.]]
* CallingCard: Whenever members of the [[spoiler: Rivales Family]] want to send someone a message, they leave a card with a bear emblem on their crime scenes.
** Sir Gallante's sign is also a specific example.
* ChekhovsGun: TheReveal at the end of ''[[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice]]'' that [[spoiler:Apollo and Trucy are half-siblings]]? It allows Trucy to [[spoiler:use Apollo's bracelet to search witnesses for "tells" in their testimonies]] during the events of ''Turnabout into the Unknown''. [[spoiler:[[IgnoredEpiphany Of course, she still has no idea]] ''[[IgnoredEpiphany why]]'' [[IgnoredEpiphany she's able to do it.]]]]
* ContinuityNod: The crumpled photo of Phoenix, Maya and Pearl on a boat has been evidently taken in Gaterwater Land, during the events of ''AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''. One can even spot little Miles' figure in the background.
** [[spoiler: 'Jimmy']] in ''Turnabout Consequences'' poses as a prosecutor and he pulls the same cheap trick Furio Tigre used in ''Trials and Tribulations'', albeit this time with a cardboard prosecutor's badge.
* CourtroomAntics: As expected from a PhoenixWright game.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Who is Sir Gallante, the criminal-murdering serial killer? [[spoiler: It's none other than Virgil Black, the jobless friend of Wayne Parker.]]
** Likewise this is true for the game's actual BigBad. What is the identity of Francisco Mendirez, the man responsible for most of the game's events? [[spoiler: Well... this is where it gets muddy. The mastermind's identity is the unassuming coroner, Morton Dreisan. As it's revealed however, he's only using the identity of the real Francisco Mendirez to ruin him in the eyes of his fellow mobsters.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: [[spoiler:Franziska von Karma]] can be seen in the background visiting [[spoiler:Maya]] in the hospital with Gumshoe during Case 4 before briefly taking over for Williamson as prosecutor during Case 5.
* EasterEgg: Visiting the Police Station at specific points in game may lead to stumbling upon some [[TheCameo interesting individuals]] like inspector Chelmey and constable Barton from [[Franchise/ProfessorLayton Professor Layton]] or Lynne and Missile from [[VideoGame/GhostTrick Ghost Trick]].
* FamilyDisunion: The Fey Clan Reunion resulted in an attempted assassination of [[spoiler:Maya Fey, the current Master of Kurain]], with another family member landing on the defendant's chair... before it even began!
* ForWantOfANail: Nick's decission from the last day of ''Turnabout Consequences'' has a big impact on the next case. Choosing not to [[spoiler: accuse Pearl Fey]] initiates a chain of events where [[spoiler: both the defendant and culprit die at the end of ''Turnabout into the Unknown'' and Obadiah Williamson uses a forged piece of evidence which gets him removed from the case]]. It is however crossed with InSpiteOfANail because in both routes the final mastermind and his scheme are exposed.
* FlashbackNightmare: Phoenix suffers from one of those at the beginning of Case 4.
** There's also one at the beginning of Case 5 depending upon whether or not [[spoiler:you choose to prove Pearl's motive in shooting Maya]].
* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Starting from version 1.50 onwards, the game has undergone a significant number of improvements and alterations - some scenes from past cases were rewritten and characters’ designs were revamped.
** Sir Gallante’s killings are rather brutal for an ''Ace Attorney'' game, although the game refuses to directly show you any of his victims’ bodies. But then again, go and read again the detailed autopsy report of Michael Rivales and try to imagine how his corpse must've looked like.
** The victim codenamed "Rosencrantz" in ''Turnabout into the Unknown'' had their face so badly smashed in with a shovel that the body was unidentifiable without dental records (and even then, the teeth were scattered all over the place). Players never see the body in this case either, though if Phoenix's reaction is anything to go by, it's definately a horrible sight.
* HopelessBossFight: Kristoph's final arguement in the flashback MN-6 portion, which you can only progress by empying your penalty meter. Justified as the outcome of the trial is a ForegoneConclusion, and Kristoph has to remain a KarmaHoudini until ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''.
* IronicEcho: At the end of ''Turnabout Consequences'', if Phoenix [[spoiler:proves Pearl's motive in shooting Maya]], Williamson praises his decision, referring to him as "less of a damn hypocrite" than Williamson himself. At the end of ''Turnabout into the Unknown'' in that same route, Williamson once again refers to himself as a hypocrite when he reveals to Phoenix that [[spoiler:he forged a piece of evidence in order to put Mendirez away for Jimmy's murder]].
* JurisdictionFriction: Occurs in Case 3 between the LAPD and FBI.
* LampshadedTheObscureReference: Two unidentified victims in the fifth case were given quite original placeholder names [[Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead Rosencrantz and Guildenstern]]. When Wright fails to catch the reference, Williamson responds ''"You don't read much literature, do you, Wright?"''
* LeftHanging: Case 1 intentionaly ends with some plot threads waiting to be resolved in the next cases.
* LoggingOntoTheFourthWall: Link that [=PureMadness=] posted on Ace Fanclub leads to a really unsettling image of Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog (formerly it led to an equally distorted picture of [[MassEffect Commander Shepard]] but the old link has expired).
* MiniGame: Putting together pieces of a broken [[spoiler: gun]]. With super glue!
** Again in case 4,this time with [[spoiler: a broken statue]].
* MobWar: One between the Rivales Family and the Cadeverinis was brewing around the time of the MN-6 incident, and the prospect of one plays into Obadiah's proposed motive for Mendirez.
* MoodWhiplash: ''Turnabout on the Web'' is especially guilty of this. At first we have a case full of [[TakeThat TakeThats]] and [[ShoutOut shoutouts]] to Ace Attorney community, internet trolls, and rabid fanboys... and then, on the second day of investigation, we go to the Criminal Affairs. It gets worse from there.
** ''Turnabout Consequences'' might be even worse. We finally get to the Fey Family Reunion where we finally find out that [[spoiler:Pearl is alive.]] All is well, everyone's happy. Then [[spoiler:Maya gets shot by an unknown sniper and things take a much darker turn, with the Rivales Family getting involved again.]] At the end, it turns out that the culprit is [[spoiler: Pearl Fey, of all people.]] Wow. Ropfa truly wasn't kidding when he said that things are going to get darker from Turnabout on the Web.
* MythologyGag: During the credits for the final case, Trucy comments about how the agency should [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies hire another woman]], while Maya comments about wanting to visit the [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice Kingdom of Kurain]].
* OutOfOrder: Case 1 (called also Case 0) was released AFTER Case 2 and 3. WordOfGod says that this case had been initially cut off, as it had almost nothing to do with the main plot. However, while working on Case 3, the author decided that it might be a good idea to [[ArcWelding throw it back in and rewrite some parts of the plot]], so now it fits with the other cases.
** It also gave Trucy some screen time in the courtroom.
** Wright has a hard time with interpreting a picture drawn by Maya for a Fey Clan Reunion flier:
-->'''Phoenix:''' Why is the Pink Princess strangling that man?
-->'''Maya:''' That's not the Pink Princess! That's me!
-->'''Trucy:''' And she isn't strangling anyone...
-->'''Phoenix:''' Sorry, my mistake.
** It happens also with the aforementioned CallingCard, as almost nobody can recognize a bear on it.
** Turnabout Consequences does it's best to make you confused as to who the real culprit is.[[spoiler: Raphael got an early bird cameo right before the case came out in the prologue case as one of the Rivales thugs talking with Timmons, so people would be suspicious of him, Meredith outright says she did it at the end of the second investigation. By the end of the case, you will be slapping yourself at how simple the solution is and depressed at the outcome.]]
** Turns out, another one has been going on all game. [[spoiler: You thought Mendirez was the BigBad? Well, you thought wrong.]]
* PoliceAreUseless: Actually a major plot point in Case 3.
* PunnyName: Rivales Family's hitlist includes such names like [[LeeroyJenkins Leroy Jenkins]] and [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Albert]] [[StephenHawking Hawking]].
* StoryBranching: Case 5 has two paths. Which one you follow depends on the answer you give to the question at the beginning of the case: [[spoiler: Did Phoenix prove Pearl's motive in the previous case?]]
* ThrowTheDogABone: In A Turnabout Is Worth a Thousand Words, if you present Phoenix's profile at the right time, the judge will ''retract any and all penalties he has given'', his reason being that he "cannot let competence go unrewarded."
* TitleDrop: Happens a lot in Case 4.
* [[TrophyRoom Trophy Wall]]: Phoenix and Maya have keepsakes from all the past cases placed on a wall in the Wright's Agency. [[note]]This feature was introduced in version 1.42 and therefore cannot be seen in older versions or Let's Plays.[[/note]]
* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: [[spoiler: MN-6 trial reveals hidden ties between some characters, as well as the reason for Williamson’s antipathy towards Wright.]]
* UnwittingPawn:[[spoiler: Deconstructed with Pearl in Turnabout Consequences. After being used as a pawn by her mother at the end of Bridge to the Turnabout, she disappears to protect Maya from herself.]]
* WhamLine: The biggest one comes during the second half of the final case, though it's not so much the line itself as who says it.
-->'''Kristoph:''' Name, please.
-->'''???:''' [[spoiler: Allen Yossarian.]]
-->'''Obidiah:''' OBJECTION! Your Honour! He hasn't been up there two seconds and he's already lying!
-->'''Kristoph:''' OBJECTION! Allow me to handle this. [[spoiler: Yossarian]] is his code name he uses as a safety measure. He fears for his life and so lying is a necessity. Sir, we already know who you are. Your ''real name'', please.
-->'''[[spoiler: Yossarian:]]''' ....Francisco Mendirez.
** Another line, this time from the present case:
-->'''Yossarian''' (When asked about [[spoiler: Luciano's identity]] He's [[spoiler: the doctor]].
-->'''Phoenix:''' [[spoiler: Th- The doctor?]]
-->'''Obadiah:''' [[spoiler: Dreisan?!]]
* WhamEpisode: Turnabout Consequences.
** By the author's own admission, [[spoiler: Cody Hackins' death]] in Turnabout On the Web is this, he marks it as the point where [[CerebusSyndrome the entire game takes a turn for the dark.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: A major point gets brought up later in Turnabout Consequences that neither most players nor Phoenix ever considered at the beginning of the case: [[spoiler:Where was Pearl during the shooting?]]