Capcom’s Phoenix Wright has made his way to iOS in Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD (free). The Ace Attorney games are visual adventures casting the player in the role of a defense attorney. Though marketed as a trilogy, the app is freemium; it’s notable that only the first two episodes of the franchise’s first game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, are free to play. In-app purchases are required to purchase the remaining games, either separately or in a bundle. However, even if you have no intention on spending money, the Phoenix Wright Trilogy is still worth a download for those first two episodes. The Ace Attorney games feature memorable characters and engaging gameplay.
Realmac Software’s Analog Camera ($1) is a new camera app with three camera modes — including manual focus and exposure — and eight filters. Designed to be easy to use and minimalist, Analog Camera lets users quickly add filters to the device’s camera, with simple Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail sharing. Analog Camera doesn’t have a landscape mode or orientation support — the photos are square. The app may be best for people who want to share filtered photos, but don’t want to sign up for Instagram.
The superb kids’ drawing app Drawing Pad ($2) by Tap’d—formerly Darren Murtha Design—has updated to version 2.4 with 20 new features, many of them significant. The iPad drawing app has added advanced brush control, new brush textures, a color wheel panel, sketch pencils, text insertion, and quite a few other new drawing tools. Using the app is also easier, now that gestures have been added for pinch zoom, rotating the canvas, and more. Photo importing has also been enhanced, and autosave has been added to the app, as well. This has been one of our top kids’ iPad apps for years, and is even better with this new release.
Apple’s iTunes Movie Trailers (free) updated to version 1.2.3. The app now allows users to switch between HD and SD quality while viewing trailers. Video playback has been improved, as trailers now start playing quicker. It’s also now possible to purchase movie tickets through the Fandango app.