Gyakuten Saiban / Ace Attorney Timeline

If you've played through any Phoenix Wright game, you may notice that Date and Time stamped onto the beginning of every scene in the game. When playing through these games.. I wonder.. is it really consistent?

In the 2nd one, Wright says he's been a lawyer for one year. In the third one, he's says he's been a lawyer for two years. So the first 3 games take place a year apart. And Apollo Justice comes into the scene seven years later. The third games deals a lot with events both past and present for the whole series. Apollo Justice does a fair amount of flash-backing too, but it sticks to that 7 year period after the first three games.

They never really say what year it is though.. but there is one piece of evidence in the entire franchise that places a year on one event, which in turn places a year on all events. That's the good 'ol DL-6 Incident file from the fourth case of the first game. The DL-6 Incident took place on December 28th, 2001, 15 years prior to the fourth case. So Phoenix Wright 1 begins in 2016, Phoenix Wright 2 in 2017, Phoenix Wright 3 in 2018 and 2019, with Apollo Justice in the year 2026. Weird.. but it makes sense with all the futuristic crap that is subtley put into some cases.. like Godot's visor.

Anyways, I made a list of events in Gyakuten Saiban series with when they took place and with whom.

UPDATE (9/28/2010): I'm playing through Ace Attorney Edgeworth or Gyakuten Kenji at the moment, so I'm updating this time line as I go.
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December 28th, 2001
DL-6 Incident - Phoenix Wright 1, Chapter 4 (15 years ago)
Robert Hammond (attorney, 33), Misty Fey, Manfred von Karma (prosecutor, 50), Gregory Edgeworth (victim, 35), Miles Edgeworth (9), Yanni Yogi (defendant, 37)

September 10th, 2012 (almost Edgeworth's first trial)
Turnabout Reminiscence - Miles Edgeworth 1, Chapter 4 (7 years ago)
Miles Edgeworth (presecutor, 19), Manfred von Karma (60), Bryne Faraday (40), Deid Mann (victim, 53), Mack Rell (suspect, 32), Kay Faraday (10), The Judge (??), Dick Gumshoe (detective, 26), Calisto Yew (attorney, 22), Tyrell Badd (detective, 53), Manny Coachen (24), Franziska von Karma (sidekick, 13)

February 16th, 2013 (Mia's first trial) (Edgeworth's first trial)
Turnabout Beginnings - Phoenix Wright 3, Chapter 4 (6 years ago)
Mia Fey (attorney), Miles Edgeworth (prosecutor, 20), Terry Fawles (defendant, 25), Deigo Armando (27), Dahli Hawthorne (19)

April 11th, 2013
Turnabout Memories - Phoenix Wright 3, Chapter 1 (5 years ago)
Mia Fey (attorney), Marvin Grossberg (61), Winston Payne (prosecutor, 49), Dahlia Hawthorne (20), Phoenix Wright (defendant, 21), Doug Swallow (victim, 22)

2015
SL-9 Incident - Phoenix Wright 1 - Chapter 5 (2 years ago)
Miles Edgeworth (prosecutor, 22), Joe Darke (defendant)

August 3rd, 2016 (Wright's first trial)
The First Turnabout - Phoenix Wright 1, Chapter 1
Phoenix Wright (attorney), Mia Fey (sidekick, 27), Winston Payne (prosecutor, 52), Cindy Stone (victim, 22), Larry Butz (defendant, 23), Frank Sahwit (36)

September 5th, 2016 - September 5th, 2016
Turnabout Sisters - Phoenix Wright 1, Chapter 2
Phoenix Wright (attorney), Mia Fey (victim, 27), Maya Fey (defendant, 17), Miles Edgeworth (prosecutor, 24), Dick Gumshoe (30), April May (23), Marvin Grossberg (64), Bellboy (26), Redd White (39)

October 14th, 2016 - October 20th, 2016
Turnabout Samurai - Phoenix Wright 1, Chapter 3
Phoenix Wright (attorney), Maya Fey (sidekick, 17), Miles Edgeworth (prosecutor, 24), Dick Gumshoe (30), Will Powers (defendant, 23), Security Lady (?), Jack Hammer (victim, 37), Assistant (18), Director (32), Cody Hackins (7), Dee Vasquez (34)

December 25th, 2016 - December 28th, 2016
Turnabout Goodbyes - Phoenix Wright 1, Chapter 4
Phoenix Wright (attorney), Maya Fey (sidekick, 17), Manfred von Karma (prosecutor, 65), Miles Edgeworth (defendant, 24), Dick Gumshoe (30), Lotta Hart (22), Larry Butz (23), Marvin Grossberg (64), Robert Hammond (victim, 48), Misty Fey (46), Gregory Edgeworth (dead)

February 22nd 2017 - February 25th, 2017
Rises from the Ashes - Phoenix Wright 1, Chapter 5
Phoenix Wright (attorney), Miles Edgeworth (prosecutor, 24), Ema Skye (sidekick, 16), Dick Gumshoe (30), Bruce Goodman (victim, 36), Lana Skye (defendant, 29), Angel Starr (31), Jake Marshall (33), Damon Grant (65), Mike Meekins (22), Joe Darke (dead), Neil Marshal (dead)

June 16th, 2017 - June 22nd, 2017
Reunion, and Turnabout - Phoenix Wright 2, Chapter 2
Phoenix Wright (attorney), Maya Fey (defendant, 18), Franziska von Karma (prosecutor, 18), Dr. Turner Gray (victim, 35), Pearl Fey (sidekick, 8), Morgan Fey (?), Lotta Hart (23), Dick Gumshoe (31), Ini Miney (21), Mimi Miney (dead), Mia Fey (dead), Ami Fey (dead), Dr. Hotti (?)

September 8th, 2017
The Lost Turnabout - Phoenix Wright 2, Chapter 1
Phoenix Wright (attorney), Maya Fey (sidekick, ?), Winston Payne (prosecutor, 53), Dustin Prince (victim, 30), Maggey Byrde (defendant, 22), Dick Gumshoe (31), Richard Wellington (22)

December 26th, 2017 - December 30th, 2017
Turnabout Big Top - Phoenix Wright 2: Chapter 3
Phoenix Wright (attorney), Maya Fey (sidekick, 18), Franziska von Karma (prosecutor, 18), Russel Barry (victim, 52), Max (defendant, 21), Regina Berry (16), Dick Gumshoe (31), Ben (31), Moe (46), Acro (26), Bat (22)

March 20th, 2018 - March 23rd, 2018
Farewell, My Turnabout - Phoenix Wright 2: Chapter 4
Phoenix Wright (attorney), Pearl Fey (sidekick, 8), Miles Edgeworth (prosecutor, 25), Franziska von Karma (prosecutor, 18), Juan Corrida (victim, 21), Matt Engarde (defendant, 21), Maya Fey (18), Will Powers (24), Security Lady (Wendy Oldbag) (?), Lotta Hart (23), Dick Gumshoe (31), Adrian Andrews (23), Celeste Inpax (dead), John Doe (dead), Shelly de Killer (?)

October 11th, 2018 - October 14th, 2018
The Stolen Turnabout - Phoenix Wright 3 - Chapter 2
Phoenix Wright (attorney, 26), Maya Fey (sidekick, 19), Pearl Fey (sidekick, 9), Godot (prosecutor, ?), Kane Bullard (victim, 48), Ron DeLite (defendant, 23), Mia Fey (dead), Adrian Andrews (24), Dick Gumshoe (32), Mask&DeMasque (?), Luke Atmey (34), Desiree DeLite (23), Larry Butz (25)

January 6th 2019 - January 8th, 2019
Recipe for Turnabout - Phoenix Wright 3 - Chapter 3
Phoenix Wright (attorney), Maya Fey (sidekick, 19), Godot (prosecutor, ?), Glen Elg (victim, 28), Maggey Byrde (defendant, 23), Mia Fey (dead), Dick Gumshoe (32), Jean Armstrong (39), Victor Kude (68), Lisa Basil (?), Violetta (?), Furio Tigre (42), Bruto Cadaverini (78)

February 6th, 2019 - February 10th, 2019
Bridge to the Turnabout - Phoenix Wright 3 - Chapter 5
Miles Edgeworth (attorney, 24), Phoenix Wright (attorney, 26), Dick Gumshoe (sidekick, 32), Franziska von Karma (prosecutor, 19), Godot (prosecutor, ?), Elise Deauxnim (victim, ?), Iris (defendant, 25), Maya Fey (19), Mia Fey (dead), Pearl Fey (9), Bikini (48), Larry Butz (25), Morgan Fey (?), Dahlia Hawthorn (dead)

March 12th, 2019
Turnabout Airlines - Miles Edgeworth 1 - Chapter 2
Miles Edgeworth (prosecutor, 24), Franziska von Karma (19), Dick Gumshoe (sidekick, 32), Akbey Hicks (victim, ?), Rhoda Teneiro (24), Zinc Lablanc (62), Cammy Melee (24),

March 13th, 2019
The Kidnapped Turnabout - Miles Edgeworth 1 - Chapter 3
Miles Edgeworth (prosecutor, 24), Dick Gumshoe (32), Shi-Long Lang (27), Kay Faraday (sidekick, 17), Shih-na (?), Ernest Amano (51), Lance Amano (21), Oliver Deacon (50), Mike Meekins (24), Lauren Paups (19), Ema Skye (18), Security Lady (Wendy Oldbag) (?)

March 14th, 2019
Turnabout Visitor - Miles Edgeworth 1 - Chapter 1
Miles Edgeworth (prosecutor, 24), Dick Gumshoe (sidekick, 32), Buddy Faith (victim, ?), Maggey Byrde (23), Jacques Portsman (?)

March 14th, 2019
Turnabout Ablaze - Miles Edgeworth 1 - Chapter 5
Miles Edgeworth (prosecutor, 24), Kay Faraday (17), Bryne Faraday (??), Calisto Yew (29), Dick Gumshoe (32), Shih-na (??), Franziska von Karma (19), Colias Palaeno (37), Manny Coachen (31)

April 19th, 2019 to a couple days after (Klavier's first trial)
Turnabout Succession - Apollo Justice - Chapter 4 (7 years ago)
Phoenix Wright (attoney), Klavier Gavin (prosecutor, 17), Magnifi Gramarye (victim, 67), Shadi Enigmar (defendant, 40), Trucy Enigmar (8), Dick Gumshoe (32), Valant Gramarye (37), Apollo Justice (15), Zak Gramarye (40), Mike Meekins (24), Thalassa Gramarye (33), Vera Misham (12), Drew Misham (45)

April 20th, 2026 (Apollo's first trial)
Turnabout Trump - Apollo Justice - Chapter 1
Apollo Justice (attorney, 22), Shadi Smith (victim, ?), Winston Payne (prosecutor, 61), Phoenix Wright (defendant, 33), Kristoph Gavin (sidekick, 32), Olga Orly (21)

June 15th, 2026 - June 17th, 2026
Turnabout Corner - Apollo Justice - Chapter 2
Apollo Justice (attorney, 22), Trucy Wright (sidekick, 15), Klavier Gavin (prosecutor, 24), Pal Meraktis (victim, 46), Wocky Kitaki (defendant, 19), Phoenix Wright (33), Dr. Hickfield (?), Guy Eldoon (46), Plum Kitaki (42), Alita Tiali (21), Ema Skye (25), Winfred Kitaki (56), Wesley Stickler (22)

July 7th, 2026 - July 10th, 2026
Turnabout Serenade - Apollo Justice - Chapter 3
Apollo Justice (attorney, 22), Trucy Wright (sidekick, 15), Klavier Gavin (prosecutor, 24), Romein LeTouse (victim, 35), Machi Tobaye (defendant, 14), Phoenix Wright (33), Lamiroir (40), Ema Skye (25), Daryan Crescend (24), Valant Gramarye (44)

October 7th, 2026 - October 9th, 2026
Turnabout Succession - Apollo Justice - Chapter 4
Apollo Justice (attorney, 22), Trucy Wright (sidekick, 15), Klavier Gavein (prosecutor, 24), Drew Misham (victim, 52), Vera Misham (defendant, 19), Ema Skye (25), Valant Gramarye (44), Spark Bushel (36), Shadi Smith (47)




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