Capcom on the localization of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
With Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney making the jump to 3DS later this month, Capcom is providing new insight into the game. A blog post was added to Capcom-Unity today covering the original localization.
Here’s one excerpt covering how Apollo’s first and last name were determined:
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”).
As for his last name, “Justice” was actually at the top of the list, but two of the other names we initially threw around were Swift (like the bird, and also to imply that justice is swift) and Startel (as a parallel to his Japanese name, which phonetically sounds the same as the word for “surprise”).
You can read the full blog at the source link below.