Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice will launch for 3DS via the Nintendo eShop in North America and Europe on September 8 for $29.99 / £24.99 / €29.99, Capcom announced.
A free demo will be available to download via the Nintendo eShop on August 25. It features a section from the first courtroom scenario in the game, and allows players to take on the role of Phoenix Wright in the Kingdom of Khura’in and try out the newest gameplay feature, the Divination Séance.
Capcom also shared a slew of information. Get that below.
Through royal priestess Rayfa and her Divination Séances, players can revisit the last moments of a victim’s life and must fight to unravel the discrepancies and contradictions between the Royal Priestess’s Insight and what is shown in the séance. This demo is sure to make for an exciting first test to bring about justice before the game’s full release!
Forensics scientist Ema Skye, who first appearaed in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, returns. Ema has passed her certification exams and is now a full-fledged forensic investigator. Here she returns to assist Apollo in his defense of the series’ popular magician, Trucy Wright, Phoenix’s adopted daughter.
Trucy is famed for her magic tricks and vanishing acts, until she suddenly finds herself mixed up in an unfortunate incident that takes place during one of her magic shows. With Phoenix away, it’s up to Apollo and Athena to uncover the truth about the tragic death of Mr. Reus, one of Trucy’s co-performers.
—Bonny de Famme
A fledgling magician who appears in Trucy’s show and wants to help Apollo in any way she can, but what will her witness testimony reveal? Players will meet Bonny de Fame during Trucy’s case.
Forensic investigation techniques play a vital part in players analyzing the evidence to help solve some of the game’s mysteries. Utilizing the features of the Nintendo 3DS, players will be able to dust some crime scenes and search for fingerprints, while being able to examine certain objects at the scene a full 360 degrees to uncover hidden evidence like never before in the Ace Attorney series. Will the fingerprints match any of the suspects on file and uncover new truths? Combined with the ability to examine video evidence from multiple angles to check for inconsistencies, and other investigation techniques, this latest title in the Ace Attorney series is set to be the most thrilling outing to the courtroom yet!
Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.