Capcom has shared a release date for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, while releasing a new trailer that introduces the game’s colourful characters and their special abilities.
Forensic scientist Ema Skye returns, after first appearing in the original Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. She has now passed her certification exams and is a full-fledged forensic investigator, and will assist Apollo in his defense of Phoenix’s adopted daughter, magician Trucy Wright.
Trucy is famous for her magic tricks and vanishing acts, but finds herself mixed up in an unfortunate incident that takes place during one of her magic shows. It is up to Apollo and Athena to uncover the truth about the tragic death of Trucy’s co-performer, Mr. Reus. During the case, players will meet Bonny de Famme, a fledgling magician in Trucy’s show who wants to help Apollo however she can.
Forensic investigation techniques will play an important part in analysing evidence to help solve some of the game’s mysteries. Players will be dust crime scenes in their hunt for fingerprints, while examining certain objects at the scene from every angle to uncover hidden evidence. Fingerprints could match any of the suspects on file, in turn uncovering new truths.
Video evidence can also be examined from multiple angles, presenting new opportunities to uncover inconsistencies.
For those wanting to try the courtroom drama before release, a free demo will be available to download on August 25th. This features a section from the first courtroom scenario, where, as Phoenix, you can witness the new Divination Séance feature in the Kingdom of Khura’in.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS in Europe and North America on September 8th, priced at £24.99 ($29.99).