The sixth main installment in the Ace Attorney franchise, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, has been highly anticipated by fans for a while, and today Capcom finally gave us an official release date. Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice will be returning to the courtroom on September 8th, but for gamers who just can’t wait that long, a demo will also be released on the Nintendo 3DS eShop two weeks earlier, on August 25th. The demo will give players a quick taste by letting them experience “a section from the first courtroom scenario in the game,” which will include the new Divination Séance feature in the Kingdom of Khura’in.
Alongside this announcement, Capcom released a new character trailer showing off several key members of the cast and how their skills will prove useful as you investigate each case, which you can view above. They also gave us some information on what is likely one of Apollo’s early cases in the game, providing the basic details and showing how Ema Skye gets involved once more.
“This new game’s cast is full of many zany favorites alongside a new ensemble of characters to meet, and today Capcom is announcing several of them, including the return of forensics scientist Ema Skye, who first appeared in the original Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. 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. During this case, players will also meet the brand new character 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?” — Capcom
Are you looking forward to Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice? Will you be grabbing the demo or holding off for the full release so you experience everything at once? Do you like all the new systems and old characters coming to this title? Give us your thoughts in the comments!
Source: Capcom PR (via Nintendo Everything)