Capcom have announced that the previously-titled Ace Attorney 6, being released in Japan in June this year, will be brought over to the West and localised for a September 2016 release date on Nintendo 3DS. The game has also received a name change to reflect the convention of past games in the series, now going by Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice.
Japanese-language trailers have unveiled some of the plot for Spirit of Justice, as experienced defense attorney Phoenix Wright finds himself summoned to a far-off Eastern country, the Kingdom of Khura’in by his former assistant, the spirit medium Maya Fey. There, Wright finds a court system that runs without lawyers or representation, and so takes it upon himself to help where he is needed. Meanwhile, back home (in Japanifornia), fellow lawyers Apollo Justice and Athena Cykes have their own set of cases to deal with.
One of the new mechanics in this game centers around the spiritual nature of Khura’in, as mediums are able to channel the final moments of a victim’s life, which may seal the fate of a defendant or provide new clues. Other popular mechanics return such as dusting evidence for fingerprints, examining video footage, the Mood Matrix and Revisualisation. Players can now also set the difficulty level, turning off hints if they’re a seasoned veteran.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice will be released exclusively on the Nintendo eShop (much like the previous 3DS game), at an RRP of GBP 24.99 / EUR 29.99 / USD 29.99 (roughly AU $40-$50). Check out the trailer below