Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice Coming West This September

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

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Capcom has announced that their over-the-top court-simulator Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice is coming to North America and Europe this September for the Nintendo 3DS.

Capcom has sent this information about the upcoming game-via press release:

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice sees Phoenix in a brand new location: a courtroom situated in the Kingdom of Khura’in, origin of the Kurain Channeling Technique, where mysterious séance trials decide the fate of all defendants. Brand new to the series is the Divination Séance gameplay mechanic that allows the player to revisit the last moments of a victim’s life. Players must fight to unravel the discrepancies and contradictions between the Royal Priestess’s Insight and what is shown in the séance. Meanwhile, defense attorney Apollo Justice faces his own challenges holding down the fort at the Wright Anything Agency, as he takes on a case that will have explosive implications. Both our heroes are joined by a host of returning friends and adversaries in their fight to bring about justice.

The new game is filled with puzzling cases to solve using popular investigative techniques from previous installments. More details on gameplay features will be revealed in the coming months, so stay tuned!

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice is coming to the Nintendo 3DS in September in North America and Europe.




  • MusouTensei

    Digital only 🙁

  • TrueWiiMaster

    What, no article about how Capcom is single-handedly killing the Phoenix Wright series by making the game digital-only? They’re even changing the name in localization!

    On a more serious note, I’m glad they’re continuing to bring this series West. While I haven’t beaten, or even gotten, every game, I thoroughly enjoyed the 1st and 2nd, as well as Dual Destinies.

    • Daymon

      Was Dual Destinies good? I typically hate digital-only games, so I’ve been holding off on grabbing it for a while now.

    • madmofo145

      It’s alright. I personally found the twist to be a bit underwhelming, and I feel like the game handed to many things to you on a silver platter. I feel like the other games give you a better illusion of control, but it’s still worth a play-through.

    • Daymon

      Oh yeah? I’ll probably still have to give it a try eventually. I really, really enjoyed the first one. Thought it was great. Thanks for the info! 🙂

    • TrueWiiMaster

      I haven’t gotten around to finishing it, but what I’ve played I’ve liked. Of the three Ace Attorneys I played, I liked the first game best, followed by Dual Destinies, and then the second game. There might (emphasis on might) be a sale coming, because Europe’s getting one for the next couple weeks (60% off Dual Destinies). Sometimes North American sales follow.

    • Daymon

      I’ll keep an eye out. I *hate* buying expensive digital-only games more than a little bit. I’m a collector, and I like having a physical copy of a game.

    • TrueWiiMaster

      Sure enough, Dual Destinies is on sale for $15 this week. The Ace Attorney Trilogy is on sale for $18.

    • Panpopo

      I think it’s pretty good, but not the best in the series in my opinion.

    • azariosays

      Too busy booking E3 to research this. Sorry to disappoint you. I could probably just talk to Capcom. Good idea, thanks.

    • TrueWiiMaster

      I’m sure it’s just sales potential, as with most digital-only retail releases. Good luck with E3.

    • Panpopo

      Phoenix Wright, while an awesome series, just did not sell well. These titles being translated at all is a minor miracle.

    • TrueWiiMaster

      Yeah. The Ace Attorney games typically sell very well for niche games, but have low sales compared to big games. While I prefer physical copies, I’m glad the game is getting released. I’d much prefer a digital copy to no copy.

    • Wolfe

      Again, I commend you for your infinite patience, Azario.