Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice story detailed

Capcom revealed some new information about upcoming Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice for the Nintendo 3DS.

The game is being presented in demo form at E3, with the new demo introducing bright-eyed monk-in-training and self-styled tour guide Ahlbi Ur’gaid, who has been accused of stealing the Kingdom of Khura’in’s national treasure, “The Founder’s Orb,” and murdering its guard, Paht Rohl. Under the kingdom’s legal system, if the defendant is proven guilty, so is the representing attorney. This has led to the absence of lawyers for many years, but visiting attorney Phoenix Wright steps in to defend Ahlbi against the returning and smugger-than-ever prosecutor Gaspen Payne.

In this land’s courtrooms, séance trials decide the fate of all defendants. Royal priestess Rayfa is able to divine the final moments of a victim’s life in the courtroom’s Pool of Souls. The victim’s memories are not limited to sight alone – all of a victim’s final sensations are laid bare for the court to consider before a judgment is made. Players will need to find inconsistencies between Rayfa’s interpretations of the vision and the memory itself to prove Ahlbi’s innocence.

There’s still more information to come about the game, including more information about Phoenix Wright’s adventures in addition to Apollo Justice’s legal struggles back home at the Wright Anything Agency.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice is set to be released for the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $29.99 USD in September.

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