As promised, Capcom is delivering a localization of Ace Attorney 6, and it has redubbed the game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice for North American audiences. Fans were worried because of the series’ recent spotty history when it comes to getting these games in English, but they’ll be able to play it in September.
Capcom stopped short of supplying a specific date in its reveal.
While we can take this as a huge victory on the localization scene, still remember that we missed out on The Great Ace Attorney, the previous “spin-off” entry in the series that takes place 100 years in the past. We also don’t have Ace Attorney Investigations yet, either. Capcom’s localization model seems to be to give us the main entries in the series, but nothing beyond that.
Small objections to that, but at least we are getting something.
At the start of Spirit of Justice, Phoenix is found visiting the far eastern Kingdom of Khura’in , origin point of the Kurain Channeling Technique, a method of communicating with the spirit realm. As Phoenix soon discovers, courts work differently in Khura’in – trials and verdicts are not decided by evidence or arguments, but through visions conjured via mysterious séance trials by the Royal Priestess of Khura’in herself, Rayfa Padma Khura’in. Thanks to these visions and Khura’inese law, trials here are lawyer-less, leaving defendants helpless! That’s where Phoenix steps in: the new Divination Séances reveal the last moments of the victim’s life, and it’s up to Phoenix to find the contradictions and discrepancies between Rayfa’s vision of the events and the truth of what happened.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice will be released digitally only on the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $29.99 in September. And from now until May 18, you can pick up both Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy on sale through the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
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