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Objection! You need to read all about the new games in this week’s Nintendo Download…
New to the 3DS eShop this week is Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice, the latest game in Capcom’s Ace Attorney series. This time, Phoenix Wright and his colleagues will need to explore crime scenes, dust for fingerprints, and contact the dead to win the case.
Hopping over to the Wii U, the Nindies Summer Jam continues this week with Jotun: Valhalla Edition, an overhead action game from Thunder Lotus Games. The game features hand-drawn artwork and plunges players into the world of Norse mythology as Thora tries to enter Valhalla by provig herself to the Gods. Also available to download for the Wii U this week is Mario Strikers Charged, a Mario-centric soccer title that was originally released for the Wii in 2007.
Finally this week, we drop back down to the 3DS eShop for the digital launch of Super Castlevania IV. Originally released for the Super NES all the way back in 1991, it would be the last time that Simon Belmont battled Dracula in the franchise.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)
Capcom has confirmed that Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice will be available to download through the 3DS eShop on September 8. The publisher also unveiled a new trailer for the game that’ll introduce fans to the game’s many characters (including the return of an old friend) and their abilities.
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?
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice will carry a $29.99 price tag when its released, but 3DS owners will also be able to try out a free demo of the game beginning on August 25. The demo will include a court case from the game’s first chapter, which focuses on Spirit of Justice’s brand new Divination Seances feature.
Capcom has announced that Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice will be released this September. Available exclusively through the 3DS eShop, the sixth Ace Attorney game will send Phoenix Wright to a country without lawyers to solve his toughest case yet:
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 seance trials decide the fate of all defendants. Brand new to the series is the Divination Seance 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 seance.
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.
Capcom also submitted an Announcement Trailer for Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice into evidence, and its been embedded above. Unless you have an OBJECTION…
Unless you have an objection, Capcom has announced that Ace Attorney 6 is in development for the 3DS. The game will be playable at this year’s Tokyo Game Show and the publisher has already gone ahead and confirmed that a North American release is in the works:
You heard Wright! Ace Attorney 6 (working title), announced in Japan today, is also in development for the west!
— Ace Attorney (@aceattorneygame) September 1, 2015
Ace Attorney 6 will be the first game released in the franchise’s “main series” since Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies in 2011. However, that doesn’t mean the Ace Attorney crew has been idle all this time. A crossover game, Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney, was released for the 3DS last year. More recently, The Great Ace Attorney, a spinoff set in the 19th century, was released exclusively in Japan just a few weeks ago. Even though the main character hobnobs with Sherlock Holmes and helps the famous detective solve a case, an American release for The Great Ace Attorney has yet to be announced.
The 2015 Tokyo Game Show kicks off in two weeks, so expect to hear more about Ace Attorney 6 then.