Court is back in session! New Ace Attorney game coming September 2016

May 11, 2016
2016 May 11
Kellen Haney

Hold it! The defense would like to submit to the court a brand new entry in the beloved Ace Attorney series – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice! Set to hit the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America and Europe as a digital download this September, we’ve got a bunch of evidence to share with you today!


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.

Meanwhile, Apollo Justice is doing his best to hold down the fort back at the Wright Anything Agency, on top of taking on a case that will have massive implications. Apollo will do everything in his power to find the truth, so watch out – here comes Justice!

Spirit of Justice is packed with puzzles on top of the series’ well-known witty and humorous courtroom drama. Plus, the new Divination Séance joins popular investigative techniques from previous installments to keep you constantly on your toes both in and out of the courtroom! Phoenix and Apollo will unravel captivating and revealing cases in their search for the truth, working with (or against!) a colorful cast of new and returning allies and adversaries along the way.

Spirit of Justice will be available digitally this September on the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $29.99 / £24.99 / €29.99. We’ll have more information about the game to share soon, but in the meantime, check out the gallery below for additional screenshots and character art!