Captivate 2010: Ghost Trick – Phantom Detective Unveiled

Apr 20, 2010
2010 Apr 20
jgonzo

Also at Captivate this year: from the mind of Shu Takumi, the original creator of Capcom’s Ace Attorney series comes Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, an innovative DS title that combines style, complex puzzles, and the engaging storytelling that you have come to expect from the Ace Attorney series! Check out the trailer above and see why I’ve fallen in love with this game’s incredible art style!

In Ghost Trick Phantom Detective, players are transported into the spirit world of Sissel, a murder victim who has lost his memory and returned as a ghost to solve the mystery of his suspicious demise. As Sissel’s ghost, it’s up to the player to possess and manipulate items found in the real world to take his time and have fun in solving the captivating puzzles he encounters.

See the full fact sheet, new art, and a bonus video after the jump!

 

 

Release Date: Winter 2010

Genre: Mystery Adventure

Platform: Nintendo DS’ and DSi’

Rating: TBD

Developer: Capcom

Ghost Trick’ Phantom Detective will be coming to Nintendo DS’ and DSi’ in Winter 2010. Brought to you by Shu Takumi, the original creator of Capcom’s Ace Attorney’ series, Ghost Trick’ Phantom Detective tells an intriguing story, depicted with rich animation, combining logic puzzles and elements of humour that those familiar with the Ace Attorney games will know and love. The story of Ghost Trick’ Phantom Detective starts with the protagonist having already been dead. Gamers will be entertained for hours with over a dozen chapters full of mystery and surprise as the spirit world collides with real life.

In Ghost Trick’ Phantom Detective, players are transported into the spirit world of Sissel, a murder victim who has lost his memory and returned as a ghost to solve the mystery of his suspicious demise. As Sissel’s ghost, it’s up to the player to possess and manipulate items found in the real world to take his time and have fun in solving the captivating puzzles he encounters.

Using the stylus, players can manipulate inanimate objects in order to protect innocent victims and alter their fate. In order to save their lives, players will have many routes to choose from to scare off the victims’ assassins – some more obvious than others. It’s up to the player to use strategy in order to choose the best path and solve the crime, but be warned that Sissel only has until dawn before he has to leave the supernatural world for good. As Sissel progresses through the game, the mystery of his own death will be revealed to him over time. Will players discover the truth before his time runs out?

 

Features:

+ Brought to you by the creator of the Ace Attorney’ series, Shu Takumi

+ Intriguing plot mixing intrigue, which starts with the protagonist’s death and humour will draw players into Sissel’s search for the truth

+ Utilise the stylus to create a path for Sissel to travel and possess and manipulate items along the way

+ Hours of engaging gameplay filled with logic puzzles

+ Rich animation, unique art style graphics and character designs make this a truly distinct offering for the DS no other games ever can .