New Details for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -Spirit of Justice- at E3

A new demo of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -Spirit of Justice- was on display at E3 and with it came more information about the upcoming title.  Capcom passed along the following information about the game’s story found in the E3 demo:

The new demo introduces 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.

Capcom will be hosting two E3 streams in which they will take a deeper look into Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -Spirit of Justice- with the development team.  The streams are scheduled for Tuesday, June 14 at 2pm PDT / 5pm EST and Wednesday, June 15 at 11am PDT / 2pm EST. You can tune into the streams on Twitch at the following link:

The game will be released for the Nintendo 3DS on their eShop and will retail for $29.99. The game released on June 9 in Japan and will be released in North America in September.


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