The western debut demo for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice is playable at E3, alongside this new story details have been revealed.

The new demo introduces bright-eyed-monk in training Ahlbi Ur’gald, who has been accused of stealing the Kingdom of Khura’in’s national treasure, The Founders Orb. 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.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice arrives on the Nintendo eShop this September for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems for $29.99 / £24.99 / €29.99.

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