During Anime Expo 2016, Ace Attorney producer Motohide Eshiro has revealed new details about the quirky characters and gameplay features for the upcoming September 2016 release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice.

Series favorite Maya Fey will be returning to the courtroom, however she is quickly directly caught up in a crime drama herself within the Kingdom of Khura’in, where she’s been in training. Having been reunited with her just before the drama ensues, it’s up to Phoenix to demonstrate his skills in the foreign courtroom to try and save his long-time friend and assistant.


Athena Cykes, who made her debut in the previous instalment, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Dual Destinies, is also returning. The rookie attorney will be supporting Apollo and the cast again with her ability to psychoanalyze emotions and help discover the truth behind the emotional cues found in witnesses’ testimony with her Mood Matrix program.

Finally, this upcoming chapter will introduce prosecutor Nahyuta Sahdmadhi, a devout monk who can often be heard admonishing his rivals with the phrase Satorha! He holds an international license to practice law allowing him to prosecute both at home in Khura’in and abroad in America. Using his unique religious rituals, Nahyuta seeks justice for the victims of heinous crimes so that their souls may rest in peace.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice is currently scheduled for a September release exclusively for 3DS for $29.99 / £24.99 / €29.99.