Ace Attorney 6 is set in a mysterious foreign country where people put their faith in the souls of the dead, and a new “Water Mirror” system is used to unearth clues about the case as images and text in the water.
The reason for this new setting is because, throughout the series, Phoenix Wright has become a lawyer without enemies, and it’s tough to develop within the Japanese courtroom, since an exhilarating part of the game is how situations can change from from desperate to complete turnabouts. The theme this time around is “courtroom revolution,” or how Phoenix Wright will change the court system.
Here are the first character descriptions, via the website:
A lawyer and director of the Wright Anything Agency, his jagged hairdo and blue suit are his trademark.
He steps foot in a foreign country for a certain reason and takes the stand in the courtroom after he is involved in an incident.
Even in an unfamiliar court, he’ll use his inherent sense of justice, concept of sudden turnabouts, and whole-hearted belief in the client’s innocence learned from his master to reveal the truth.
A lively young boy and apprentice priest who lives in the foreign country Phoenix Wright visits. He works as a tour guide on the side in order to make a living.
He loves explaining things about his country to tourists, and once he starts talking about it, it’s hard for him to stop. He puts in effort as a tour guide to help Phoenix Wright as he’s perplexed by this foreign land.
Ace Attorney 6 will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show from September 17 to 20.
A release date for Ace Attorney 6 has not been announced, but it will come to both Japanese and western territories.
View a set of screenshots at the gallery.