Ace Attorney 6 details story beginning, Potdino and Mitamaru

A chief priest and an adorable puppy.

Capcom has released new Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6 information and screenshots introducing the first part of the game’s story, and new characters Potdino Niwackus and Mitamaru.

Get the information below.

What happens when Phoenix Wright first visits the Kurain Kingdom?

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6

To meet up with the Maya Fey, who is in training, Phoenix Wright visits the Kurain Kingdom. While waiting for her to finish her training, Phoenix goes sightseeing in the streets of Kurain with tour guide Bokuto Tsuani.

But during that time, the Kurain Kingdom’s prized treasure, the “Jewel of the Founder,” is stolen and its guard is murdered. With the testimony of chief priest Potdino, who is said to have witnessed the incident, Bokuto is arrested on charges of theft and murder by means of the “”Oracle of the Spirit,” who projects what the victim saw just before his death.

What the heck is the “Crime of Defense?”

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6

The courtroom of the Kurain Kingdom is a spiritual medium trial absent of lawyers. There is no room for the accused to explain their case—they’ll be “guilty.” Phoenix Wright, who believes in Bokuto’s innocence, naturally volunteers to defend Bokuto to prevent that from happening.

However, as soon as Phoenix distinguishes himself as a lawyer, his attitude completely changes. He despises Phoenix and will not speak the truth.

Moreover, if he continues his defense, he’ll be accused of a the “Crime of Defense.” What the heck does that even mean?

Potdino Niwackus: Temple Chief Priest and Musician

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6

A devout follower of the Kurain faith and chief priest of the Jiin Temple. He calls his “damaran,” an instrument of the Kurain people, his partner, and performs the musical accompaniment to Leifa’s Dedication Dances.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6

He fascinates the audience listening to the trial and even the presiding judge as he sings the music of his people while testifying. He says he saw the scene where Bokuto killed the victim, but…

Mitamaru: Bokuto’s Faithful Pup

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6

A puppy raised by Bokuto. While normally completely inside Bokuto’s bag, when Bokuto is in a pinch, it gallantly leaps out and barks at the Bokuto’s opponent. Not only is he adorable, he is also quite faithful. He is a prideful Tibetan Mastiff. Perhaps he’ll play a surprisingly big role?

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6 is due out for 3DS in Japan on June 9. A western release is also planned. If you missed it, catch the latest trailer here.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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