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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Ghost Trick return interview fans

In an interview with Famitsu this week, original Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective director Shu Takumi and new producer Shingo Izumi discussed how the game’s recent return came to be.

You might be interested to learn that fans played a pretty big role in making the re-release possible. Aside from a petition that gained notable traction, Izuma said the title “ranked first on a list of games fans wanted remakes of, far ahead of the game in second place.” Yuki Kaji, who played Phoenix Wright in the Ace Attorney anime, also told Takumi at one point about how the mobile version no longer worked. That prompted Takumi to reach out to original producer Hironobu Takeshita, which “really became the start of everything.”

Ghost Trick Phantom Detective trailer

Capcom has gone live with an official trailer for Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective. This release marks the return of the DS game created by Shu Takumi, who’s led the way on Ace Attorney.

Below is an official overview with more information:

Ghost Trick Phantom Detective sequel

Could Capcom make a sequel to Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective one day? Shu Takumi, the game’s creator (who’s also behind the Ace Attorney series), isn’t committed to the idea, but isn’t ruling out the possibility either.

Game Informer recently asked Takumi straight up about sequel chances. He responded by saying “it would be difficult” given how the story is told in one complete game, but “the powers of the dead that this game introduces may hold some possibility.”

Ghost Trick demo

Starting today, a demo for Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is being made available on Switch. Fans can pick it up now on the eShop.

Here’s an overview of the game:

Ghost Trick fact sheet

The Switch version of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is almost here, and Capcom has sent out a final fact sheet for the game. This marks the return of the game made by Shu Takumi – the creator of Ace Attorney – following its original DS launch over a decade ago.

Here’s the full fact sheet for Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective:

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective physical

You can count Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective as Capcom’s latest Switch game that isn’t getting a physical release in the west. However, the good news is that the situation is different in Japan.

Capcom is indeed planning on making Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective available as a boxed release in the country. Meanwhile, in both North America and Europe, it’s digital-only. Thankfully, since Switch is region free, this won’t be as big of an issue for most fans since English is supported (as well as other languages). Importing will be the way to go here.

Ghost Trick Phantom Detective release date

The Switch version of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective now has a release date. It’ll be out on June 30, 2023, Capcom just announced.

It wasn’t long ago that Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective was announced for Switch as the news was shared during a Nintendo Direct last month. Capcom originally provided a vague 2023 release window.

Ghost Trick Phantom Detective

Capcom is putting Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective on Switch, it’s been announced. This one is set to release this summer.

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective originally came to DS in 2010. There’ll be new features, including support for 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second, optimized UI, new languages, new challenges, and an Extras menu with newly recorded and arranged music alongside illustrations.

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