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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Resurrects Worldwide on June 30th

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective screenshot

Announced on last week’s Capcom Spotlight, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is re-releasing for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam worldwide on June 30th! Originally released on the Nintendo DS in 2010, this one-of-a-kind game is from the brilliant mind of Ace Attorney‘s Shu Takumi.

In addition to being remastered with 1080p/60fps visuals, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective will feature a plethora of new features, the most notable being a new mode called Ghost Puzzles where you can earn new in-game trophies! The music will also be rearranged by Yasumasa Kitagawa (of The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles fame) and will include a brand new track!

See below for a more detailed overview; you can also peruse more info on the official website!

About

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is resurrected for a 2023 re-release! Snap back into the spirit world with Sissel, an unsuspecting ghost who is mysteriously stranded in the afterlife on Earth. Decipher puzzles, crack clues, and channel supernatural abilities in this labyrinth of an adventure to find the truth behind Sissel’s death. Launching in summer 2023, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective will be remastered with a jam-packed collection of brand new features including high-definition visuals, newly arranged and recorded music, exclusive images, and more!

Key Features

  • A Revived Story Mode with a Crisp Comeback – Originally released in 2010, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is now remastered in higher resolution with crisper and less pixelated visuals adapted for 1080 / 60 frames per second graphic quality.
  • Adapted for Detectives on Different Devices – Available on PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Steam, Sissel’s chilling adventure is optimized for players to be able to play comfortably on both controller and / or touch screens (applicable only for platforms with built-in touch screen functionality).
  • Three Newly Added Languages – Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese have now been added to make a total of nine available languages, including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese.
  • New Challenges and Fresh Trophies – Players can train their brains with Ghost Puzzles available in different modes including 3×3, 4×4, and 5×5! By completing different levels of the game, players can also win new trophies!
  • Improved Menu and System Features – Enjoy the gameplay to your liking! Players can change settings to fit different preferences such as Easy-to-use Sounds, Language, and Auto-Advance Settings.
  • Reimagined Music Tracks and Unique Illustrations – Yasumasa Kitagawa, the music composer for The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, has remastered a one-to-one soundtrack for the entire game! Additionally, a never-before-seen collection of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective illustrations can be unlocked in the Extras menu.

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective will be available at an MSRP of $29.99 USD, but the game will unfortunately be digital only for the US and Europe. Luckily for collectors, it appears the physical Japanese release will include an English language option if you’re willing to import! If you preorder the digital edition though, you will receive four changeable side banner backgrounds featuring Missile, Sissel, Lynne, Kamila, Black Cat, and Ray. Capcom will also include two BGM tracks with the preorders—”Missile ~ A Courageous Little Animal” and “Chicken Paradise”—that can be listened to on the main menu.

With this announcement, Capcom also released a new trailer and screenshots!

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Pre-Order Trailer

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective was, personally, one of my favorite games on the DS. I’m very excited for more people to be able to play this gem! I wish I could completely wipe my memory and play it from scratch to experience it all over again. It appears that fellow RPGFan staff members generally agree with me! If you’re at all curious about Ghost Trick, please see our two reviews of the original version by Kimberley Wallace and Kyle E. Miller. We also have a couple of Retro Encounter podcast episodes where the panelists play and discuss the game!

Stay tuned to RPGFan for continued coverage of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective and more!

Source: Gematsu

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Alvin Lim

Alvin Lim

Alvin is a news editor who is desperately trying to ween himself off mobile games so he has more time to play console games again. If he's not clicking on Granblue Fantasy, he's either adding more RPGs to his massive backlog, or is taking over 100 hours on a single game in it. When not gaming, he is hanging out, traveling, or cooking with his partner.

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