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Play the Spook in Capcom's Ghost Trick Phantom Detective

Posted by Trevor Chan

Latest gameplay video shows a mother and daughter conversation interrupted by strangeness

You may remember when Capcom announced that its DS-exclusive puzzle game; Ghost Trick Phantom Detective was in development, its description was attention-grabbing. Since then, game details have slowly been released and the screenshots have undoubtedly marked this game as one to look out for.

If you're after something a bit more than still images, you're in luck as Capcom has released another gameplay video for us all to inspect.

From the director of the Ace Attorney series, Shu Takumi, comes a mystery puzzle game that begins with the death of Sissel, and as a ghost with an unfortunate case of amnesia, players must use his powers to protect the living in conjunction with the search for answers behind his untimely death. Abilities include the possession and manipulation of objects, and players must use these powers to visit various characters, four minutes prior to their meeting with the Grim Reaper, in an attempt to change their fate. Game features include:

  • Manipulate the physical world through supernatural possession – take control of inanimate objects and change the world!
  • Change the fates of those around you – return to the four minutes before a character’s death to stop it from happening
  • Text adventure combined with logic puzzles makes for an exciting new challenge on the Nintendo DS
  • Over a dozen engaging chapters filled with entertaining, interrelated puzzles
  • Unique visual style and character designs

Ghost Trick Phantom Detective is due for release later this Winter, stay tuned for more information as we get it.

Episode 01 Video

Episode 02 Video

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User Comments (6)

FonistofCruxis

#2

FonistofCruxis said:

This looks good but why is it a 16? It doesn't look violent enought for that rating and it won't sell well with a rating like that.

RaylaxStaff

#3

Raylax said:

@2: Well, a dog did just get shot, so presumably it's not pulling its punches on stuff like that.

This reminds me of an old Mega Drive game called "Haunting: Starring Polterguy." That was pretty fun. This looks awesome.

Discipledoctor

#4

Discipledoctor said:

I dunno. It never did show the dog get shot, but I guess that they're trying to make these trailers family-friendly. Still, I'm a HUGE AA fan so I'm excited for this. I wonder if that guy was actually Feenie or just looks similar to him...I hope it is him. Maybe he dies and you to go back and stop his death. That would be too awesome.

fishman100

#5

fishman100 said:

Hmm, if this is by the creator of PW, then this practically gurantees to be a good game!

GammaGames

#6

GammaGames said:

isn't 'Haunting: Starring Polterguy' where you scare the people out of the house? my friend has it on his PSP. the disc is called EA Replay. its pretty fun.

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