Guess who is appearing in Gyakuten Saiban 4 (Phoenix Wright 4)

By Spencer . February 20, 2007 . 9:22am


Remember the junior scientist in the fifth Phoenix Wright, DS only episode “Rise from the Ashes”? In Gyakuten Saiban 4 Akane (aka Ema Skye) is all grown up and she is going to help Odoroki gather clues for his court cases. She gives him a tool kit that lets him make footprint molds with plaster and powder areas to check for fingerprints. After placing the white powder on a surface, players can blow into the microphone to check for fingerprint. Ema’s role in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney expanded the gameplay by shifting the it from an interactive storybook to a mini detective title. It looks like Gyakuten Saiban 4 is going to feature a lot more interactive clue searching, which makes Gyakuten Saiban 4 more than courtroom drama.

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  • Icupnimpn2

    After playing the final mission of the first Pheonix Wright, it was hard for me to go and buy the second while knowing that the quality of interaction with the game would essentially regress. Simply viewing inventory items in 3D made a huge leap in enjoyability for me. I felt like the game world was less storybook and more involving.

    From watching the trailers of Gyakutan Saiban 4 it’s clear that everything that made the final chapter of the first DS remake is back in full force. I simply can’t wait, although I insist that they bring out the 3rd game in the series in the US first. And I’m really excited that Ema Skye is back. It makes me feel that the final episode of game #1 was less of a side-story and more of an integral link between the old storyline and the new one.

  • monkeypox

    that’s great, but bring back maya!

  • Aoshi00

    Agreed, unfortunately “Justice for All” was a little plain after I got used to the finger print dusting and other innovations from the 1st game’s last chapter. I don’t think 3 would be out in time before the release of 4. The demo on on Capcom’s page seems enticing. I’m going to get the Ltd Edition w/ the red Odoroki headphones if they don’t cost an arm and a leg.

  • the_importer

    She grew up and got an attitude, I like it.

    BTW Spencer, doubt that the game will be called Phoenix Wright 4 simply due to the fact that it doesn’t feature Phoenix Wright as the main character. The title will be Ace Attorney something, 3 or 4 will depend on Capcom USA. They can will either call it 4 because people will know that it is the 4th one or because they will release the 3rd one on DS, or they will just go Square 90′ on us and rename it to Ace Attorney 3 because of the missing sequel.

  • the_importer – agreed on the name difference, I put Phoenix Wright 4 in parentheses for people who couldn’t recognize “Gyakuten Saiban”.

  • Icupnimpn2

    I’d be okay with it if Maya took a break. I’m only a couple chapters into the 2nd game and I’m already tired of mystics, channelling, and villages. The power of science is where it’s at! Yeah, Emma Skye! Science vs. Spiritualism… the great debate continues.

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