While Capcom’s Shu Takimi is most well known for this work on the Ace Attorney courtroom drama visual novel franchise, in 2010 he headed the production of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, a paranormal mystery game where the main character Sissel is tasked with manipulating the world around him in an attempt to solve his own murder.
Personally, I felt that Ghost Trick was the best Nintendo DS game not named “Pokémon” and I still pray every day for a second game to be made (despite the game’s rather closed ending). There is obviously a lot of love for the title, as in a recent interview with Takumi, Official Nintendo Magazine asked if there would ever be a crossover between Ghost Trick and the Ace Attorney franchise, to which Takumi replied that he would “love to see it happen”.
Naturally, one might assume that such a crossover would have a scenario of Sissel aiding Phoenix Wright in solving his murder, but Takumi suggested a far more original scenario – where our lawyer in blue is the one who is murdered, with Sissel doing the prosecuting in court.
Without going too much into spoilers for Ghost Trick, I can’t see the above scenario working (although if you don’t mind spoilers, it might be possible). However, it would be really cool if Capcom made a crossover game similar to Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney that mixes the gameplay styles of the two series’ together, such as Sissel taking on a mentor role and teaching a new murder victim about Ghost Tricks to help find evidence to assist Phoenix and his courtroom action?
Phoenix Wright – Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies was released on the Nintendo eShop today, with Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney due out on the Nintendo 3DS in America and Europe next year.