Capcom has announced the next game in line for the Ace Attorney series of adventure games.
According to Japanese magazine Famitsu (via Andriasang), the official title in Japan is Gyakuten Saiban (or Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 5) and will feature series mainstay Phoenix Wright as the main character. The game's story takes place one year after the events of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney.
The new adventure game will feature a new partner for Wright; a yet-to-be-named girl dressed in yellow and wearing a black glove on her right hand and a moon earring on her right ear. New features in the game include 3D character models during courtroom cases and the ability to display different facial expressions while interrogating witnesses during testimonies. Apart from that, the magazine coverage hinted at the new girl's glove and earring that can turn the tides of the courtroom battle.
Capcom said that a demo of the game will be playable at this year's Tokyo Game Show. The 15-minute demo will feature the first case in the game where Phoenix Wright's client is a high-school girl who can go into fits of hysteria at any time. The prosecutor for the case will be the brother of series' minor adversary Winston Payne.
Series creator Shu Takumi will not be involved in Ace Attorney 5 because he is currently busy finishing up the crossover 3DS title Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney. Instead, the game's producer will be Motohide Eshiro (Okamiden), who will be joined by scenario director Go Yamazaki and composer Noriyuki Iwadare (Ace Attorney Investigations).
On a related note, Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney is scheduled for a 2012 release. Ace Attorney 5 will be released for the Nintendo 3DS; there is no release date slated for the game.