Capcom rules in favor of more Phoenix Wright

Another installment in the courtroom-themed Gyakuten Saiban series, starring a new rookie lawyer, is slated for release later this year on the Nintendo DS.

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While American DS owners can look forward to the second DS outing of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney in the upcoming Justice for All, Capcom has announced yet another installment in the series for Japanese gamers, according to Japanese gaming site IT Media.

The game will take place seven years after the last Gyakuten Saiban (the Japanese name for the Phoenix Wright series) and will feature a new lead character, a wet-behind-the-ears lawyer named Housuke Odoroki. His name itself is something of a pun. Odoroki means "surprise," while the first character of Housuke means "law." However, new lead notwithstanding, the game takes place in the same "universe" as the previous games, so the old judge and prosecutor will be returning to their respective roles.

While details are still scarce, the game will evidently incorporate a new system for using the stylus. A new female character will also appear in the game, though it's not yet known how she fits into the story. The game is set for release during 2006, but the exact date and price have yet to be announced.

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