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Ghost Trick resurfaces for iOS devices

Shu Takumi's Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective has been re-released on the Apple App Store, which may mean nothing to you unless you're a fan of Shu's other series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, or remember that Ghost Trick was actually considered one of our favorite under the radar games of 2011 when it was released for the DS in North America last January. Still fuzzy on the details? Hopefully this trailer will clear things up.

Borrowing some of its style from the Phoenix Wright series, Ghost Trick is an adventure game that follows the newly ghostified Sissel and his partner Lynne on an investigation into his own death. In his spirit form, Sissel can switch between the Land of the Living and the Ghost World, wherein he can freeze time, talk to dead people, and perform certain “ghost tricks” while possessing various items.

The app works on all iDevices running iOS 4.3 or higher, and the first two levels of the game are available for free. Playing beyond Chapter 2, however, will require making an in-app purchase of $9.99 for the rest of the game, or $4.99 for individual chapter packs. It's not a bad deal considering you're getting a full DS title for as low as ten bucks. Check out our review to see why we thought so highly of it.

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7 comments

  • accidentprone88 - February 6, 2012 9:10 a.m.

    SWEET JESUS do these characters ever stop talking?! I'm trying to experiment puzzle solutions and every time I so much as move something there's a twenty minute animation followed by ten minutes of slowly scrolling dialogue.
  • taterboob - February 3, 2012 6:45 p.m.

    Just downloaded this today for my iphone out of curiousity as to what all the hype was. I freakin' love it. I don't get why Missile has four tails through.
  • MrDuracraft - February 2, 2012 6:54 p.m.

    BUY THIS GAAAAAME! Get it for DS preferably, since the beautiful animation is a huge part of this game's appeal and I don't know how it looks on the smaller, single-screen iPod Touch/iPhone. If not, JUST GET IT IT'S FANTASTIC
  • BigWillis - February 3, 2012 3:54 a.m.

    Probably better since iOS device have much higher quality displays and resolution.
  • shawksta - February 2, 2012 1:14 p.m.

    Cool I guess, frankly it is a good move, it was overthrown on sales so who maybe good sales on IOS will increase chances for a sequel.
  • An_Awesome_Guy - February 2, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    I can't believe this! I've been waiting for what feels like years for them to announce Ghost Trick or the remaining Ace Attorneys for iOS devices after playing the first one. Now they've all been announced within 48 hours of each other!
  • BladedFalcon - February 2, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    Argh!!! This is awesome news, but I have only an android phone -.- C'mon Capcom! say you'll release for android later! I really wanna play this game! ._.

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