UPDATE 09/10/2015 5.18pm: It appears that Apple has reversed its decision to remove delisted games from people's purchase history.
UPDATE 7/10/15 10.20am: Ghost Trick will return to the iOS App Store, Capcom has now said.
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, the rather brilliant DS adventure from the same Capcom team behind the Ace Attorney series, gets an iOS release tomorrow.
First, an apology for failing to publish a Game of the Week last week. This wasn't a silent comment on the paucity of the release schedule in January but a silent comment on the paucity of my brain in January, because I forgot to do it.
"This desk lamp knows a whole lot more than he's telling me..."
With these words, spoken by a red-suited spirit with Jedward hair, any fear that Shu Takumi had exhausted his inspiration creating Phoenix Wright is dispelled. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is in most respects nothing like Ace Attorney, yet it's also an unmistakable continuation of that game's exuberant design and cock-eyed humour.
As the subtitle suggests, the hero of the tale is a ghost. We soon learn that his name is Sissel but, like so many videogame protagonists before him, he's lost his memory. At least he has an excuse: he's just been murdered and this apparently takes quite a toll on your mental faculties.
Ace Attorney creator's creepy new concept.
Forthcoming DS puzzle adventure Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is being ported to the iPhone, publisher Capcom has announced.
Is spooky DS adventure Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective on your radar? It should be – it looks ace – and there's now a playable demo online to prove it.
Capcom's puzzler cooks up a storm.
DS adventure Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective will launch on 14th January 2011, Nintendo and Capcom have confirmed.
The game, which sees you take control of the spirit of recently murdered Sissel as he attempts to track down his assailant, is the latest effort from Ace Attorney creator and all-round puzzle adventure guru Shu Takumi.
With the 3DS due on shelves in March it could be one of the last big releases for Nintendo's handheld. Judging by the trailer below it looks like it could be a fitting send-off.
Spooky detective title for DS.