Ghost Trick given January 14 release date

Ghost Trick given January 14 release date
James Orry Updated on by

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Capcom and Nintendo have announced that Ghost Trick, the upcoming Nintendo DS title from original Ace Attorney director Shu Takumi, will be released across Europe on January 14, 2011.

In addition, Nintendo has confirmed it will distribute the title and will also be responsible for marketing.

Ghost Trick introduces, Sissel, a murder victim who becomes a ghost and gains a special power to posses and manipulate objects. It just so happens that he’s also lost all of his memories and must use his new found powers to get to the bottom of his demise.

Using these abilities to his advantage, Sissel returns to the four minutes before a character’s death to change their fate.

The early 2011 release will make Ghost Trick one of the first games to hit stores following the Christmas period, potentially appealing to what is sure to be a large number of new Nintendo DS owners.

Regarding Nintendo’s distribution agreement, this appears to mimic the deal which saw Nintendo heavily market Wii exclusive Monster Hunter Tri in Europe. It’s not known if Ghost Trick will be supported with the same degree of advertising.