Back in March, we linked a Japanese-language demo for Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective. Now, you can play that Flash demo in English, not only allowing you to experience the introduction to the DS puzzle adventure, but to know what the hell you're experiencing! The demo is currently hosted exclusively by GameSpot, and allows you to play the opening "junkyard" area of the game, even if you don't have a DS!
In Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, you are transported into the spirit world of Sissel, a murder victim who has lost his memory and returned as a ghost to solve the mystery of his suspicious demise. As Sissel's ghost, it's up to the you to possess and manipulate items found in the real world to take his time and have fun in solving the captivating puzzles he encounters. Using the stylus, you can manipulate inanimate objects in order to protect innocent victims and alter their fate. In order to save their lives, you will have many routes to choose from to scare off the victims' assassins - some more obvious than others. It's up to you to use strategy in order to choose the best path and solve the crime, but be warned that Sissel only has until dawn before he has to leave the supernatural world for good. As Sissel progresses through the game, the mystery of his own death will be revealed to him over time. Will you discover the truth before his time runs out?