You just can't keep a good lawyer down.  That is, when you find a good lawyer, right?  (Someone tell our legal team to ignore this post…)

According to the latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu, Capcom is hard at work on a fifth installment of its popular Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series.  This would mark the game's debut on the Nintendo 3DS, with Wright returning once again as the main character of the game.  However, this time around, he's got a new assistant, a young, mysterious girl in yellow clothing who will play an integral part in the storyline.

The game could be coming to Japan as soon as early next year, but a U.S. release hasn't been confirmed as of yet.  We'll let you know as soon as we hear anything.  In the meantime…work on your defense, will ya?!