'Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney' Trailer: Takashi Miike Adapts The Popular Courtroom Video Game Series

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is the first game in the very popular series of legal drama/thriller video games that was released as Gyakuten Saiban (Turnabout Trial) in Japan. Earlier this year we learned that wildly prolific genre-hopping director Takashi Miike has been at work on a film adaptation of the series, and just over a week ago we saw the first footage from that film.

Now we've got the trailer for Phoenix Wright. No English subtitles on this one, unfortunately, but fans of the game should quickly be able to see what's going on, and even those new to the series will get the gist pretty fast.

Hiroki Narimiya (Nana 1 & 2) stars as the defense attorney Phoenix Wright; Mirei Kiritani is Maya Fey; and Takumi Saito (Robogeisha) is prosecutor Miles Edgeworth.Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will be released in Japan in February 2012. We don't have any word of a US date at this point. If the film is released in the States, we don't even know for certain that it would bear this title. We also don't have a plot synopsis, but the game features (to be very general) Wright and Edgeworth facing off during trials, presenting evidence and cross-examining witnesses in an attempt to win a given legal case. That action is all evidently in play here, too, along with an extra dose of plot. [Twitch]