Somehow, the Phoenix Wright game manages to be exactly that -- exciting. Sure, the random "OBJECTION!" from time to time wakes up the mind in a brute way, but it is the engaging stories and humor that really make these games worth playing -- and replaying. It should be noted that game designer extraordinaire did work on a "Harvey Birdman" game for the Wii that is more humorous, but similarly entertaining.
Engaging stories and humor...hmmm...that sounds like a good combination for a film, and low and behold there is a Phoenix Wright film in the works. The official trailer should be released November 5th and the film will be released in Japan on February 11th. The film will be directed by Takashi Miike of 13 Assassins, Ichi the Killer, and Audition fame.
One might think that Miike is an odd choice for a humorous attorney film based upon a video game, but players of the game are familiar with how gruesome some of the murders in the game actually are. One can only hope that Miike is able to balance the gore, humor, and engaging narrative in the same manner as the games.