The next Phoenix Wright is going back in time, taking place in Japan's Meiji era, and a new Japanese trailer shows what the game will look like.

A few details about the game were revealed last week, which you can read more about here. The game takes place some time between the years 1868 to 1912 and casts players in the role of one of Phoenix Wright's ancestors, Ryuunosuke Naruhodo. It was also revealed Series creator Shu Takumi is back on board to fully direct after serving more of a consulting role on Dual Destinies.

The trailer below is in Japanese, so it's difficult to glean many details without knowing the language. The game does not have a confirmed release for North America, or an English title as it is currently called Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Ryuunosuke Naruhodou no Bouken.

You can read our review of Dual Destinies here, or take a stroll down memory lane in our feature about the series' funniest characters.

[Source: Capcom on YouTube, via CVG]


Our Take
I'm excited to see the series take this radical historical turn. Phoenix Wright has never offered a particularly realistic representation of the study of law, but there is some truth in its portrayal, and I am interested in seeing how law works in Japan's history. It will be a slightly educational experience.