Though Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, the critically acclaimed adventure game from the creator of the Ace Attorney series Shu Takumi, just came out for the Nintendo DS in North America a few weeks ago, it's already enjoying an episodic iOS port in Japan.

At a Capcom event this morning, the company announced that it's releasing an update early next month that introduces native support for the iPad (providing the highest resolution version available for the game's impressive 2D graphics and animations) and new minigames.

From what I can see in these photos captured by Inside Games, the minigames include those sliding puzzles, as well as some sort of Omikuji ("random fortunes written on strips of paper at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples) feature themed around Ghost Trick's cute Pomeranian dog Missile.

The main story mode of Ghost Trick has you taking on the role of a spirit trying to find out how he was murdered and possessing nearby objects to save others from death. There's still no word on when the iOS version will be localized for the West, but the DS edition sans-minigames is out now!

[Via Jonnyram]