Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney coming to 3DS

Level 5 teams up with Capcom for new crossover title; will be penned by Ace Attorney director Shu Takumi.

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Japanese developer Level 5 has announced the pairing of two of the DS's most popular crime-solving characters at its Vision event in Japan. According to reports from Japan-focused gaming news site Andria Sang, Level 5's Professor Layton will be teaming up with Capcom's Ace Attorney in Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, which is being developed for Nintendo's upcoming 3DS handheld. The game is being penned by Ace Attorney director Shu Takumi and is set to be a mystery crime thriller. No further details or a release date were announced.

"We're working with who now?!"

Capcom's collaboration with Level 5 was first revealed in September, shortly after Capcom's research and development chief Keiji Inafune praised Level 5's CEO Akihiro Hino saying, "In the future, they're going to top us." On the collaboration he said, "Right now, the two of us, with our staff, are working together on some truly interesting things. Even though Hino is younger, he's someone I respect. I wanted to try working with him, so I contacted him."

Level 5 also revealed more about the upcoming Time Travellers, which is also due for release on 3DS. The game was previously announced in Japanese magazine Famitsu back in April, when Hino said the game was being developed for "unreleased hardware."

A trailer shown at the event--which is currently available on YouTube--shows a redheaded girl riding a train, interspersed with a countdown and a shots of a mysterious figure with a suitably evil-sounding voice. The trailer ends with the girl standing on top of a clock tower and appearing to leap from the top. A release date was not given, but Hino mentioned that he expects the game to sell between 500,000 to 1 million units.

Finally, a few more details were given about Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, which is also a 3DS title. The game will take place a year after Layton and his companion Luke first meet and will feature two timelines: the present Layton and a younger Layton. It will also feature a new online service, which will allow players to download a new puzzle every day for a year.

Discussion

66 comments
animegamer016
animegamer016

@AvatarMan96, I really hope it does. I love both series soo much!!! Its going to be so amazing, I just know it. I have to have this game!

raiinydaes
raiinydaes

Best crossover ever!! :) I can't wait to get my hands on it :D

AvatarMan96
AvatarMan96

Please let this game come to North America... Please let this game come to North America... Please let this game come to North America...

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

I've never played any thing from the Prof. Layton series, but certainly seeing some new Phoenix Wright material is certainly a awesome and pleasant (albeit completely out of left field, lol) news! And for it to be coming on the 3DS no doubt is pretty awesome-sauce. I have to say this has even more swayed me closer to wanting to get a 3DS now. Here's to hoping this will open the door for seeing a proper new continuation for the AA series on 3DS (and beyond) as well. ;)

JjaRaJaJja
JjaRaJaJja

this game just climbed up the stepladder to #1 on my 3DS list. i cant wait to solve puzzles in court (NOT being sarcastic).

Minders
Minders

The question is really, is it even possible for the game to live up to the expectations? This a match made in heaven after all

bladex8
bladex8

Trials and puzzles combined? What could possibly go wrong?!

OJ_the_LION
OJ_the_LION

Awesome Awesome Awesome! I can't wait.

Tamat2009
Tamat2009

"Sure I'll give you the clue that will prove your client innocent... but first, please help me with this puzzle." Phoenix may just have a breakdown if this happens... XD -T-

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

Ahhhh dude, I didn't want to buy a 3DS...but I believe I no longer have a choice in the matter. I better call the missis and tell her the honeymoon is being downgraded.

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

I'm surprised I never thought of a game of Professor Layton and Ace Attorney in one game. Well its definitely on my list of 3DS games to get.

FelixWrong
FelixWrong

This isn't that random. They both gather evidence and solve mysteries don't they?

soulless4now
soulless4now

I haven't tried either series yet, but I'll definitely keep my eye out for this one.

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Sadly, I've never played games from either of these series, but this is like the coolest crossover idea EVER.

nparks
nparks

Layton is gonna rip Wright a new one! Professors FTW; down with lawyers!

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

@jimmyzeke13 That would certainly be a sight. :P

jimmyzeke13
jimmyzeke13

you mean it's not a fighting game? darn

RoxasNeval
RoxasNeval

most awesome crossover ive seen in a long time

Neosword
Neosword

This sounds fantastic. Can't wait.

SuperfastSonic
SuperfastSonic

Professor Layton yelling out , "Objection!!" ?! This is going to be great!

Chopinist
Chopinist

So how will this game work? Will it be a totally new game that both work on, or will it be a mix of the two existing? Perhaps they will focus on one of the games alone... but all the same, THIS IS INCREDIBLE! :DDDD

DJ_KooPee
DJ_KooPee

Can one game contain this much epic finger pointing???

CazFeraligatr
CazFeraligatr

As random as a team up as this is, I can't wait to see this crossover, let alone on 3DS!

lukedoc
lukedoc

We finally get to see PW in full animation because of Level 5, cool! I'm interested to see how this game will play; arguments and riddles mixed? Hmmm....

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

This is the most random piece of news I've ever read. Doesn't mean I'm not excited. PW is one of my favorite franchises!

lukedoc
lukedoc

Everybody! Read here; it says that Phoenix Wright is in the game! This is finally possible! It's probably not forever, though, just some other adventure he had before he lost his badge... Please, I need some more hope! You guys have any ideas at all how we could just forget the stuff in AA:AJ ever happened? Could Capcom just say "Oops, that's a mistake, just forget about it."? http://ds.ign.com/articles/112/1128842p1.html

lukedoc
lukedoc

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lukedoc
lukedoc

....... Best, idea since, no.... as equally as brilliant as Kingdom Hearts!

lukedoc
lukedoc

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Krazykid3333
Krazykid3333

I've never played an Ace Attorney game before so I'm not sure if I'm going to get it or not...But it sounds cool!

Evillordexdeath
Evillordexdeath

I feel that this is one of the best ideas for a crossover currently possible.

Kitty_Fields
Kitty_Fields

Wait... what? Sounds cool, but that really came out of nowhere!

YoshiYogurt
YoshiYogurt

@monson21502 only 5 games have been released in 10 years. Go back to troll land...

YoshiYogurt
YoshiYogurt

I love both series' very much, but this looks pointeless.

Ever_Grande
Ever_Grande

Totally thought this was a fighting game at first. This idea sounds cool.

JjaRaJaJja
JjaRaJaJja

spend as much time as you need level 5 and capcom! make this the best game ever!

hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

0_0 Capcom is getting more awesome! OBJECTION! IT WAS YOU! :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

Byaku524
Byaku524

Oh god this is awesome! Let the "OBJECTION!" shenanigans begin!

cayne_phoenix
cayne_phoenix

Wright and Layton on the same screen... OBJECTION! DENIED!!!

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

This is awesome news, and it means that I'll need to save up money for a 3DS instead of doing something about my now-useless PC paperweight...

mattg90520
mattg90520

only one problem: i still have to play through a few ace attorney games and the layton games. heres to hoping this game doesnt see light for another year or so

mattg90520
mattg90520

oh my god... i cannot believe this. love Ace attorney and have been about to play through the prof layton games.... this is going to be epic

your_mom1
your_mom1

AA+Layton..........I came Also, next Layton game? I came twice! YAY!