Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney Screenshots Come To Court

By Ishaan . October 19, 2010 . 6:18am

Here’s your first batch of screenshots for Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney for the Nintendo 3DS. The game takes Phoenix and Hershel into a mixture of medieval fantasy and reality, and is being penned by original Ace Attorney director, Shu Takumi.


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  • malek86

    This looks a lot like that Lupin vs. Detective Conan movie.

    I’m not sure whether it’s a good thing though.

  • Do want this, now.

  • Jellybit

    So I’m guessing a time machine exists at some point? Is this a Layton/Phoenix Wright/Time Travelers crossover?

    • Tatsu

      It’s like, the best of 3 worlds! Although, Layton has already traveled through time, huh? I haven’t played that one so I’m not sure how they explained it.

  • So is it really Layton vs Phoenix, as in against each other in the court room? That’s interesting. I thought they’d be partners

    edit: closer investigation of the pictures shows that they are working together, mainly the two pics on the bottom

    • Tom_Phoenix

      They ARE partners. Don’t let the pictures fool you, they will be working together.

      • Yeah, after looking closer at the pictures, you do see them together. I just missed that at first glance

        • raymk

          although i’m sure they have one court battle were you pick who you want to use in court.

          • Testsubject909

            I pity the foo who dares tries to hide their crimes from the minds of Layton and Wright.

          • Yeah, I was thinking something like that. There’s probably one court battle at the beginning where you’re rivals, but then story-elements force you to work together

  • Hell yes! Layton as prosecutor! This’ll be really fun! Not to mention the art looks top notch :D I love you Level-5 keep growing xD

  • malek86

    One problem is how they seem to be using the two different styles together. I always thought that, if one were to make a crossover of two different series, they should either choose one of the styles and stick with it for the other series too, or just use a completely new style.

    • puchinri

      If they manage to make it work, I’m glad for that. It doesn’t look bad, and honestly, I’d be disappointed if they did choose one style over another. If they did something like an art book for the game or whatever, I wouldn’t mind seeing both series in each other’s styles, but losing that in-game wouldn’t be all that nice.

  • Vino (Tim N)

    This is like a dream come true. Honestly. This is great.

  • When was this first announced?

  • Seriusly, this is the best announcement for a long time. It’s like a Dream XD

  • Wow. Woooooow! *so excited*

    Although it’s still pre-AJ though…. but I’ll still take this!

  • I must be dreaming….such beauty ; A ;
    My two favorites in one?! Insanity <3

    I will totally be keeping this under close eye ~


  • discoma

    peeing in my pants, rn

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Can’t look at that nice pic of Maya and Phoenix without a bit more frustration over Apollo Justice.

    No way in hell does that girl let Phoenix become the man he is in that game.

    • Joanna

      Hmmm, I was under the impression that Apollo Justice left a lot of things unanswered. So chances are, there will be another Apollo Justice, which will hopefully also sort out what happened between Maya and Phoenix. If they don’t do that, it would be rather odd to leave all that build-up from the first trilogy.

  • Jaxx-Leviathan


  • This is the most perfect combination why has no one thought of this before.

  • OBJECTION! Such epicness can’t be possible! Wait. This reminds me of a puzzle…

    I think I got it! TAKE THAT!

    • Testsubject909

      HOLD IT! Can you truly handle such awesomeness?

  • Natat

    I never expected something like this to happen, and yet… now it feels so perfect.

  • puchinri

    The announcement made me think Lupin vs Conan. Except somehow, this feels a little better… (Not that I wouldn’t mind seeing a Lupin and Layton team-up now. Or Conan and Layton, for a crazier yet fitting crossover.)

    I wasn’t too excited when I saw the announcement article, but now I’m all over this~.

    • Kris

      I wouldn’t mind Conan replacing Luke…

      • Testsubject909

        Next up? Lupin x Layton x Conan x Wright.

        • puchinri

          Lupin is already in their hostess game. They’re one step away…

      • puchinri

        That would be an alternative, but honestly, it’d feel wrong to me without Luke.

  • Kris

    Awesome to see Phoenix back in action.
    Also, dammit, I think I need to shell out the money for a 3DS.

  • Whoa. My head just asploded. Totally out of the blue, but very welcome news!

  • EvilAkito

    I’ve never played the Layton games, but I love the Ace Attorney series and I’m a sucker for crossovers, so count me in!

  • Aoshi00

    Awesome, I was hoping they would do something w/ Phoenix on the 3DS, w/ Layton, this, and Love Plus, definitely getting the 3DS :) Don’t you dare region lock it Nintendo!

  • Sounds like the Witches Game from Umineko no Naku Koro Ni

    • Bruce

      that game was brutal though …

  • Joanna

    Can’t wait for this~
    But now I’ll need to hurry up and pick up the two Layton games and finish Investigations.

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