Watch Layton And Phoenix Go Head-To-Head In This Layton vs. Ace Attorney Trailer

By Ishaan . October 19, 2010 . 8:36pm


Nick and Layton aren’t going to spend the entirety of Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney arguing in court. As the game’s debut trailer shows, there’s also a fair bit of collaboration between the two and their young assistants.


The standout feature of the trailer, though, is that it seems to use the musical styles of both the Ace Attorney and the Professor Layton series, remixed in a style more suited to the game’s medieval setting.

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  • Aha! So there is some head-to-head action between our two heroes. I thought so. But man, it looks straight out of an anime. I’m hoping the whole game is like that, and I don’t have to read so much

  • Reaction to those that didn’t get the header to go with it:

    “Oh, another Layton game th-HOOOLY CRAP OBJECTION WHAT THE HELL CAPCOM—” [rest of three minutes spent with mind melting]

    So either this will be a great present or a great disappointment. That video shown and the plot behind it, I’d hope for the former.

  • Vino (Tim N)

    I fanboy’d seeing this. I’ve missed seeing Nick and Maya in action. I’m totally curious on what the gameplay is going to be like. Keep us posted as the news rolls out please!

  • This seriously makes me want to buy the 3DS at launch date.

  • Tofuuu

    You know how the press wept when they learned a new Zelda game was coming out? I wept when i saw this trailer… i was not gonna get a 3DS — it wasn’t even an issue. Then they announce this game and it’s a 3DS exclusive >< DAMN YOUUUUUU!!!! WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO MEEEEE?!??!?!

  • Wow, what an incredible trailer. As excited as it has me for this game, it actually makes me wish it was just a movie even more. The animation of breath-taking.

  • EvilAkito

    I was already pretty dead-set on getting a 3DS, but I think this one just became my most anticipated game.

  • Awwwww, how much have I missed you, Wright!


    There’s another piece of music that plays in the main website that’s not in the video. I’m hope everyone will like it. =D

    • YES!! :D

      Edit: Woah! If you turn the sound off and back on, it changes songs to Layton!

      • =O I did not notice that! It sounds just as awesome.

      • Jaxx-Leviathan

        I love the second piece played when you restart the music. From Layton, eh? Also the way you can flip the pages manually, even the corners, I find to be a nice touch.

    • Vino (Tim N)

      I need these songs D:

      • but…. the songs listen in the official page ares just GYAKUEN SAYBAN MEETS ORCHESTA O-o there’s a disc and all ( i have it =D) an there’s and other disc
        Gyakuen sayban meets jazz spirit. (i have that too).

        all are master pieces there’s other remixes personally I prefer Candenza, they know how to make a good soundtrack (techno- orchesta)

  • puchinri

    Everything about it keeps looking better and better.
    And the music is beautiful. I look forward to at least the music and enjoying the setting of the game (which also looks lovely).

  • neocatzon

    *watch the video* *nosebleed*

  • glemtvapen

    This is the first time I heard Japanese Layton. Major props to Nintendo/Level 5 to have found the English VA that could perfectly emulate JP Layton’s voice.

  • subbed trailer for those interested.

  • raymk

    Well looks like i’m saving up 300 bones>

  • Guest

    Anyone else expected Layton to pop out and use his cane like a sword to protect the girl from the people chasing her?

    Also that music! Holy hell it sounds terrific.

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    Excellent. Genius. Beautiful. I don’t know, I can’t find sufficient descriptors, this is just crazy-awesome. Also, witch trials. The perfect way to unite these two teams.

  • phoenix has…. VOICE!!!! omg i want all this games to come out in english with 3DS release…

    • Zeik56

      Hopefully they won’t screw up Wright and Maya’s English voices. Dubbing previously (mostly) silent characters is dangerous, they’ve got to be careful or it could taint the whole experience.

  • *______* fangasm! XD ………… better start saving for 3Ds T_T , too bad they are region locked games T_T

    • Tom_Phoenix

      Well, we don’t know whether or not the 3DS will be region locked. While the DSi-enhanced games are not a good sign, it’s still entirely possible that Nintendo will opt to handle it the same way the PSP does and merely provide the option to developers should they choose to (most of them didn’t).

  • Catnipcookie

    Well that was pretty epic.

  • Guest

    Holy crap this is awesome! Capcom sure knows how to please with their VS crossovers

  • Joanna

    “The standout feature of the trailer, though, is that it seems to use the musical styles of both the Ace Attorney and the Professor Layton series, remixed in a style more suited to the game’s medieval setting.”

    I noticed that too and I also love it~~~

    This game looks so good. I guess being a fan of both characters/games helps too. xD
    Damn it, I think I might bite on the 3DS sooner than I thought! xD

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