Take That! Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney Box’s Art In Europe

By Ishaan . January 27, 2014 . 10:01am

Nintendo have shared the box art for Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney in Europe via their Twitter feed. Here’s what it looks like:


Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will be available in Europe on March 28th. The game will be released in North America as well, but doesn’t have a release date yet.

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  • Yan Zhao

    Glad we finally have a date range at least.

  • BizarreJelly

    I love it, roll on March – the month that eats all our money in exchange for lotsa games.

  • Go2hell66

    very nice

  • Ethan_Twain

    Oh man! I had totally forgotten that this game was getting localized. My day is brightened. I should just put that on a post it note on my desk. “Remember, you live in a world where Professor Layton X Ace Attorney is getting localized”.

    I REALLY hope it doesn’t bomb. I can think of a lot of reasons why this is a game I may not have greenlit for localization if making the decision myself, (Ace Attorney is niche and with the move to download only in the west getting more so, localization for such a text heavy game is gonna be lengthy especially if you want it to be as good as the high standard set by these franchises, gotta figure out the rights for the properties in each region, 3DS not doing as well internationally as in Japan, etc etc) but there’s possibly no single game I desired localization of more.

    I really really didn’t think this one would come through.

    • rubin

      “I REALLY hope it doesn’t bomb.”

      Layton games are very popular in Europe (the first one sold a whopping 2,5 mln copies), so I think this game will sell on his name alone. Actually, I hope it will boost Ace Attorney popularity as well, as more people get to know who Phoenix Wright is. =)

  • Jelly


    • Read news articles and you’d already know the answer to this.

      I’ve already beaten it and the DLC. What’s your excuse?

      • Jelly

        Collection ? Come on why are there so many on-the-edge-people in siliconera?

        Fyi, bought it along with the dlcs too. Problem?

        • Nice back-dash you got there.

          • Jelly

            Err… Take That ? Lolol

  • SirRichard

    Swanky stuff, this.

  • Guest

    Looks classy :D

    Should be titled: Shu Takumi’s Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney.

    • British_Otaku

      Yep, I’m liking the cover and going to need to catch up on my Layton for the game even if it seems to be in an alternate universe. Everyone who has been starving for more Mia Fey will gobble this one up.

      While, this is one of his works, why should his name appear on the front of the box when he probably heavily featured in the credits?

      • Guest

        No, I was just saying because looks like the cover to some ‘Greatest Hits’ kinda deal :P

  • AuraGuyChris

    Maya is probably the only reason I want this game.


    • Aoshi00

      Unfortunately Maya was not voiced by her usual DS voice but by her live action actress, oh well.. At least not as bad as Phoenix.. But the us/eu ver would be in eng..I wish Maya would appear in the main games.. I imported this before but haven’t played much, music was quite good, backlog with Layton 4-6 too :(

  • Shippoyasha

    I wish they’d hash out world release dates for these. It’s always EU or NA as to which gets a game first or if one of them are left out to dry.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    I was very disappointed that Dual Destinies didn’t get a physical release, so the fact that this game will get one is some much needed good news. I’m a big fan of the Ace Attorney series and I’ve wanted to get into the Professor Layton one for a while now, so I’m really looking forward to this game.

    I do hope they do a good job with the voice acting, though. I also hope the fact that Mahoney is such a blatant Mary Sue doesn’t detract too much from the game.

    • D-Omen

      She’s called Espella in the localization and don’t you worry, Professor Layton’s English dubs are always top-notch.

    • Lusankya

      Why exactly do you think Mahoney is a Mary Sue?

      • D-Omen

        Ten picarats that it was said on Court Records, just like they did for the character you have as an avvie. ;-)

      • Tom_Phoenix

        I admit, it might just be a bad first impression. But based on the trailers and the gameplay footage I have seen, she doesn’t seem to have much of a personality, yet she is the primary focus of the story and the other characters seem to adore her (and the professor is portrayed in a negative light for ever doubting her innocence).

        Granted, in the Ace Attorney series, most characters tend to start as shallow stereotypes until the story reveals the extra layers they have (although some, unfortunately, remain shallow like Dahlia Hawthorne). But at least the initial impression gives Mahoney all the makings of a typical Mary Sue.

        Needless to say, though, I’d be happy if I turned out to be wrong.

        • Lusankya

          I don’t know. She rather seems to be quite helpless and a victim to me. I also don’t see where everyone is “adoring” her (in the trailers, I don’t know the exact story).

  • Lavitz

    Is North America getting a physical release for this? Anyone know?

    • Lusankya

      Why, of course!

      Although probably several months after Europe, because PL and the Azran Legacy only comes out in February in NA.

      • fireguardiancoty

        So Level 5 is handling it then?

        • Guest

          Probably Nintendo.

      • JohnNiles

        Whatever the opposite of an OBJECTION! is, I am doing it right now.

  • new_tradition

    I never played a PL game so I’m curious to see how it blends with elements of AA ^^

  • Guilherme Matheus Silva

    Beautiful box art! Please, come soon to North America…

  • ZetaSiren

    Good thing Capcom USA isn’t translating this! No silly spelling mistakes or grammar issues, yay. Loved Dual Destinies, I know this one came before it so I hope it’s entertaining at the least! Looking forward to this in NA

  • Rintarou

    This would probably be one of the coolest covers for 3DS, if not ever, if it weren’t for the damn columns. Oh well, still beautiful. Very excited to say the least!

  • Göran Isacson

    My 3DS is ready. That is all.

  • Anthony Hadow

    I like pheonix wright games its a shame there is little to no replay value in them. I would gladly buy them cheap digitally though

  • Clairis Cannon

    I WANT THIS SO BAD! can’t believe i almost forgot about this!

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