Take That!! Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney English Screenshots Are Here

By Ishaan . February 5, 2014 . 11:40am

Nintendo have released a new batch of English screenshots for Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. As shared in our past coverage, the game takes place in a medieval setting, amidst an all-too-literal witch hunt, and has Layton teaming up with Wright to solve the supernatural mystery together.


Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney also uses the gameplay styles of both series—puzzle-solving Layton-style and court battles from Ace Attorney. The game features a new court system by which Phoenix needs to quiz multiple witnesses at once, in order to find contradictions..


Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will be available in Europe on March 28th. North America, too, will get the game sometime this year, although a release date has not yet been announced.



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  • TreizeX

    It’s weird seeing Phoenix like that
    I like the Dual Destinies models much more

    • British_Otaku

      This was announced (October 2010) and released (December 2012) long before Ace Attorney 5, plus it was developed by Level 5 primarily with another engine.

      It can’t be helped that it doesn’t look like either Layton or Ace Attorney 3DS at their prime. >_>

      • Farid Belkacemi

        I love the AA5 engine, but I also really like this “new” art-style ;)

      • Göran Isacson

        It’s gonna be pretty cool to see the two games side by side, and really figure out how different the two interpretations of the character will be. Seeing Phoenix interpreted through a “Layton” filter will be quite interesting.

        • British_Otaku

          It is also the last time that Shu Takumi led the design and writing of a game, especially an Ace Attorney (the last time before this was Ace Attorney 4).

          I think Ace Attorney 5 was pretty strong considering he wasn’t leading the project, but the AAI guys were. I hope we get more exploration and chances to poke things than AA5 which limited it to crime scenes.

          There will be a fun contrast between the two takes indeed.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      He looks a lot more expressive in this.

  • TheGioG

    Sir Judge McGodsBeard: “Whoa, Mr. Wright! Erratic bowel movements are no reason to be pushing yourself this far. Just… go use the bathroom. We’ll resume in an other half hour.”


  • Miyako Arima

    My body… It is ready.

    • boink

      First thing that came to mind

  • Son of a Smooosh

    Maya <3

  • British_Otaku

    Still need to finish the first Layton game… I’ll buy another copy and finish it before the end of the month, no chance I’ll catch up and get through that “not for Londoners” London Life RPG before I play this though.

  • boink

    March is going to be an assault to my wallet

  • Raine

    “TAKE THAT!”

    *Throws money to the screen*

  • AlteisenX

    Hard to believe we’re supposed to get the game in Spring but still no release date. Can’t wait for this and the Professor Layton game to release in NA.

  • nonscpo

    Oh wow I almost forgot about this game with Dangan Ronpa coming out next week. Okay Level 5 all you have to is offer this game physically and my money is yours, otherwise I’ll boycot you like I did Duel Destinies.

  • nonscpo

    Oh wow I almost forgot about this game with Dangan Ronpa coming out next week. Okay Level 5 all you have to is offer this game physically and my money is yours, otherwise I’ll boycot you like I did Duel Destinies.

  • Aaron K Stone

    Studio Bones animation never disappoints.

  • Kazekage Gaara


  • Tom_Phoenix

    Waw, this ISN’T a murder trial? Colour me pleasantly surprised. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with murder trials, but the original AA trilogy as well as AJ was basically nothing but a series of murder trials with the exception of one case in T&T that revolved around theft (SPOILER:….and even then, it lead straight into a related murder trial).

    It’s nice to see a greater variety of cases with the newer games. This one has assault, while the first case of AA5 is a bombing case. I wonder if we’ll ever see arson (ok, we technically already did, but an actual arson case) or fraud.

    • HershelLousyton

      I personally hope it leads to a murder trial. For as much as I love the Professor Layton games (see my username) I’ve always considered them more of whimsical adventures into weird locations than traditional ‘mysteries’, and I struggle to care about mysteries unless there is a cold, dead body somewhere. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AlwaysMurder

      Then again, this features psychotic townsfolk making accusations of witchcraft, and (what I presume to be) a reality-bending storyteller, so that might make up for the lack of beauteous death.

      • British_Otaku

        If you are a reader of Detective Conan (nearly 900 chapters and with more episodes and movies than One Piece), you learn to appreciate those rare occasions when murder isn’t the crime or issue.

        As someone who got into that manga (the anime has major problems even if it is ongoing) through an interest in Ace Attorney or vice versa, I recommend it if you do want to have a lot of murder mysteries.

        • HershelLousyton

          I’m not saying it’s impossible for me to enjoy a mystery that doesn’t involve murder. I’ve read a few volumes of Detective Conan and liked them a lot.

  • JohnNiles

    That thumbnail image… I’ll be making that face when I boot up the game.

    edit: oops, at thumbnail size, their faces looked gleeful. Blown up, they look appalled. ._.

  • Clairis Cannon

    Aaaw yeah! Can’t wait!

  • kthanxyousuck

    Come on Nintendo Direct. We need a NA release date!

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