Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies And Layton 5 On Discount Sale In Europe

By Ishaan . February 17, 2014 . 10:29am

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will be available in Europe on February 28th, and to celebrate the occasion, Nintendo of Europe are holding a special sale on the Nintendo eShop.


From February 20th (Thursday) until February 27th, Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies will cost €17.49/£13.99 on the Nintendo eShop in Europe. The game’s usual price is €24.99/£19.99.


Meanwhile, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask will also be available at a discounted price. From February 20th until February 27th, you’ll be able to buy that game for €29.99/£27.99. Miracle Mask normally goes for €44.99/£39.99.


Capcom recently announced via a Nintendo Direct presentation in Japan that a brand new Ace Attorney game is in development, and will feature the return of the series’ creator, Shu Takumi. This game will supposedly be completely different from previous Ace Attorney titles, although no further information on it is available yet.

  • Liamv2

    Why do things always seem to go on sale just a few days after I buy them?

    • 324234

      Because you buy them at full price 4 months after release? :P

    • XaviIniesta

      I’m lucky this time. I was gonna buy Dual Destinies soon, but now I’ll get it on Thursday! =p

  • SirRichard

    Is it not coming out on March 28th, or did they secretly bump it up a month? Either way, good chance to get into Ace Attorney 5, I’ve put it off long enough.

  • malek86

    AA5 wasn’t made by Shu Takumi then?

    • Guest

      Nope, it was made by the team responsible for Ace Attorney Investigations.

      • malek86

        Mmh. Well, reception seems to have been great, so I guess giving it to a different team hasn’t been a problem.

        • British_Otaku

          Not a problem at all.
          I would say it was much better than AA4 which was helmed by Shu Takumi even if the direction was pretty jumbled and also better than AA2 (AA1 and AA3 are nigh-invincible).

          The only criticism that stands out which isn’t a spoiler is that we don’t get to poke and prod areas nearly as much as other installments (and no/little 3D model viewing for evidence – started with AA4 so I expect it on the 3DS by now), you can only point and click to get unique dialogue at crime scenes which means we get much less insight into how characters feel about things that have changed or in front of them. Given that the game has a diary telling you your objectives in investigations, it seems like a waste to have less things to do, the game telling you what to do if you forget AND the ability to read samples of older text like Ghost Trick, Fire Emblem Awakening or other VNs.

          • GH56734

            AA4’s shortcomings (lack of character development, shoehorned cameos, excessive handholding) were because of Capcom’s meddling. Shu Takemi was forced to ditch most of his original concept for Apollo’s story. Originally it was just a game with a whole new cast of characters… Hopefully this time they don’t screw it again.

        • Scissors

          Personally I can tell and I don’t like it. When I was playing Ace Attorney Investigations something felt really off. I thought maybe it was just because it was a spin off, but once I found out it was written by a different person it all made sense and it kinda of came off as fan fiction.

          Duel Destinies is a big step up though, the game was a real mixed bag at times it was as good as the best in the series in some moments, but it also fell flat alot. The series is very different now, doesn’t have the same wit, emotional depth, character depth. etc. Not bad, but a far cry of what it used to be.

          Also don’t get the hate for AA2 & AA4 they were both great, and much better than investigations or AA 5

          • SuperSailorV

            I think the two of us think very much alike. I used to lag on completing AA games because I liked them to last, but with DD I don’t even have to force myself to stop playing. Also, in every other AA game, when I FINALLY found the proper evidence to present at the right statement, I’d go, “ohhhhhh…!” In DD when that happens I just squint my eyes and go, “…. What?!”

            And yeah, I liked both AA2 and AA4, and I’M FINE!

          • GH56734

            The hate for AA2 steams from the awful writing in cases 2-1 and 2-3.
            As for Investigations, I share your opinion… it was disappointing. Not the permise (a more dynamic detective game with more point-and-click) but the bland story and characters, and horrendous music. Thankfully they fixed most of it for AAI2 which has interesting plot and stellar music.

  • dam4rus

    Seriously, my wallet is in PAIN! Still didn’t finished Virtue’s Last Reward and they put this on sale…

    • XaviIniesta

      I just bought Virtue’s Last Reward, Zelda, and now I’m gonna buy Dual Destinies in a few days! Haha

  • Zoozbuh

    Silliconera, stop giving me a heart attack! Can someone confirm whether the EU release date is really 28th Feb, and not March? Literally every other site is saying 28th March, so I need to know dammit D:

  • piichan

    i hope na/canada eshop holds a sale for aa:dd too.

  • Namuro

    Just what I was waiting for!!!!

  • 7margarita7

    darnit.. i just bought dual destinies two weeks ago for 25 euros…

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