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Prof. Layton VS Phoenix Wright is real News

3DS News by Wesley Yin-Poole

Yesterday

Level-5's announced a 3DS Professor Layton Phoenix Wright crossover game.

It's called Professor VS Gyakuten saiban, and is a joint effort by Level-5 and Capcom, according to 1UP.

At a press conference in Tokyo the Japanese developer showed anime cut scenes. It's described as a combination of puzzles and crime mystery.

Shu Takumi, the main developer of the core Ace Attorney series, is in charge of writing the game's scenario. He used the key word "Majo Saiban" or "Witch Trial" in English, while on stage.

Level-5's president Akihiro Hino described the crossover as like two TV shows getting together and making a movie.

A somewhat shakey snap of an image of the game taken from Level-5's conference is below. Yes, we know. Bonkers.

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright has not yet been dated, but is due to be released on 3DS. Got a news tip? Email news@eurogamer.net.

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hardtech
19/10/10 @ 13:30
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I've not actually played any Layton but more Phoenix is a brilliant thing.
el_pollo_diablo
19/10/10 @ 13:32
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I've not actually played any Phoenix but more Layton is a brilliant thing.
Malek86
19/10/10 @ 13:34
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That sounds ridiculous, in a good way.
consignia
19/10/10 @ 13:36
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Uh oh. I smell another cheap cartoon crossover.
thedaveeyres
19/10/10 @ 13:40
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Will the 3DS be able to contain this much awesome in it's slender frame?
number3son
19/10/10 @ 13:42
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Oh, please god - who needs to be interrogated to get more than a single messy screencap of this game? I will pay any price.
Flabio
19/10/10 @ 13:44
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gufhYicCUs4 - doubt it'll stay up long...
Rack
19/10/10 @ 13:50
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Damn Nintendo, they know my weakness! But £250, damn.
rudderless
19/10/10 @ 13:53
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Amazing. Can we have a cameo from Kyle Hyde too, please?
jimmyhill11
19/10/10 @ 13:53
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LOL, it's weird to hear Professor Layton speaking Japanese in that youtube clip.

He sounds like some badass Yazuka boss, not the mild mannered English gent we all know

It is now completely inevitable that I am going to get a 3DS at launch
Raining_Upwards
19/10/10 @ 13:57
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"Yeah, and that always works out well."

You're quite right; it hardly ever does, but if there was one crossover I would be willing to give the benefit of the doubt to it would probably be this.

INTELIGENCIA
19/10/10 @ 13:57
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This might be the best point and click game ever, each game has what the other doesn't and I can't wait to try out the final product. It's like even 3rd parties want the consumers to give money to Nintendo. D:
buzby_bill
19/10/10 @ 14:00
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This is good, very good... what will make it amazing is if the excellent Detective Gumshoe is in there somewhere as well. He melts my heart.
mushroomyakuza
19/10/10 @ 14:04
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That's fucking awesome.
Riggers
19/10/10 @ 14:29
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Best. News. Ever.
midnight_walker
19/10/10 @ 14:38
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I just had a nerdgasm.
nuanimal
19/10/10 @ 14:41
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WIN.

Just WIN.

Actually looking forward to this more than the Streetfighter vs Tekken vs Capcom vs Marvel vs SNK vs Giant Enemy Crab vs Bobby Kotick vs Scot Pilgrim games.

jimmyhill11
19/10/10 @ 14:49
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Detective Gumshoe vs Inspector Chelmey

get in!!
X201
19/10/10 @ 14:53
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Calm down everyone or Nintendo will put the price up
JonFE
19/10/10 @ 14:54
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Level 5 *need* to speed up their localization processes. They're such a productive bunch and I hate waiting up to year for their games to come to the west :s
andywilkie35
19/10/10 @ 14:59
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Fuck my arse I want this. Two of the best games on DS teaming up sounds absolutely amazing. Can't wait for the new Layton this week!
Cid
19/10/10 @ 14:59
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Didn't see this one coming. Sign me up!
Pwnsweet
19/10/10 @ 15:17
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"Calm down everyone or Nintendo will put the price up"

LOL
orangpelupa
19/10/10 @ 15:26
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hmm, layton (some forced plot) and PW (some case keep dragging) have bad things. But Also have many great things (too many to mention lol i love PW and Layton too much).

i hope this joint venture will be told good. But im concerned about the "mystic". PW series usually have kind of mystic thing. But Layto serires have fact thing.

i hope L5 and Capcom realy did great in this joint venture.
Eraysor
19/10/10 @ 15:40
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This is such an unbelievably brilliant combination. CANNOT WAIT
Liam64
19/10/10 @ 15:45
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Everyone who has voted consignia's comment down hasn't seen that Simpsons episode, I take it? :P
Silent-Hal
19/10/10 @ 15:45
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I just hope that this game isn't TOO wacky or crazy. Despite their cartoony antics, the Ace Attorney games have always told fairly serious stories at their core. Nice to see Phoenix and Maya back at any rate.
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19/10/10 @ 15:46
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My 'the 3DS is too expensive' concerns are fading into oblivion - this is amazing, I can't believe it's happening. Mad props for Level-5 and Capcom for getting together and making a fanboy's dream before it had even been dreamt.
orangpelupa
19/10/10 @ 16:01
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This is good, very good... what will make it amazing is if the excellent Detective Gumshoe is in there somewhere as well. He melts my heart.

lol, i imagined Gumbshow meet Luke lol. What comment luke will make lol. Btw gumbshow is like the "petite police" in Layton world.
chrisno21
19/10/10 @ 16:02
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Charge me anything for the 3DS i don't care anymore, it's mine.
KDR_11k
19/10/10 @ 16:04
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Both series are awesome and work with the same demographics so on paper it's a good idea.
Genyus
19/10/10 @ 16:18
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What is gonna make this great is that I trust both Level 5 and Capcom not to throw away one of their best games just to milk it out, there has been some thought in this one.
gruntboy
19/10/10 @ 16:29
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@alcides - Of course one cannot expect the laity to understand the crucial difference.

I'd like to think this was written tongue-in-cheek. If not, that has to be the most pompous sentence I've seen or heard all week. "Laity" indeed...
Markusdragon
19/10/10 @ 16:47
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This is bizarre. Neither setting lends itself to adaptation with the other.

Having said that, it'll be utterly awesome. And bizarre.
Daryoon
19/10/10 @ 17:00
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I am reminded of the Detective Conan / Lupin III crossover for some reason.
Invisible_Cow
19/10/10 @ 17:28
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Lolwut?
SG
19/10/10 @ 20:41
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Could the 3DS be the most successful console ever with its current line up of titles and the innovative technology?
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19/10/10 @ 21:19
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I...have to buy a 3DS now...

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