Fans of the Professor Layton and Ace Attorney franchises were in for a treat during this morning’s Nintendo Direct. Announced during both the European and North American directs, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will be coming to the West next year. This comes after announcements and eventual releases of both Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (coming this November to Europe and 2014 in North America) and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (coming later this year to both regions).
The game stars Professor Hershel Layton, attorney Phoenix Wright, Luke Triton, and Maya Fey as they attempt to solve the mystery of Labyrinth City. Use Layton’s puzzle solving skills to examine objects, explore environments, and converse with characters. Then, take to the courts with Phoenix Wright as you put your trial skills to the test in this literal witch hunt. You can also find hint coins during the puzzle sections to help you during these trial segments.
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney has already been released in Japan, securing positive reviews and over 300,000 in units sold. No official release date has been given for either region (other than 2014). Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
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