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Overview

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney is a crossover adventure puzzle game developed by Level-5 and Capcom for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is a crossover between the Professor Layton and Ace Attorney franchises where the leading characters from each series team up to solve a number of witch trials in a medieval fantasy world. Level-5 published Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney in Japan on November 29, 2012, March 28, 2014 in Europe and August 29, 2014 in America.

Gameplay

The game challenges players with "puzzles with contradictions", "puzzles" being a main theme in the Layton series and "contradictions" being a main theme in the Ace Attorney series.

It incorporates the gameplay of the two franchises, splitting it into two sections. The "investigation" sequences which are in the vein of the Professor Layton games require exploring the town and talking to the residents. Occasionally the player solves puzzles similar to those in previous Professor Layton games.

The "trial" sequences are based on the traditional Ace Attorney gameplay but with a slight variation on it. During Cross-Examinations, Phoenix can cross-examine multiple people at once and if they are "pressed" for additional information, they can be asked to comment on another persons testimony to find "contradictions" to progress.

Story

Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton are somehow brought to a different world where magic exists. The characters find themselves in a medieval city by the name of "Labyrinthia" which is controlled by a mysterious figure named the Story Teller and where a series of witch trials have been recently occurring.

Development

The idea of a collaboration between the two developers to combine the two franchises came from Level-5's CEO, Akihiro Hino, who personally told of the idea to Capcom. Shu Takumi, Ace Attorney creator, was surprised to hear the idea but was also excited to work on the crossover title.

Characters

Professor Layton Series

  • Professor Hershel Layton: A smart and polite archaeologist, Professor Layton is very good at solving puzzles. Japanese Voice Actor: Yo Oizumi. English Voice Actor: Christopher Miller
  • Luke Triton: Luke is the eager assistant of Professor Layton, who also serves as Luke's role model. Japanese Voice Actor: Maki Horikita. English Voice Actor: Maria Darling

Ace Attorney Series

  • Phoenix Wright: Main character in the first three Ace Attorney games, Phoenix Wright is a skillful lawyer who seeks the truth and will protect his innocent clients no matter what. Japanese Voice Actor: Hiroki Narimiya. English Voice Actor: Trevor White
  • Maya Fey: Maya is Phoenix Wright's childish, enthusiastic and faithful assistant. She is a spirit medium in training and she tends to channel spirits of dead people when the situation is most dire. Japanese Voice Actor: Mirei Kiritani. English Voice Actor: Samantha Dakin

Original Characters

  • The Story Teller: The main villain of the game. He controls the city and the stories he writes become reality.

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