Layton vs Wright Western Release All But Confirmed!
Get ready for a bizarre mix of puzzling and… defending – it looks like PL vs AA is heading westwards!
We’ve known about it for almost a year now, but we hadn’t had any indication that Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney would be getting a western release, with Capcom making clear that the game’s future outside of Japan was in no way assured. That was until now!
The folks over at gamesradar have discovered a rather interesting leaflet in Capcom’s booth at the Tokyo Games Show. It doesn’t incontrovertibly confirm that the game will see a western release, but the evidence is pretty strong.
Firstly, the whole leaflet is written in English, with suspicious comments including that “English names are to be decided”. It also refers to the game and Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney, with the latter half being striking considering that “Ace Attorney” is a western name – the Japanese games are more often referred to by the direct translation of their Japanese name, “Gyakuten Saiban”. It also lists the MRSP as TBD, which again strongly suggests that Level 5 are in the process of organising a western release.
Remember that this is not an official announcement, so it doesn’t guarantee anything, but I’d be incredibly surprised if the game doesn’t make it to the west after this news.
If you’d like to find out more about the game, you might want to check out the new details from earlier today.
Are you hoping for a western release of Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney?