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New Layton vs Wright Trailer Shows Gameplay Footage

And it looks absolutely stunning…

Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney is shaping up to be an amazing game, and the recent new details as well as the suggestion that it will be heading westwards has only fuelled the anticipation.

Well, now we’re able to see what the game is actually going to look like – Level 5 and Capcom have just released the first gameplay trailer on the title’s official website. You can check it out below:

As you can see the art style is most definitely in 3D rather than the standard two-dimensional anime style from the two franchises – it in fact looks fairly similar graphically to Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (although perhaps even more 3D), which was a 3DS launch title over in the land of the rising sun. The sweeping shot of the courtroom particularly impresses me – it looks like this isn’t going to be a game to do things by halves.

It also features the new red-haired rival who will take up the role of prosecutor in the Ace Attorney style sections of the game, as well as showing off the professor’s nifty new 3D “I’ve solved it!” animation. The fusing of the two worlds is still going to be interesting, and hopefully Level 5 will be able to do a good job of making it feel like one fluid game rather than two separate scenarios that occasionally cross over.

Are you looking forward to Layton vs Wright? Is that a stupid question?

By on 20 September 2011
Ace Attorney nut Sam started off in the world of gaming with a PSOne at the humble age of ten, but it wasn't until he discovered the beauty of Pokemon FireRed on his shiny new GBA-SP that he became obsessed with Nintendo.

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  1. Tony White says:

    Haha, not so muc a stupid question as one with a universally positive answer!

    The game’s looking great… the animation’s silky-smooth, and I’m so glad they’ve kept Phoenix and Maya’s mannerisms intact in the translation from 2D to 3D. Keep up the good work Level 5!

  2. Steve says:

    Ugh 3d? PAAAAASSS

  3. Mysterious figure says:


  4. Mysterious figure says:

    Though I didn’t see the judges appearance it would be hilarious if it is the same white-bearded judge from the other ace attorney games. I hope it is.

  5. Shaun says:

    Of course it’s a stupid question dammit! I WANT THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Antoine says:

    Yes and yes.

  7. AndyF1996 says:

    that is all

  8. smelly says:

    holy poo this will be the best thing ever

  9. Jon says:

    I think Capcom has more of a hand in this project than Level-5, which you can sort of tell by the animations, but more by the way they’re portraying Layton. He was a complete dick in one of the early Japanese trailers, and he seems a tad melodramatic in this one, which leads me to believe that they might be misrepresenting Layton.

    However, those are just some offhand assumptions made by somebody who has seen one or two trailers and a couple of screen shots. In the end, yes, that was a stupid question! 😛

  10. nimjaelf says:

    looks cool but translation please =)

  11. Sam Walker says:

    Actually, last I heard Level 5 were handling both development and distribution – as far as I know, Capcom’s input is purely Shu Takumi. Things might have changed though 🙂

  12. Gassan says:

    What else is it going to be.. Its on the 3DS meaning its in 3D -_-

  13. AbuJaffer says:

    To catch up on this I need to play more than the first Ace Attorney game… loved it but frankly I can’t find a new copy of the sequel anywhere. I’m hoping they’ll release a combined re-release of all the past games on one DS/3DS cartridge.

    If anyone can help me on this, can I have a list of all the Ace Attorney games released so far? American releases please (and unreleased Japanese games, if any). Thanks in advance.

  14. Steve says:

    No really? I didn’t notice. I’m talking about it actually looking 3D instead of a 2D sprite?

  15. Deegan says:

    Nothing would make e happier.

  16. Me. says:

    Another trailer to watch over and over again! Really looking forward to playing it.

  17. Sam Walker says:

    The first one is Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, and was followed by Phoenix Wright: Justice for All, then Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations.

    They also released Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (best game in the series IMO), which is set chronologically after Trials and Tribulations, but was released before in the west!

    There are also the Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth games, only the first one of which has been released in the west. The second isn’t being localised.

    You’ll be doing well to get any of the last two PW games new for any less than $50, but they have both been released on WiiWare (for 1000 points each I think) if that helps. Failing that, I don’t know what it’s like in the US, but it might be worth looking for pre-owned copies. You can (at least on PAL versions, so I assume on US ones also) delete save data to turn a used game back to how it was when new.

    Hope that helps 🙂

  18. Guybrush Threepwood says:

    Man! I can’t wait! This game looks great. If it weren’t to come to America I’d probably cry.
    Though, if this comes to America, I better play the third game and finish the second…

  19. lemonlime says:

    I cannot believe this! This is amazing!

  20. Michael H. says:


    You can’t make 2D sprites 3D. Would you prefer a more SMT:DSO experience?

    Think of it as the kind of transition from the top-down Zelda games to OoT. Think positive!

  21. Michael H. says:

    On another note, I hope they don’t screw up with the English voice acting. Unless they include an option for Jap dubs and English subs like DoAD. That would totally make my day.

  22. Anon says:

    Looks good. One problem.
    It’s entirely in Japanese and so I can’t understand it. 🙁 Translations anyone?
    It’s a shame that there are no more Ace Attorney Games coming to the Uk. 🙁

  23. Rarar says:

    @Anon “It’s a shame that there are no more Ace Attorney Games coming to the Uk. ” Um…wasn’t it all-but-confirmed that this would be coming to the West? x_x

    Even though I’m probably gonna end up loving this game, I’ve just gotta say that I don’t like the look of Phoenix and Maya in this version. They look too much like a fanmade, PC version of their DS selves.

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