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Want Professor Layton Vs Phoenix Wright? Tell Capcom

So do you guys want that newly unveiled crossover epic to make its way to Europe and North America? According to Capcom, you’re going to have to beg for it.

Rarely has a collaborative project been met with immediate praise and adoration: two of the most beloved handheld icons, the puzzle-solving Professor Layton and the ace attorney Phoenix Wright, join forces (or oppose one another?) in a crossover epic exclusive for the Nintendo 3DS. With the star power of two beloved franchises rolled into one, it seems like a no-brainer that this title will be localized out of Japan, doesn’t it?

phoenix maya

Hold It! According to Capcom, the international release of Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright isn’t as guaranteed as you might imagine. In fact, the company wants its loyal fans to comment on their Capcom Unity page in order to “demand” that the crossover reaches North America and Europe. For now, Capcom states that the game has been announced “only for Japan”.

Quite puzzling, isn’t it? Both the Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright games have continually been released to the west, with the Professor Layton anime film the only property lacking an English dub (for now). Both titles are also massively popular, and certainly aren’t lacking in respective (and often coinciding) fans. Will that same audience take the time necessary to register for Unity membership and leave the appropriate number of comments to sway Capcom into localizing this newest project?

layton luke

In all honesty, this is probably just a ploy by the company to increase membership and website hits. Even if they were foolish enough to pass on releasing the game, it is bound to be picked up by Level-5 (who recently opened a new studio in order to expedite localizations of their games). This does bring to mind a crossover game that never traversed beyond Japan, Namco X Capcom; the strategy RPG combined characters from both Capcom and Namco’s vault of games both classic and modern, such as Street Fighter, Tekken, Xenosaga, Darkstalkers, Klonoa, and so on. Whatever decision kept that game a Japanese exclusive won’t likely affect this more compact, but higher in demand crossover.

By on 21 October 2010

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Comments

  1. CSDragon says:

    *beg beg beg beg beg*

    PLEASE CAPCOM PLEEEAEAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEE!

    PURISU!

  2. james_bond0014 says:

    wow hey jorge dont you think capcom can be a buch of arogant asses some times…..i left a comment on the community…shame on me….:T

  3. Peter says:

    PLEASE CAPCOM & LEVEL 5!! I’LL PAY, I JUST WANT GAMING’S BEST MYSTERY/PUZZLE GAME! ehem, umm…yeah. REALLY want it. 🙂

  4. ChineseArts says:

    OMG, PLEASE bring this to the U.S.!!!

  5. L Lawliet says:

    CAPCOM

    DO THIS

    TAKE MY MONEY

  6. Ruu says:

    PLEEEEEEEEAAAASE CAPCOM/LEVEL-5

    I BEG YOUUUUUUUUUU

  7. PLS CAPCOM/LEVEL-5 says:

    PLEEEEEEEEEAAAAAASE DOOOOOOO IT CAPCOM AND LEVEL-5

    I BEEEEEG YOU

  8. T-Haha you thought I says:

    :3 <– Kitteh face

    That was random I don't like ever of these franchises so I'm not fussed

  9. Hamfox says:

    Professor Layton anime film the only property lacking an English dub

    What? It does too! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Professor-Layton-Eternal-

    It's only in the UK mind you, but it has an english dub! With the games voice actors! (it has UK Luke rather than US Luke for obvious reasons)

    And bring the game over! Layton is insanely popular here in the UK, that's why we got the movie! I think it's more popular here than it is in Japan. Can't speak for Ace Attorney though.

  10. ContradictoryPuzzles says:

    CAPCOM TAKE ALL OF MY MONEY

    JUST GIVE ME THIS GAME

  11. Hikari says:

    Please make it international :<

  12. sk says:

    Please make a US version D:

  13. mysca says:

    Please Capsom!! >.<

  14. Kelsey says:

    I WILL DIE IF YOU DO NOT BRING THIS GAME TO THE DS.

    i'm pretty much already dying of impatience.

  15. Zaghzi says:

    PLEAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Enfin je suis français et même moi je voudrais voir ce jeu dépasser les frontières du japon!!!

  16. Kris Burgos Madrid says:

    It would be a huge mistake on capcom's part if this game doesn't get a western release. Both of these games are hugely popular outside of Japan.

  17. Master Geek says:

    After going through hell after Trials and Tribulations wasn't released "Down Under", I really don't want to repeat the experience. Hear that Capcom/Level 5!?! HELL!?!?!?!?!

  18. Twan says:

    PLEASE BRING IT OUT IN ENGLISH!!

    PLEASE RELEASE IT ALSO IN EUROPE.

    (IF ONLY IN US I'LL SHIP IT.) BUT, PLEASE!!!

  19. chris says:

    If it isnt brought out over here nintendo will be getting a lot of abusive email (from me mostly :))

    • ikemarth says:

      Ummmm that would be classified as completely wrong as its not Nintendos game and there for you will probably get a bit back from them plus they never listen either so my point is not worth the hassle if you want to give abuse give it to CAPCOM and level 5 as they are the creators of it and are not willing to let it come to the UK or US as that’s what they did with miles edgeworth 2 so easiest way give them an altimatum and give them a choice of one or the other ok and send it to them.

  20. Tater says:

    Honestly we need this.

  21. Kiki says:

    Dear Capcom, Level-5, and whoever else is making this wonderful game,

    PLEASE!!!!!

  22. Kiki says:

    ^

    ^

    ^

    Bring this game over!!!

  23. Jim says:

    Please. Please. Just give me the fucking game.
    I beg ya.

  24. Ryan says:

    Please release this gamw worldwide Capcom please!!!

  25. 3ds says:

    i need this game in the us please!

  26. 3ds says:

    i need this game or i will die in US

  27. lupusstevens says:

    DO WANT

  28. anon. says:

    I NEED THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE MY 2 FAVOURITE GAMES EVER!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!

  29. OIOUO says:

    ARE THEY ONLY RELEASING THIS ON 3DS WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  30. Aamazee says:

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.

    RELEASE THIS.

    I NEED IT.

    I WILL GIVE YOU ALL MY MONEY AND MY HOUSE FOR THIS GAME.

  31. Kyle says:

    I was the most excited person in the world when I first saw the trailer of this game. When I found out a couple of days later that it’s only coming to Japan, I actually almost cried. I’m not ashamed to admit it. It’s because it’s too amazing for us to get to enjoy. That’s what it’s like to be a gamer in the west: The most astonishing games are always only in Japan. It’s almost like racism. It’s like releasing the game to black people, but white people aren’t aloud to buy it. Or if they only allowed women to play the game. Thanks for leaving us out once again Capcom. You’ve successfully risen my hopes up and crashed them right back down. Well done.

  32. Peter says:

    Please….release the game in Europe.
    It’s one of the main reasons I’m getting a 3DS and I’d just love to hear Phoenix and Maya voiced in full glorified cutscenes. XD It’d be like having an incredible Gyakuten Saiban anime (which is an awesome idea capcom). Even if we need to wait a few years after the japanese release I won’t mind so long as it comes to us eventually.

    Thank you.

  33. Esther says:

    Listen. I think if Layton and Wright were living people, I seriously think that they want to release it in Europe and the US. So Capcom, listen to your own creation and I am sure you will sell over the millions if you release it. When I heard that there was going a game about these two, I was so happy since years. I think you would make more people happier if you release the game. And forgive my bad English xD, I am Dutch (but that doesn’t I want this game so very badly).

  34. Janice says:

    CAPCOM, PLEASE RELEASE THE GAME IN OTHER COUNTRIES.I SWEAR YOU WON’T REGRET IT!!!!!
    And i’d REALLY love to hear our favourite Phoenix Wright characters being dubbed 😀

  35. JB says:

    I was going to buy the 3DS just so i could play this game!! PLEASE RELEASE IT IN AMERICA! I love both Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright!

  36. Don says:

    @ContradictoryPuzzles

    Agreed, please, it would be ridiculous not to release this at least in limited quantities!!!

  37. che says:

    this game will be the turn of the century, PLEASE MAKE IT FOR THE US. BEST PUZZLE GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Emii says:

    DO WAAAAANT.

    No but seriously. This game is one reason I even bought the 3DS, so pleaseeeeeeee. Both series are popular, so why not? :3

  39. Anon says:

    you don’t undrstand capcom. I swear ill commit suiced if u dont release world wide. CANT U SEE THAT URE MAKING ALL OF US GET ON OUR KNEES AND BEG. PEOPLE ARE READY TO GIVE THEIR MONEY AND HOUSES AWAY FOR THIS RELEASE. ALSO I DON’T THINK ITLL KILL U TO HAVE 20-30 PEOPLE DEDICATED TO DUB THE VOICES. I MEAN JUST IMAGINE… 2 WEEKS HARD WORK FOR ABOUT A TRILLION DOLLARS. YOU WILL BE THE MOST POPULAR PEOPLE IN THE UNIVERSE IF YOU RELEASE!!!!!

  40. Ema says:

    Capcom needs to release this. While I doubt that they won’t, here is a sincere plea, from a sincere fan, hoping that they’ll be sensible enough to realize how much money they can make from this crossover. And how happy they’ll make their fans be. 🙂

  41. Leena says:

    I really really REALLY want this game!!!! Capcom needs to release this game in Europe and North America!!! I started playing the Layton games JUST because I saw the trailer for the crossover! It’s gonna be one epic game, and I need to have it!!! I have a LOT of friends who want this too!

  42. Mimi says:

    I will cry myself to sleep if this game does not come to the US and Europe

  43. kurtis says:

    PLLEEEEEAAAAAASSSSSSEEEEEE!!!!!! I need this game! And a sequel to last window.

  44. Billy says:

    OMG PLEASE I BEG YOU YOU NEED TO BRING THIS OUT IN ENGLAND PROFRESOR LAYTON GAMES ARE AMAZING AND SO IS PHEONIX WRIGHT ITS THE BEST COMBO EVER!!!

  45. Holly says:

    I would very much like to play this, unfortunately I do not speak Japanese. I hope that Capcom highly considering releasing it world wide versus Japan Only. I can promise, I would spend the money on this game and any other Ace Attorney Layton games that follow. :]

  46. josh says:

    capcom don’t make even more people go threw a earthbound experience we all want the game do you want people committing sucide over this they will

  47. Connor McEwan says:

    First Ace Attorney Investigations 2, Now Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney?! Why CAPCOM WHY?!!?!?!? WE WANT BOTH OF THEM!! PLEEEEEEEEEASE!!!

    • ikemarth says:

      I agree it is wrong miles edgeworth 2 was released in Japan only and to also say prof layton vs phoenix wright maybe only Japan although CAPCOM have already said Europe is a possiblty don’t as this was a revelation in Nintendo magazine I don’t know about US though as heard nothing I will keep researching and tell all of you my finding ok if you are interested that is

  48. Dan says:

    Professor Layton Vs Ace Attorney, I Want To Know A UK Release Date And if It Will be on Wii or Normal DSi

  49. Ace Arttorney Obessive says:

    OMG Capcom/ Level 5 please bring it here to the UK. We love Layton and we (well a select few) love Ace Attorney but im possitive more people would love Phoenix if he was to work alongside Layton.

    PLEASEEEE!!!!!

  50. Liam Donnelly says:

    I would love for this game to see release outside of Japan. I know I would buy it, and I have more than a few friends who would most likely buy it as well.

  51. Rae says:

    I want it this is my favourite genre, mystery i really want another mystery game now ive completed phantom detective

  52. ChihiroAyasato says:

    This should definitely be localised, as should GK2.

  53. Chloe says:

    I would definitely buy this game, I love this genre and the storyline looks amazing!

  54. Dinmacil says:

    I would buy a 3DS just to be able to play this game!

  55. This guy says:

    There’s gatta be a way. I’ll do ANYTHING to get this game in america. For gods sake someone do something XD

  56. Serrin says:

    I agree with the rest! I will do ANYTHING to get the game out! Hope it does come out!

  57. raine robinson says:

    Agreed this game along with Ace Attorney Investigations 2 need to come state side. If they do not then truly it will be a bad call by capcom.

  58. nintylite says:

    omg capcom, are we gonna have to beg for everything now? alright… I really really want this game, i’d buy it no matter what :ppp

  59. Rameez says:

    Phoenix Wright: Objection! The decision of not releasing the game in US contradicts all these comments

    Professor Layton: Capcom! A true Gentleman never keeps his fans waiting.

    Me: PLeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssseeee i am helluva fan of both series…… the day i heard about this game i bought a 3ds………….and now iam waiting…….
    If you don’t release it on US i will learn japaneese if thats what it takes to do to play this game

  60. Lola says:

    Usually, I Don’t Buy 3DS/Nintendo DS Games.
    But if this Game will Come out, i Definitely Buy it!
    I don’t live in US, but in Europe, but Though, I want it to Come out in the US, Cause i can buy it there then.
    This Game really has to come to the US!
    Also Ace Attorney Investigations 2.

  61. Sam says:

    Come on a lot of people will buy this game in the states,don’t be dumb Capcom bring this game to the us and europe For sure I will be buy it

  62. Josh says:

    If I weren’t so poor, I’d pay every cent I have just to fund this game’s localisation. I mean, come on! These are two of my favourite series. The fact of the matter is that both series have fairly large and amazingly devoted fan bases. Who didn’t shed a tear at the end of Trials and Tribulations, honestly? To not release this game outside of Japan wouldn’t only be a poor financial decision, it would also leave thousands of devoted fans heartbroken.

  63. Alc says:

    Wow, Capcom is seriously a piece of shit.

  64. Dave says:

    What the fuck? Is this REALLY how Capcom wants to look? Making their fans that support them in UK and in US to get on their knees and beg for this game, you know how bad that makes Capcom look? You guys aren’t doing any justice by doing this, I certainly would buy it, just because of Phoenix, but holy shit, this is just a new low for you guys. Just how you guys did with MvC3 and UMvC3, and street fighter. What happened to caring about fans and giving them quality games? Y’all should really think about how you guys treat your fans before you guys lose fans.

  65. Shane says:

    We. need. this. game.

  66. Wes says:

    DO. WANT. (money…? It’s meaningless to me when this exists! PLEASE TAKE IT!)

  67. Touchpad says:

    Crapcom has a lot of nerve, shitting all over us these past few months and then making us beg for the most anticipated game after MML3.

  68. Asch says:

    North America wants it

    but me 1st gimme

  69. lau says:

    we SO need this game

    come on capcom, there’s no need to NOT publish this game in north america :/ i’m from europe and even I would by this game.

    and even if this wouldn’t be translated by capcom, I SO bet there are enough fans to translate this game and patch it :/

  70. hdv says:

    Sad, capcom. You’ll be loved if you release the game, or hated if you don’t.
    You choose.

  71. Nick says:

    I will not get a 3DS until this game is localized.

  72. Lara says:

    I soooooo want this game!

  73. matt says:

    bring it over. i have both sets a game and the perfect one to seperate the two is to have the crossover version

  74. ikemarth says:

    come on capcom think about how much people like phoenix wright you cant go back to japan only with him not thats like ripping the wright out of phoenix wright making it phoenix wrong and i would like to see this crossover because to be honest no one make games as epic and as fun as you do. i understand wright may not be strong but with this crossover he will be amazing he was a great hit in ultimate marvel vs capcom i always use him as does my sister we both stand to the reason of releasing it worldwide. please capcom you will be making alot of people happy and more so money i will say this it is absolutely not fair when only japan gets a game and not england or america you must realize how unfair miles edgewoth 2 wasn’t released in th uk an us you lost alot of happy people if you dont release it over here please release a res evil here or a ace attorny but not in japan it will then be even please its not fair how japan gets treated much better than uk or us do please i beg you i mean no harm when i say that but its just really not fair.

  75. Charckam says:

    PLEASE PLEASE! LOCALIZE PHOENIX WRIGHT VS PROFS LAYTON! I’VE PLAYED ALL THE LAYTON GAMES AND ALL THE ACE ATTORNEY GAMES AND I DON’T WANNA FEEL LIKE I’M MISSING OUT! ALSO PLEASE LOCALIZE GYAKUTEN KENJI 2!!!!!!!! THANKS ALL THE WAY FROM MALTA!!!

  76. Catherine says:

    I had hurd about the game I am still looking foward to it I have not played one of the professor layton games in a long time and I believe it would make a big hit to have a cross over of phoenix write with it I realy hope you consider have the game come to Europ and America

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  78. Capcom's conditional servant says:

    In addition with this post I will give you my first born son and/or daughter, no questions ask. This will only happen if you grant the US release of This game. YOu have 24 Hours to respond. Thank you.

  79. Sasha says:

    Dudes…C’mon. Just release it outside of Japan alright? It just isn’t fair to us fans.

  80. MayaFan says:

    Please! Make this game in america! I want to see how the new psyche locks look so bad!

  81. BethLayton says:

    MAKE THIS

  82. CapcomForever says:

    Please Capcom Make this real pleaseeeeeeee ill die for this !!!!

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