Level-5 announced today that it has partnered with Capcom to develop a crossover title for the Nintendo 3DS that will bring together Level-5’s acclaimed Professor Layton series with Capcom’s beloved Ace Attorney franchise into one glorious puzzle solving courtroom drama.
The official announcement came during Level-5’s Vision press conference where Ace Attorney designer Shu Takumi joined Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino to unveil the new game. Takumi will oversee the scenario design of the game.
The game doesn’t have an official English name just yet, but the Japanese title will be Layton Kyouju vs. Gyakuten Saiban, which, as Andriasang points out, essentially translates to Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney. As for the story, Layton fans will feel right at home as Layton and attorney Phoenix Wright find themselves in a mystical, witch-infested town called Labyrinth City.
While Layton attempts to solve the mysteries surrounding a man known as the Story Teller, whose magical pen is capable of creating anything it writes, Wright will be tasked with defending a citizen accused of witchcraft. Am I wrong, or does this sound like one of the greatest scenarios for a game ever?
Professor Layton is one of the main reasons why I want a 3DS, and this announcement just made me a guaranteed future 3DS owner.
Like I said, am I wrong?